AWEX Woolclassing Competition at The Royal Easter Show 2013
In this video, the CEO of the Australian Wool Exchange, Mark Grave, talks to us about the National Woolclassing Competition held at The Royal Easter Show.
Woolclassing is the act of classing (grading) wool. It is the first stage of processing, when the initial sorting of wool is done.
This is the second year that AWEX has held a National Woolclassing Competition at The Royal Easter Show and we were lucky enough to talk to some of the competitors. These competitors are the best graduates from around Australia and are brought together to compete in one place. The competition is significant because it lifts the profile of woolclassing and helps people to be aware of what woolclassing actually is.
To become a woolclasser you must complete your training at TAFE and to become a registered woolclasser you must register with AWEX. This video displays the many skills involved in woolclassing and showcases its importance to the Australian economy.