| Learning Outcomes (LO)
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
understand and describe the nature, structure and size of the Australian sheep and wool industry and its products, including lamb, mutton and wool, and its relationship to world markets; and in so doing the student will demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the subject;
identify and evaluate the challenges facing the Australian sheep and wool industry now and into the future and explain how these could be managed; and in doing so the student will also demonstrate an ability to analyse and evaluate information;
by describing the environmental, physiological, nutritional and genetic factors affecting sheep and wool production the student will also demonstrate the ability to transmit this knowledge to others;
identify the different methods of producing sheepmeat and wool and how these vary with location and climate; this will also show the student's abilty to analyse and evaluate information; and
outline the marketing systems for wool in Australia and describe how wool reaches the consumer; this will require the student to apply knowledge/skills of the subject.