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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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
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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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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