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TREAT WEEDS, PESTS AND DISEASES

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You will learn to:
Recognise common weeds
Apply different treatments to weeds
Identify hazards and implement safe work practices
Read and interpret chemical labels, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), manufacturer's specifications for setting up equipment
Use and maintain personal protective equipment
Clean and store equipment
Identify and control risks to the environment
Recognise caution or hazard signs and symbols
Interpret tasks or information from labels, manuals or written instructions

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QUAD BIKE TRAINING

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This course will take you through the process of maintaining and operating quad bikes (four wheeled), and defines the standard required to:
    perform routine pre-operational checks and maintenance
    match, attach and operate equipment as described in the manufacturer's operators manual
    recognise and control hazards and risks
    safely operate quad bikes in a range of weather and terrain conditions
    monitor and maintain vehicle records

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OPERATE TRACTORS

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This course will take you through the process of operating tractors with or without attached equipment and defines the standard required to:    
    carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance including tagging defects
    set and secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions
    operate tractor in a safe and controlled manner
    implement shut-down procedures
    store machinery and equipment

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LOAD RESTRAINT

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The safe loading of vehicles is vitally important in preventing injury to people and damage to property. There are economic benefits to all if the load arrives at its destination intact and without damage.

If you are a heavy vehicle driver and part of your job role is to transport loads from one destination to another, then this course is designed and aimed at ensuring you have a clear understanding of ensuring the load you are transporting is safe and secure while in transit.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT PESTICIDE SPRAYING - MECHANICAL / BOOM SPRAY

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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.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT PESTICIDE SPRAYING - HANDHELD / BACKPACK

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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

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EVALUATE WINES

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Are you working in the wine industry or just want to increase your knowledge of wine products? If so this short course is for you.

This specialised unit covers knowledge of grape varieties and wine styles, the provision of correct tasting arrangements for wines, identification of wine styles, grape varieties and wine faults.

The course has been developed for the cellar door sales stream of the wine sector. It covers the essential skills and knowledge required to complete a standard sensory evaluation of wine.

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CHAINSAW

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This course covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment.

These skills can be transferred to the homestead, are useful for home gardners and could lead to employment in parks and gardens or landscaping.

You will gain skills and knowledge in understanding the correct type of chainsaw for a particular task, how to use the chainsaw, maintain the chainsaw and store suitable personal protective equipment.

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AUSCHEM REACCREDITATION

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This one-day course is an essential update for primary producers in all aspects of chemical use and is designed to maintain AusChem WA accreditation. It covers new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying and calibration techniques, residues and resistance to chemicals.

This course is suitable for:
    farmers/food producers
    people employed by a shire (not those contracting to a shire)
    DEC employees spraying on DEC land

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AUSCHEM ACCREDITATION - RISK MANAGEMENT IN PESTICIDE USE

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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to manage risks associated with chemical use, and to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

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.

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