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Health Department Pesticide Spraying - Mechanical / Boom Spray

State ID: MAB01


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.
These competencies are required to be completed where mechanical equipment is used to apply pesticides. Examples include boom spraying equipment including quad bike mounted or air blast equipment.
It may lead to employment in broadacre spraying of crops & pastures, forestry, pest & weed control in non-cropping situations and turf Management.

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

This course is delivered over a 2 day period.

Entry requirements
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 broadacre spraying with mechanical equipment.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.
    AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals
    AHCCHM304 Transport & Store Chemicals
    AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
    AHCPMG302 Control Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders
    AHCCHM401 Develop Procedures to Minimise Risks in the Use of Chemicals
    AHCCHM402 Plan & Implement a Chemical Use Program

Entrance Requirements

Fees and charges

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

No minimum requirements

Fees and charges

Non-Concession: $1144.95
Concession: $411.05
Commercial / International: $2 100.95

School age students
Students who would normally be attending year 12 or below in the current calendar year will be eligible to enrol at the commercial / international rate for this course.

International students
This course isn’t available to Visa 500 International Students.
For information on international courses, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website
Other visa holder students
All other visa holders (i.e 457, 300, 485, 489, 496) contact either South West or Great Southern Campuses to confirm your eligibility;
South West Campuses    studentservices@srtafe.wa.edu.au    0417 937 894
Great Southern Campuses    studentsupport@srtafe.wa.edu.au    1800 675 781

How to apply

Please complete the Course enquiry form below to receive enrolment information.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Albany Campus
Date: Register your interest for 2020
Time: To be advised
Duration: To be advised
Bunbury Campus
Date: Register your interest for 2020
Time: To be advised
Duration: 2 Days
Esperance Campus
Date: 5 - 6 December 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Duration: 2 Days


Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated December 04, 2019