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.

More information

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.