If you'd like a challenging, physical and interesting lifestyle that can involve travel, this kind of work could be just for you. Wool harvesting involves the shearing of sheep and preparing wool for sale. You could be working in regional and remote areas of Australia and there are very good financial returns for top shearers.
With around 5000 shearers and a similar number of wool handlers and crutchers needed each year, it is estimated that over 1000 new staff are required annually, as well as 300-400 new woolclassers to prepare the clip for sale. Many sheep farmers are qualified to class their own clip.
The main occupations in the wool harvesting sector are wool handler, shed hand (or roustabout), shearer and woolclasser.