WOMOlife


WOMOlife stands for Work wise, Move wise. At the core of WOMOlife is the philosophy 'work wise, move wise for a longer, more sustainable career'.

Our vision is for a new model of vocational training in New Zealand that includes moving and working in a way which is performance enhancing. 

WOMOlife online training courses are supported by residential training days in the wool shed with industry-recognised trainers. The combination of online learning and wool shed training promotes faster learning, faster skills growth, increased confidence, and better productivity.

In addition, WOMOlife evaluates movement patterns and identifies warning signs to reduce the risk and potential of injury.

We believe our approach will improve the understanding of health and fitness requirements when working in the wool harvesting industry.

Introducing WOMOlife presenters:

Laura Hancock

Nathan Stratford

Carmen Smith

Jeremy Goodger

WOMOlife and Kaiaka

Fully Funded Training for Wool Harvesting

Late 2020, WOMOlife was appointed by Kaiaka Wool Industry Training NZ to deliver a pilot wool harvesting training programme, recruiting and and training up to 270 early career and new industry participants over the following 18 months.

Shearers and Wool Handlers

WOMOlife's first courses will be for shearers and wool handlers who are already working in the industry and would like the opportunity to upskill. Shearers and wool handlers will have access to our online content and will then come together in the wool shed for the first of our residential shearing and wool handling courses to be held in March/April 2021.

Shed Hands and Pressers

For shed hands and pressers who are keen to upskill to become shearers or wool handlers, we’ll also be running introductory online and residential training courses in October 2021, along with shed hand training for new entrants.

Course numbers will be limited.

To apply or for more information, head to alifeinwool.co.nz

Demo Video


Check out one of our online training videos. All videos are bite-size (1 - 6 minutes long) and can be watched any time, any where, on any device, as long as there's good connectivity.