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New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4)

This programme is designed to enable you to gain a job or progress within the wool shed or elsewhere along any point of the wool supply chain. It will teach you the knowledge and practical skills needed to work with wool production and processing through to the supply chain and market.

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Key Details
Telford Distance
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Duration:

Part-time over 2 years (2 papers per year starting in February and June).

Study Modes:
Blended Delivery
Dates:

2021 Semester 2: 05 July to 29 October - Applications Close Date: 21 June 2021

2022 Semester 1: 07 February to 03 June - Applications Close Date: 14 February 2022

2022 Semester 2: 04 July to 28 October - Applications Close Date: 11 July 2022

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wool industry with individuals who have skills and knowledge in the production, harvesting, preparation, marketing, manufacturing and processing of wool.

The qualification recognises the skills and technical knowledge of wool classification, production, processing that meet wool supply chain, market, and customer requirements and maximise return in the wool supply chain.

Graduates of this qualification will gain eligibility to become a wool classer certified with a Provisional (P) stencil through the New Zealand Wool Classing Association.

Graduates will be capable of working independently and have some responsibility for the performance of others.

You will study:

  • Wool Value Chain
  • Wool Classification
  • Working in the Wool Industry
  • Woolshed Management

This Blended Delivery course is delivered online with 5 day block courses available in both the North and South Island.

CWT400 Wool Value Chain (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in managing fleece identification, sampling and recording procedures and in identifying different wool lines and grades according to sheep breed.

CWT401 Wool Classification (20 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in identifying different wool lines and grades according to sheep breed in order to evaluate and classify wool and make wool classification decisions which reflect wool market  and supply chain requirements and industry standards.

CWT402 Working in the Wool Industry (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in identifying wool characteristics and use wool classification codes and technologies to class wool fibre and communicate findings.

CWT403 Woolshed Management (10 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills to manage responsibilities and output of a team in a woolshed.

Wool Production;
Sheep Breeds;
O
rganisations within the NZ Wool Industry (Brokers; Private Merchants;
Exporters;
Scourers
and Test Houses) along with the Wool Processing Systems

Graduates of this qualification may be employed as wool classers in the wool industry either on-farm or beyond the farm gate in roles such as broker, merchant, scourer or exporter. Other opportunties include, but are not limited to, wool manufacturing, wool testing, wool science and wool promotion.

Applicants must have some internet access to be able to download the course material and assessments, check emails and upload completed assessments.

Entry into the New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4)

Applicants under 20 years:
Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2.

Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme, such as past employment in the sector, or previous wool classing or grading experience,may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

English Language Requirements
Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

 

For more information contact:
Laurie Boniface
Email: laurie.boniface@sit.ac.nz
Richard Gavigan
Email: gavigan@xtra.co.nz

For more information contact:

Laurie Boniface

Email: laurie.boniface@sit.ac.nz

Richard Gavigan

Email: gavigan@xtra.co.nz

As this is an online programme, students must have some internet access to access course materials and assessments.

Part-time study - student may only enrol in 1 paper per intake

  • Students who have previously completed WOSC041 Wool Value Chain Will receive credit transfer for CWT400 Wool Value Chain
  • Students who have previously completed W0SC042 Wool Classification Will receive credit transfer for CWT401 Wool Classification 
  • Students who have previously completed WOSC043 Working in the Wool Industry Will receive credit transfer for CWT402 Working in the Wool Industry 
  • Students who have previously completed COMP021 Computing and Communications Will receive credit transfer for CWT403 Woolshed Management 

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the  New Zealand  Certificate in Wool Technology and Classing (Level 4) part-time over 2 years. 

 

5 day block courses available in both the North and South Island.

10-14 May in Christchurch

16-20 August in Napier

Assessment documents will be online. Students will need internet access to download the documents  and again when they submit the completed work. 

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