Sheep and Wool Science
UNE is the only university in Australia to offer a comprehensive range of sheep and wool units developed and funded by industry bodies. The Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) developed the following units and scholarships to educate students and encourage them into a career in the Australian sheep and wool industry.
The units cover all aspects of the Australian sheep and wool industry and supply chain, from farm to fabric. University students from across Australia participate in the sheep and wool units offered by UNE creating a unique opportunity to develop contacts and networks across Australia.
Why Study Sheep and Wool Science at UNE?
All units are available via distance education and cross-institutional enrolment (see 'Enrolment' below for more details).
WOOL312/412/512 - Sheep Production
WOOL322/422/ 522 - Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation
WOOL382/482 - Wool Processing
WOOL372/472 - Wool Technology
WOOL300 - Fundamentals of Sheep and Wool Production
ANPR350/450 - Sheep Management
Cross-institutional enrolment in the UNE sheep and wool units is available with the following universities:
- Adelaide University
- Charles Sturt University
- Curtin University
- Marcus Oldham College
- Murdoch University
- University of Queensland
- University of Sydney
- University of Tasmania
- University of Western Australia
- University of Western Sydney
1. Go to Forms and Procedures
3. Fill out the "UNE Home Provider Endorsement Form" ensuring you get your home university to sign this form. "All Cross Institutional applicants must include approval from your home institution", for the unit to count toward your degree.
4. Fill out Apply online
Ensure that you attach your completed "UNE Home Provider Endorsement Form" as your application will not be processed without this form.
5. You will then receive an offer letter by mail from UNE to enrol in your unit(s). There are clear instructions at the end of this letter on how to ENROL.
6. You then go back online to ENROL: https://my.une.edu.au
Students new to the University will have to establish their UNE username and password, which can be done by clicking on the link "Enrolling for the first time to UNE? Register your account here"
7. If the message "why is this invalid" comes up this is due to prerequisites. Go to AskUNE and state that you are cross-institute and meet pre-requisite from home institute (3rd or 4th year students only).
8. Check your enrolment on https://my.une.edu.au. You will not receive unit material until you have completed enrolment.
UNE may have different semester dates and semester breaks than your home University. To ensure you don't have trouble enrolling start the enrolment process at least 3 weeks before trimester starts. You can enroll for all three trimesters at the start of the year. If you find it necessary to drop units this needs to be done before the unit 'last day to withdraw'. This and other important UNE dates can be found at Principal Dates.
Start Enrolment by
2nd Nov 2015
8th Feb 2016
12th Oct 2015
Start Enrolment by
22nd Feb 2016
3rd June 2016
1st Feb 2016
27th June 2016
10th Oct 2016
6th June 2016
24th Oct 2016
30th Jan 2017
3rd Oct 2016
The Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) supports students with an interest in the sheep and wool industry studying agricultural based degrees by providing scholarships of up to $6000 a year to successful applicants. Honours scholarships of $6000 are also available for those researching wool based projects.
About the Australian Wool Education Trust
The Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) developed and funds the delivery of the sheep and wool units offered at UNE. To further encourage students to study sheep and wool science AWET also provides financial support to students to travel to and from the intensive schools.
AWET has supported students studying agricultural based degrees across Australia through the AWET undergraduate scholarship for over 7 years and also offers scholarships for honours research into sheep and wool science.
AWET is administered by 8 Trustees, 3 appointed by the Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd (AWTA LTD), 3 appointed by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI) and 2 by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO).
The Trust is an independent body, with policy being fully determined by the Trustees without influence from AWTA Ltd, AWI or FAWO.
For more information about AWET and their current work visit their website, Woolwise.
This website is an on-line resource for educators, researchers, consultants, students and other stakeholders in the wool industry.
To contact the AWET:
AWET Secretary, Mr Peter Sommerville.
Mail: C/- AWTA Ltd, 70 Robertson Street, Kensington, VIC, 3031
Telephone: +61 3 9371 4105
Facsimile: +61 3 9371 4191
Wool Student Surveys
Each year, students undertaking the wool units are asked to participate in a survey to determine why students enrol in the wool units, and to assess student satisfaction with these units. Results from these surveys can be found here.
Partnerships, Networks and Industry Links
- Department of Agriculture - Australia
- Department of Primary Industries - New South Wales
- Department of Environment and Primary Industries - Victoria
- Department of Agriculture and Food - Western Australia
- Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment - Tasmania
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Queensland
- Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
Wool and Sheep Industry
- Australian AWEX
- Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd
- Australian Wool Innovation
- Australian Wool Network
- Meat & Livestock Australia
- Michell Wool
- Quality Wool
- Sheepmeat Council of Australia
- WoolProducers Australia
- Wools of New Zealand
- Wools of Uruguay
- Western Wool Marketing
- Roberts Ltd
- Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association
- Tasmanian Farmers' & Graziers' Association
- Australian Wool Growers Association
- Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA
- Sheep CRC
- South Australian Research and Development Institute
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Enquiries about studying sheep and wool science at UNE:
Wool Science Lecturer and Wool Scholarship Coordinator
Dr Emma Doyle
Phone: +61 2 6773 3094
Fax: +61 2 6773 3922
Sheep and Wool Chair
Professor David Cottle
Phone: +61 2 6773 2178
Fax: +61 2 6773 3922
For general and administrative enquiries, AskUNE.