Prepare the wool clip in the wool harvesting industry

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Prepare the wool clip in the wool harvesting industry
Level
2
Credits
20
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to, as directed: carry out shed
set-up and work pattern for handling wool; handle wool at the board; pick up
and throw fleece, and set down waiting fleece; and handle wool on the table
or blend stack.
Subfield
Wool Harvesting
Domain
Wool Handling
Status
Registered
Status date
21 August 2009
Date version published
21 August 2009
Planned review date
31 December 2014
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Primary Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0052
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1
The following documents provide both a source of the national standard as stated in
the performance criteria, and useful background information relating to this unit
standard –
Clip Preparation – Best Practice Guideline (Wellington: NZ Wool Classers
Association, May 2007). Available from Meat and Wool NZ, PO Box 121, Wellington
6140.
Wool Handling Handbook (Christchurch: Tectra Ltd, 2007). ISBN 0-9582522-0-3.
Available from Tectra Ltd., PO Box 7327, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
Wool Pressing Handbook (Christchurch: Tectra Ltd, 2007). ISBN 0-9582522-3-8.
Available from Tectra Ltd., PO Box 7327, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
Best practice guideline for the New Zealand shearing industry: A guide for
workplaces (Wellington: Department of Labour, 2008), available from
http://www.dol.govt.nz.
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Definitions
Waiting fleece – any fleece not yet processed over the table.
Faults – length, colour, contamination.
On-farm procedures – the verbal and written procedures for woolshed practices.
Wool market requirements – contract specifications as set out by the buyer or
grower.
3
Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and
Safety in Employment Act 1992, and its subsequent amendments.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Carry out shed set-up and work pattern for handling wool as directed.
Range
shearing board, wool table, blend stack, fadges, bins, press.
Performance criteria
1.1
Shed set-up is carried out.
1.2
Work pattern of self within the team is coordinated with other team members to
minimise interruptions to work flow.
1.3
Wool handling methods are adapted to meet wool market requirements.
Element 2
Handle wool at the board as directed.
Performance criteria
2.1
Oddments and faults are identified and removed according to length, colour,
and contamination.
Range
2.2
Body wool is kept clear of oddments and contaminants.
Range
2.3
includes but is not limited to – bellies, fribs, first pieces, second
pieces and locks, eye clips, necks, dags, urine stain, pen stain,
black wool, raddle, body wool.
includes but is not limited to – dags, stains, eye clips, second
pieces and locks.
The working area is kept in a condition that allows work to be carried out with
minimal interruptions to all staff.
Range
use of sweep, tidiness, timing, coordination, teamwork.
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Element 3
Pick up and throw fleece, and set down waiting fleece, as directed.
Performance criteria
3.1
Parts of the fleece are identified, to allow set-up for pick up and throw.
3.2
Fleece is picked up in a compact manner.
Range
from the board, from the floor.
3.3
Fleece is thrown on a clear table in accordance with the Wool Handling
Handbook.
3.4
Any waiting fleeces are set down on a clear area.
Range
3.5
tidy, compact, back legs of fleece visible.
Work pattern with other team members is carried out with minimum
interruptions to work flow.
Range
timing, tidiness, co-ordination, teamwork.
Element 4
Handle wool on the table or blend stack as directed.
Performance criteria
4.1
Oddments and faults are identified and removed according to length, colour,
and contamination.
Range
includes but is not limited to – first pieces, necks, vegetable
matter, pen stain, cotted wool, discoloured wool.
4.2
Fleeces are placed in designated areas in accordance with on-farm procedures.
4.3
Work pattern with other team members is carried out with minimum
interruptions to work flow.
Range
timing, tidiness, coordination, teamwork.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
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Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation [email protected] if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
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