Chemical user accreditation

Chemical User Accreditation

This course is suitable for people that use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment and require chemical user accreditation. Areas covered include:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Chemical legislation
  • Interpreting product labels and SDS's
  • Chemicals and the environment
  • Occupational health and safety risks
  • Chemical application equipment
  • Calibration of equipment
  • Residues and persistent chemicals
  • Storage and transport of chemicals
  • Record keeping for chemical use and storage

Successful completion of this program meets the requirements for National Chemical User Accreditation programs such as SMARTtrain.

Length of course

This course is delivered over two consecutive days and is available at regular intervals and locations throughout the year.

Course content

The course comprises two nationally accredited units of competency from the AHC Training Package:

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals


This course is charged at a flat rate of $350 per person, except trainees.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have previous study or practical experience with regards to selecting and using chemicals and numeracy skills required to complete basic calculations for calibration of equipment.

Pathways and employment

After successful completion of the chemical use workshop students will be issued with a SMARTtrain AQF level 3 accreditation which meets all NT licensing and permit requirements and quality assurance programs.

Students may also choose to continue with their study as the units in this course can be included in the Certificate III in Rural Operations, Certificate III in Horticulture, Certificate III in Agriculture or Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.


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