This course is for those seeking to obtain the mandatory licence required to meet Health Department requirements for a Pest Management Technician licence if you are spraying chemicals for commercial gain.
If only a backpack or hand held device is used for spot spraying then this course is suitable.
It may lead to employment in Lawn & Garden, Landscaping, Bushland & Mine Site Rehabilitation.
Skills and knowledge elements include:
Common weeds found in WA
Common weed controls used in WA (following Integrated Pest Management strategies)
Safe disposal of chemical residue and containers
Correct Personal Protective Equipment for selected control measures
Understanding a chemical label, schedules and use of chemicals
Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Groups of chemicals and their formulations
The Backpack course is held over three days, covering three units of competency.
Those that enrol in the Boomspray course attend the first three days and then one additional day to complete the extra three units.
It is recommended that participants completing this course have significant prior knowledge and skills in spraying chemicals if looking to obtain a spraying license for lawn and garden, landscaping or mine site rehabilitation.
This course will be offered at these campuses: Albany
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