Unit of competency details

AHCWOL301 - Appraise wool using industry descriptions (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCWOL301A - Appraise wool using industry descriptionsThis unit is equivalent to AHCWOL301A Appraise wool using industry descriptions 26/Jun/2016


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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050103 Wool Science  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050103 Wool Science  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to appraise wool by applying the industry description system (AWEX-ID) to classed lines of wool.

All work is carried out to industry standards using the AWEX system for the appraisal and description of non-measured characteristics of greasy wool (AWEX-ID) and Code of Practice for the Preparation of Australian Wool Clips.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Wool (WOL)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Source and prepare information on wool to be appraised

1.1 Identify and access sources of information on wool appraisal

1.2 Describe the features of AWEX - ID the system for the appraisal and description of non-measured characteristics of greasy wool

1.3 Identify and classify the visual characteristics to be appraised using the relevant descriptors

2. Apply the industry description to lines in a clip

2.1 Check wool clip classing lines for compliance with the Code of Practice

2.2 Appraise wool clip classing lines and record the AWEX-ID

2.3 Evaluate the consistency of appraisal across a wool clip against appraisals for the clip in the sale catalogue

3. Use the industry description to establish a market value for lines made

3.1 Access market information

3.2 Identify premiums and discounts for wool characteristics

3.3 Determine a value for each line made

4. Review clip preparation strategies using an industry description

4.1 Check clip preparation strategies and revise using the AWEX-ID descriptors, and the market value applied to the lines made

4.2 Provide feedback on market information, the effect of management on the wool clip and possible future selection strategies to the woolgrower using the AWEX-ID descriptors applied to the lines

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Wool appraised must include wool from Fine/Superfine Merino, Medium/Strong Merino and Crossbred wool clips.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCWOL301A Appraise wool using industry descriptions

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • source and prepare information on wool to be appraised for industry description (AWEX-ID)
  • apply an industry description (AWEX-ID) to lines in a clip and record appraisal result
  • use an industry description (AWEX-ID) to establish a market value for lines made
  • review clip preparation strategies using industry standard terminology to communicate feedback to the grower

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • features of Code of Practice for the Preparation of Australian Wool Clips
  • features of AWEX system for the appraisal and description of non-measured characteristics of greasy wool (AWEX-ID)
  • features of the Australian Wool Exchange Wool Selling Rules
  • interpretation of the wool sale catalogue
  • interpretation of wool testing data
  • relevant sources of wool sale lot information
  • features of subjective assessment of style, colour, type of vegetable matter fault, degree of stain and faults, and defects.

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the work place or simulated environments that accurately reflect performance in a real workplace setting.

Evidence of competency must be demonstrated in Fine/Superfine Merino, Medium/Strong Merino and Crossbred wool clips.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs and be currently registered with the Australian Wool Exchange as Australian Wool classers.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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