Participants will learn to safely and competently use chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases in a range of contexts.
The course covers legislation, labelling, personal and environmental safety, pest management, application, record keeping and managing risk.
Participants will learn on a practical level how to improve their integrated pest management programmes, to better choose the right chemical for the job and to apply it more accurately. The course is designed for people who will be spraying chemicals without supervision.
On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:
- AHCPMG301 – Control weeds
- AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases
- AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
No minimum requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
For the practical assessment you need to be in appropriate work wear and bring suggested items as listed below;
- long trousers
- long sleeved shirt
- enclosed shoes
- clothing to suit working in all weather