National code: AHCSS00074

    Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Gain a competitive edge in the market and enhance your agricultural skill set. Acquire skills to safely purchase, transport and handle chemicals without supervision across a range of industries and get your chemical user accreditation.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Safely prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases

    • Use general chemical application equipment independently

    • Perform chemical store audits

    • Execute calibration exercises in a workshop and chemical storage facility

    • Safely handle, transport and store chemicals without supervision

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • Eligibility to apply for your Chemical Users Licence through the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) which enables you to purchase, apply, and store chemicals unsupervised and charge for your services as a contractor

    • A chemical user accreditation which meets the training requirements under the NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017

    • Experience how to safely handle chemicals in the workplace

    • Specialist skills in chemical application

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • The ability to supply your own work boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants

    • An interest in the agriculture, horticulture or pest control industry

    • Be fit at an intermediate level to manage the physical demands of the role

    • Have some experience in handling tools and equipment

    • A keen eye for detail

    • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) at Year 10 high school level

    • A mobile phone or similar device to take videos

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: farm worker, pest control worker, horticultural worker, broadacre spray contractor and conservation worker.


    Under NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017, users of pesticides in NSW need to hold the AQF 3 chemical qualification to purchase and apply chemicals without supervision. You will also need to apply for Chemical Users Licence through the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to charge for your services as a contractor.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study2 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Transport and store chemicalsAHCCHM304

    • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesAHCCHM307

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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