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NZ Merino Wool Classer

Scholarship Programme 2024

NZ Merino Wool Classer Scholarship Programme 2024

NZM is offering an exciting programme for up and coming Wool Classers who have completed their classing certification. This is an opportunity to gain practical experience and training under experienced classers in high quality merino sheds.

Trainees will complete a customised training programme designed to hone skills in fine wool classing, and provide an overall well-rounded education on wool harvesting through to the market delivery of the product. The programme will be provided by NZM along with two highly experienced classing mentors.

As well as the practical in shed classing skills, trainees will build an understanding and appreciation for ZQ values, contracts, and the administration requirements required to be a successful classer in the industry.

Successful applicants will receive a payment to assist in covering travel costs, a resource kit and a customised set of ZQ apparel.


Applications Close: 24 April 2024
Applicant Interviews: held between 6 - 10 May 2024

Course Starts: 15 July 2024
Course Summary & Presentations: 14 October 2024



1. Complete the APPLICATION FORM

2. Send the completed application form, with a CV / Resume and cover letter to the below contact details: Nic Blanchard -

*The programme requires a full time commitment from the 15 July 2024 - 14 October 2024 During this time participants will be required to travel and some programme activities will take place on weekend days. Course dates are subject to change, but will be adhered to where possible

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