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NZ Merino Wool Classer

Scholarship Programme 2023

NZ Merino Wool Classer Scholarship Programme 2023

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: 19 May 2023
Applicant Interviews: held between 29 - 31 May 2023

Course Starts: 17 July 2023
Course Summary & Presentations: 25 September 2023



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 17 July 2023 - 6 October 2023. During this time participants will be required to travel and some programme activities will take place on weekend days. Course dates cannot be guaranteed, but will be adhered to if possible. 

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