Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

  • National Course Code: AHCSS00074
  • TAFE NSW code: AHCSS00074-V01-22WLB-103

Location – Wollongbar


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

02 Sep 2022

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week


2 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training

Course Details

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.


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 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


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


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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this Statement of Attainment course. You can enrol now.


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 a Chemical Users Licence through the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to charge for your services as a contractor.


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

  • 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
  • The ability to supply your own work boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • A mobile phone or similar device to take videos

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 7 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 2 weeks.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Friday with Day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Phone 131 601

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