|The first CRC for Wool Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), which operated from 2001-2007, had a broad mandate, and was based around 4 project streams:
The educational modules available from Woolwise were developed during this CRC via the education and training stream. These resources are now owned by AWET and are licensed to the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. They are the basis for undergraduate degrees offered by the University. They are also made available to individuals who register on the site.
Three levels of access are provided:
An Educator is a registered user wishing to utilise these resources as research and/or reference materials. An Educator can access MsWord versions of the resources as well as PDF versions. Educator access is provided to appropriate registrants by the site Administrator. If you wish to have Educator access you must be a teacher or academic.
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The resources or “modules” available are:
UNE is the leading centre for the study of wool science in Australia with the most comprehensive range of sheep and wool units. These units cover all aspects of the wool supply chain from farm to fabric utilising these resource materials.
A total of 10 education modules are available, although not all of these are offered every year. Students can be enrolled directly at the University of New England or participate in the education modules offered by UNE via distance education.
UNE is in the heart of premium fine wool country and there is ready access to all the resources needed for teaching and research in sheep and wool science, including University rural properties and animal houses. Much of this research is conducted with UNE, CSIRO Livestock Industries and NSW DPI co-supervisors in the economics, genetics, biochemistry, nutrition, wool metrology and health areas.
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In partnership with the Sheep CRC, Australian Wool Innovation, the Australian Meat and Livestock Association and the University of New England, the Australian Wool Education Trust provided funding for a comprehensive range of education modules to be developed and delivered by UNE. With the winding up of the Sheep CRC in 2007 the CRC and its core parties assigned the intellectual property associated with the Sheep and Wool Modules produced during the course of the CRC to the Trust. This Deed requires the Trust to make this Intellectual Property available to other organisations and individuals, but with some caveats.
The Assignment Deed requires AWET to use its reasonable endeavours to:
To comply with these obligations AWET has granted a licence to the Modules and the Module IP to the University of New England (UNE) for the purposes of conducting specific educational activities based on the Modules. This arrangement is covered by the Assignment Deed.
In granting this licence AWET retained the right to Use the Licensed IP and to grant licences to third parties for any purpose, provided that where in the reasonable opinion of AWET there is a direct conflict between the proposed activities of a proposed third party and the activities of UNE, AWET must consult with UNE and will use its reasonable discretion in considering such grant to any other third party licensee.
Under the terms of the Assignment Deed AWET must on request:
Furthermore, under the terms of the Assignment Deed AWET must grant: