WOOL482 Wool Processing

Updated: 29 January 2020
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
11 August 2020 13 August 2020 Mandatory The intensive school is held in Geelong and Melbourne and AWET will provide travel reimbursement to students.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ANPR211 or candiature in a posgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL382 or WOOL452 or WOOL462 or WOOL552 or WOOL562 or WOOL582

WOOL482 has additional load compared to WOOL382 consisting of an extra assignment and an examination expecting a greater level of unbderstanding of the unit material

Combined Units WOOL382 - Wool Processing
Coordinator(s) James Preston (jpresto8@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers: wool scouring, carbonising, wool carding, combing, weaving, knitting and finishing, and principles of woven, non-woven and carpet manufacture. Also the effect of fibre qualities on processing performance are covered.

Important Information

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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 and integrated understanding of the rationale of blending wool before scouring, scoured wool before carding, carded slivers through the gilling process and so on throughout the processing line;
  2. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the fundamental processes and systems involved in scouring and the three main processing routes of wool yarn manufacture (worsted, woollen and semi-worsted);
  3. explain the attributes of yarn and the importance of twist and the multi-stage process of spinning; this will also demonstrate the ability to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories;
  4. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the relationship between early and late stage wool processing including the effect of fibre properties on fabric quality; and demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the latest developments in wool processing including producing a fabric that matches the requirements of customers;
  5. describe and evaluate the main techniques and procedures for spinning, weaving, knitting, finishing, non-woven and carpet manufacture; thereby demonstrating an ability to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  6. critically review and evaluate the current literature on the latest research occurring in this field, also demonstrate the ability to undertake research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice.