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Wool Classer

Wool Classers are members of the technicians and trades industry. They perform routine or classifying work for wool buyers and merchants. They appraise and value wool to be sold at retail locations.

Duties and tasks

  • Assigning prices to wool based on classification and category
  • Classifying wool based on quality
  • Meeting with wool buyers to procure wool samples
  • Staying up to date on wool industry standards and protocol
  • Working closely with wool buyers to determine the best outlets at which to buy wool

Skills required

  • Ability to read others and perceive motivation behind actions
  • Active listening skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Reading comprehension

Working conditions

Wool Classers are often subordinate to wool buyers and other skilled individuals in the wool industry. As such, they may work in office settings, in laboratories, or on-site with wool growers.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Wool Exchange
The Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association (ALPA)
The Australian Wool Industries Secretariat Inc (AWIS)

Related jobs and job titles

  • Hide Classer
  • Shearing Overseer
  • Wool Grader
  • Wool Valuer