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Beyond the Bale : March 2014
September 2010 BEYOND THE BALE 40 ON-FARM AWI support for shearing and woolhandling AWI provides free training for novice, improver and professional shearers and wool handlers through its regional coaching program. Provided by registered training organisations, the training focuses on shearers and wool handlers in the shed, particularly on increasing their productivity and skill development. Find out more about the AWI shearer and woolhandler skills development program and government-funded training initiatives by contacting AWI’s preferred training provider in your state. AWI also supports local, state and national shearing and woolhandling competitions to promote excellence and professionalism within the Australian shearing industry and encourage young people to join the industry. If you’re planning a local or regional shearing and woolhandling competition based on Sports Shear Australia criteria, you may be eligible for support from AWI. Contact Ian Evans at AWI on 0427 773 005 or email@example.com to find out more about what support might be available for your event. For further information visit www.wool.com/harvesting STATE TRAINING PROVIDER CONTACT NSW TAFE NSW – Western Institute Richard Ingham, 1300 666 292 TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute Graeme Anderson, 1800 441 244 TAFE NSW – New England Pauline Smith, 02 6773 7110 QLD Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC) Carolyn Doyle, 1800 888 710 TECTRA Gavin Rowland, 0427 432 5450 SA TAFE SA Bob Reid, 08 8303 7822 TAS Primary Employers Tasmania (PET) Keith Rice, 03 6343 2244 VIC SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc Darren Templeton, 0427 435 244 RIST – Rural Industries Skills Training Louise Cameron, 03 5573 0943 WA CY O’Connor College of TAFE (Northern Region) Stephen Madson, 08 9881 9000 Great Southern TAFE (Lower Southern Region) Peter Young, 08 9892 7551 • Machinery, plant and equipment demonstrations • Wool quality and preparation • Shed safety and design • Mental health issues - "Keeping Sane® in a Blue Singlet" - plus information on depression, drugs and alcohol, and bullying • Sheep handling and animal welfare developments • Wool classing/baling and weight • Equipment suppliers and manufacturers • Employment awards developments/ rates/safety • Panel discussion - covering a broad range of 'hot topics' • Chemical safety • Animal health and welfare • Ram sedation • Health, nutrition and alternative joint therapies • Plant/cool room/amenities block demonstrations • Show bag and prizes • Industry dinner with surprise guests and entertainment March 2014 BEYOND THE BALE