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Course overview

Learn the process of safely preparing and applying chemicals to ACDC / AusChem standards.

COURSE LOCATIONS

This course is offered at various locations - please refer to the intakes listed below. 

Current intake/s*:

2018 Intake date/s Location
12-13 November Charters Towers
13-14 November Dalby
19-20 November Walkamin
22-23 November Longreach Pastoral College
03-04 December Bundaberg
04-05 December Emerald Agricultural College

*Short course schedule is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm locations and times.


Future intakes will be added periodically. Check back regularly for updates or contact us if you are interested in this course.

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

​Participants will learn the process of safely preparing and applying chemicals including transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely, and identifying and controlling weeds to comply with legislative requirements.

Our chemicals short course is delivered under the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations qualification. If a student is new to the industry (and specifically – new to the use of chemicals), then we will send workbooks / online exercises to the student prior to their practical skills application and assessment session. The student will need to complete this fundamental theory work before their practical session.

Chemical courses for experienced participants are also available, including a 1 day Refresher. Contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Course fees*:

Fee type Accredited
Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate $456 per person

*Prices may vary if a short course has additional requirements including, but not limited to, specific venue hire, catering requests, travel beyond one (1) hour from any QATC college or training hub, or if enrolment numbers are not expected to meet the usual minimum quantity of participants. If a given short course has a price that varies from above, it will be specified separately against that intake.

 

                                    

AgForce Member discount of 20% on the course fee* - tell us your member number when booking and paying for your course.

*Discount applies to the advertised Fee-For-Service rate

CAREERS

This short course contains employability skills. Following completion of this short course, successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. This training could lead to further studies in Rural Operations.

CRITERIA

Long work trousers, a long sleeved work shirt and protective footwear are mandatory dress for this course.

What to bring

We will provide personal protective equipment (PPE), however you are welcome to bring your own (providing that it complies with the Australian Standards).

Participants need to bring lunch, water, morning and afternoon tea. Please note that lunch and morning tea may be available for purchase as set out in the 'Schedule of accommodation fees' on our Policies page.

UNITS OF STUDY

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM303

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests across a range of industry sectors.

This unit covers the use of general application equipment used across a variety of industries including; boom sprays, orchard air-blast sprayers, handheld spray equipment, wipers, dry chemical applicators, dips, pour-on, spot-on, vaccination and drenching equipment.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work hand safety and pesticide legislation and codes.

All work must be carried out to comply with chemical label instructions, Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s), the organisation’s application plan and relevant legislation.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant State or Territory before undertaking this unit.

This unit may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licence process.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM304

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors. 

This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals. 

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. 

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in the relevant State or Territory.

This unit may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licensing process.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Control weeds

AHCPMG301

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities.

This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment.

The unit applies to workers who demonstrate autonomy and judgement and take limited responsibility in known contexts.

Individuals operating in this field who use chemicals for weed control are required to hold current chemical handling certification. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

 

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

At a glance

  • Short Course
  • Accredited
  • 2 days (or 1 day + online pre-course learning)
  • Multiple intakes
  • 3 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $456