WOOL522 Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation

Updated: 06 June 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus 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
03 September 2019 05 September 2019 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL322 or WOOL422
Notes

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
WOOL422 - 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 No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 20% 1800
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 2200
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Project 20% 1400
Assessment Notes

Group or individual

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Quiz (self assessment) 0% 100
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Seminar 10%
Assessment Notes

Presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-7


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. present an advanced and expert analysis of the attributes of wool and these attributes affect their use in textile end products;
  2. demonstrate an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the product supply chains for apparel and non-apparel wool fibres and supply possible answers to complex problems;
  3. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the marketing mechanisms used to supply wool to market and their impact on all aspects of the industry;
  4. critically evaluate the impact of economic and risk factors associated with wool production and marketing;
  5. demonstrate a knowledge of environmental impacts and public policy on wool production and marketing;
  6. demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise and present information on the state of the wool industry with a high level of autonomy and accountability; and
  7. critically review the literature relating to the topic and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the topic.