Wool Shed Operations & Lambing

    Course details

    • Code: AGRI.3102
    • Fee: $608*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Agriculture
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
LocationTokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Rotorua Trades Academy, Whakatane Trades Academy
Related programmes
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand wool-shed operations and hazards, operate a shearing hand- piece, assist with wool shed operations, and understand sheep identification and record keeping requirements.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. describe the activities and hazards in a wool shed during shearing;
  2. carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations;
  3. dag and crutch sheep by machine with prepared equipment;
  4. describe lambing, and the procedures for assisting ewes having difficulty lambing; and
  5. understand features and attributes of sheep, and the types of identification and record-keeping required.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

TitleCodeLevelCredits
Dag and crutch sheep with prepared equipment57725
Describe the activities and hazards in a wool shed during shearing from a farm perspective1914722
Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations1914625
Describe lambing, and the procedures for assisting ewes having difficulty lambing1914934
Assist with preparation and handling of lambs for docking1915222
Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep2464122
Assist with easy care lambing2464322

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017