WOOL422 Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation

Updated: 27 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
18 August 2020 20 August 2020 Mandatory Students are reimbursed travel costs by AWET to attend the School held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ANPR211 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL322 or WOOL522

Students enrolled in WOOL522 will have to complete the requirements for WOOL422 and complete additional guided reading/practical work appropriate to the needs of individual students.

Combined Units WOOL322 - Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation
WOOL522 - Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation
Coordinator(s) James Preston (jpresto8@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit is designed to provide students and non-economists with a basic understanding of economic and marketing principles together with clip preparation procedures. Specific topics incude: on-farm fibre measurement, shearing, wool classing, selling systems, developments in wool marketing and demand for Australian wool and product promotion.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the attributes of wool and discuss the impact of these attributes in textile end products;
  2. analyse critically the product supply chains for apparel and non-apparel wool fibres and identify possible problems;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate the marketing mechanisms used to supply wool to market;
  4. utilise a knowledge of the economic and risk factors associated with wool production and marketing to develop new understanding;
  5. communicate advanced information on the issues of environmental impacts and public policy on wool production and marketing; and
  6. demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise and present information on the state of the wool industry to a variety of audiences.