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Course Info

Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

National Course Code: AHCSS00074

Overview

Complete the nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set and gain a competitive edge in the market. Acquire skills to safely transport and handle chemicals unsupervised across a range of industries and get your chemical user accreditation.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
  • Safely handle, transport and store chemicals unsupervised

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for agronomy and farming
  • An ability to manage risk when using chemicals
  • Self-motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to work health and safety practices

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • 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 charge for your services as a contractor
  • A chemical user accreditation which meets the training requirements under the NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017
  • Experience safely handling chemicals in the workplace
  • Specialist skills in chemical application

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with a TAFE NSW pest control pathway:

  • Certificate III and IV in Agriculture
  • Certificate III and IV in Horticulture
  • Certificate III and IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Considering another study pathway? Discover the full range of TAFE NSW courses on offer.

Career opportunities:

Graduates who complete a full qualification go on to roles including:

  • Farm worker
  • Pest control worker
  • Horticultural worker
  • Broadacre spray contractor
  • Conservation worker

Locations

This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry are:

  • Self-motivated
  • Practical and logical in their approach
  • Diligent
  • Detail focused
  • Committed to work health and safety practices
  • Interested in natural and built environments

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge and skills assessments
  • Pre-course reading and structured knowledge activities
  • Other assessments are made on multiple occasions throughout the face-to-face workshop through observation and verbal questioning

The completion of this Agricultural Chemical Skill Set (AHCSS00074) at the Australian Quality Framework Level 3 (AQF3) allows you to obtain a Chemical Users Licence issued by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). This allows for the purchase and application of chemicals without supervision.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • the handling, application and transport of chemicals
  • chemical store audits
  • calibration exercises in a workshop and chemical storage facility
  • Using sprayers, wipers and applicators

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, like:

  • handling, applying and transporting chemicals
  • chemical store audits
  • calibration exercises in a workshop and chemical storage facility

The course is half theory and half practical in a real or simulated outdoor workplace using chemical spray equipment and safety clothing and accessories.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, including:

  • A simulated work environment
  • Mobile training units
  • Workshops
  • Chemical storage facilities
  • Chemical mixing and wash down facilities
  • Nurseries
  • TAFE grounds/farms
  • Areas comprising pests, diseases and/or weeds requiring treatment

An increasing focus on safety is likely to drive demand for workers trained in key safety skill areas such as the transport and application of chemicals. The demand for skilled workers in parks and gardens, conservation and land management is expected to increase in the coming years.

There is a continuing demand for skilled workers to apply and store chemicals using safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.

  • Short Course
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time, Part Time

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Coffs Harbour Education: Full Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $350.00
  • Start Date: 11 Aug 2022
  • Duration: 2 days

Maclean: Full Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $350.00
  • Start Date: 21 Sep 2022
  • Duration: 2 days

Ryde: Part Time, Combination

  • Full Fee: $360.00
  • Start Date: 15 Oct 2022
  • Duration: 1 week

Trenayr: Full Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $350.00
  • Start Date: 07 Sep 2022
  • Duration: 2 days

Wollongbar: Part Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $355.00
  • Start Date: 02 Sep 2022
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Wollongbar: Part Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $355.00
  • Start Date: 21 Oct 2022
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Wollongbar (Refresher): Part Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $260.00
  • Start Date: 23 Sep 2022
  • Duration: 1 day

Wollongbar (Refresher): Part Time, On campus

  • Full Fee: $260.00
  • Start Date: 11 Nov 2022
  • Duration: 1 day

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