Qualification details

AHC32910 - Certificate III in Shearing (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC32916 - Certificate III in ShearingThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC32910 Certificate III in Shearing. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE31503 - Certificate III in Shearing 09/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361211 Shearer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4612-11 Shearer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sheep 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Shearer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361211 Shearer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4612-11 Shearer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification relates to shearing at the professional level. This requires a high standard of workmanship at a rate of at least 120 sheep per day. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

Certificate II in Shearing.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Shearing or Certificate IV in Agriculture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Shearer - professional level

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To be eligible to enrol in this qualification applicants must be able to demonstrate shearing skills and knowledge at Certificate II in Shearing level by completion of that certificate or by Recognition of Prior Learning.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


  • Working as an individual and a team member


  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

  • Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Managing time and priorities


  • Monitoring and evaluating own performance
  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques.
  • Learning in a range of settings including informal learning
  • Participating in ongoing learning
  • Learning in order to accommodate change
  • Learning new skills and techniques


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of seven (7) core units.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


AHCSHG204A Shear sheep to improver level

AHCSHG302A Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG303A Maintain and service shearing handpieces

AHCSHG304A Shear sheep to professional level

AHCSHG305A Maintain consistent shearing performance


AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities