Farm Chemical Users and Refresher

Course Duration: 3 days

Training Location: South West Victoria

Commencement Dates: Flexible start times throughout the year

Study Level: Certificate III/IV

Entry Requirements: Students must be over the age of 16

Study Area: Farm Chemicals

About the course

This course is delivered in a practical working environment with our AusChem Training Victoria accredited trainers, and is a requirement for those seeking agricultural chemical user registration.  The course is endorsed as suitable for commercial herbicide/pesticide applicator training. Participants who successfully meet the requirements of the course are issued with a Farm Chemical Users Certificate (which is valid for 5 years) and are eligible to apply for the Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP).

The Farm Chemical Users Refresher course enables users of AgVet Chemicals to keep up to date with changes in chemical use, new legislation and to have a reminder about safety and best practice.  This course is required to retain registration in some industry QA programs, and is best suited to general chemical users.

Key topics covered
  • Pests and pest control
  • Understanding farm chemicals
  • Chemical selection, decanting & mixing
  • Transport and storage
  • Planning & application of chemicals
  • Emergency procedures
  • Clean up and disposal
  • Boom spray calibration
  • Legislation changes
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Labels and MSDS
Units of competency

Full Course

AHCCHM304: Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Refresher Course

AHCCHM404 – Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

Fees and Charges:
This course is fee for service.
Can I get credit for previous study/experience?
RIST offers the opportunity for students to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) in all nationally recognised training that RIST is able to offer.
Further Information:

Helen Read, Short Course Coordinator

Ph: 03 5573 0943, Email: info@rist.edu.au