Years 9 – 10

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity to explore the Australian Curriculum with students across Year 9 – Year 10.


With world food supply coming under the microscope as the global population increases, the Australian wool industry provides a relevant platform for Year 9 students to study the environmental impacts of human alteration of biomes to produce food and fibre.

Economics and Business

As a global fibre commodity, wool competes in the marketplace against a range of natural and synthetic fibres. The Australian wool industry offers an interesting case study for Year 9 students to investigate how and why wool businesses seek to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market.

For Year 10 students the wool industry offers insights into the ways individual businesses organise themselves to improve productivity, including the ways they manage their workforce, and how they respond to changing economic conditions.

Design and Technologies

Australia’s wool industry provides the ideal opportunity for students across Years 9 and 10 to investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre.

Wool4School™ competition

Wool4School™ is a real-life fashion design experience tailored for the classroom, with big rewards available for both students and teachers.

Open to year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students, Wool4School™ sets the challenge to design an original outfit made from one of the world’s most innovative and natural fibres – Australian Merino wool.

Lesson plans and resource packs have been designed in line with the Australian Curriculum, providing an easy-to-teach project to introduce to your Year 7 to 11 classes.

Teacher lesson plans – along with the student design brief –vary for each year group.

The teacher resource pack includes:

  • Lesson plans
  • Units of work
  • Interactive teacher resources
  • Resource kit, which contains valuable information and fabric samples
  • Australian Curriculum links
  • Online videos and training material