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Beyond the Bale : September 2011
25 September 2011 BEYOND THE BALE ON-FARM Shearer and wool handler training AWI funds training for novice, improver and professional shearers and wool handlers within its regional coaching program. The aim of the AWI shearer and wool handler training program is to: l attract and retain new entrants into the wool harvesting industry l build the capacity and longevity of existing staff l increase returns to wool producers through improved clip preparation practices. AWI currently contracts training organisations to deliver in shed coaching to the shearers and wool handlers. AWI recently held a series of national Consistency Workshops in Armidale, NSW; Dookie, Victoria; and Broomehill, Western Australia, for trainers and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) managers. The key aims of the workshops were to facilitate an exchange of information between trainers and RTOs and ensure a high standard of training consistent across the country. To find out more about the AWI training program and/or government- funded training initiatives, please contact AWI's preferred training provider in your state. Helping productivity and safety: a raised board; lowered ceiling over the shearers to prevent glare; minimal use of columns. Helping provide a cool air flow: vents on the side of the building; water drizzled down screens hanging from the eaves; an overhanging roof providing shade. STATE PROVIDER CONTACT NSW TAFE NSW -- Western Institute Jim Murray 0427 460 007 QLD Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC) Rick Gardiner 0427 293 662 SA TAFE SA Bob Reid 0427 604 255 TA S Primary Employers Tasmania (PET) Richard Leahy 0438 265 753 VIC SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc Darren Templeton 0427 435 244 WA CY O'Connor College of TAFE (Northern Region) Stephen Madson 0409 080 243 Great Southern Institute of Technology (Lower Southern Region) Peter Young 0427 989 848 WOOL HARVESTING DVD TRAINING RESOURCES In 2007, AWI produced a set of six DVDs to aid in the training of novice and skilled shearers and wool handlers. The DVDs are still available. Aimed at trainers, trainees and professional industry people, the DVDs contain a menu that allows viewers to navigate around the DVD, choosing the sections they want to watch. The DVDs can be viewed using a DVD player on a laptop, personal computer or on a DVD player connected to a television. AWI'S PREFERRED SHEARING AND WOOLHANDLING TRAINING PROVIDERS l Novice Shearing - Training for your future. l Improver/Professional Shearing - Refining your skills. l Wool Handling and Shed Skills - Making it easier. l Experting and Grinding - Obtaining the best from your gear. l Wool Industry Workouts - Exercise for shearers & wool handlers. l Crutching Techniques - Improving Productivity. More information: To obtain the DVDs, contact the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099.