Overview: This course is designed to equip you with the skills required to safely and effectively undertake weed control activities. The course raises awareness of listed invasive pest plants as well as weed characteristics and life cycles. Participants develop the skills and confidence to safely and environmentally responsibly handle, mix, apply, transport and dispose of herbicides. This course is often referred to as a Chemcert course a branding name referred to by many in the agricultural sector.
Certification: The course provides successful participants with the competencies necessary for a Commercial Operator’s licence (ACDC licence). This is a nationally accredited course, auspiced through Burnham & Associates Training Consultancy (Registered Training Organisation, RTO 30850). The course covers three units of competency within the Conservation and Land Management Training Package (Certificate III stream) including:
- AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
- AHCCHM303 Prepare & Apply Chemicals
- AHCCHM304 Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals
Cost: $650 per person includes 1 year licence application fee.
Duration: 1 day course.
What to bring: Long sleeve shirt, long pants and safety boots, drink bottle, lunch, safety glasses, sunscreen, hat, gloves, writing materials.
Key components of learning:
- Listed invasive pest plants
- Weed characteristics and life cycles
- Site Assessement
- Weed control techniques including best management practice methods
- Workplace health and safety (including SDS, chemical labels, chemical exposure and PPE)
- Preparation for use of herbicides
- Calibration and mixing
- Chemical application techniques
- Transporting chemicals
- Storage of chemicals
Upon completion: On successful completion of the training, you will receive a Statement of Attainment and a pdf copy of your certificate. You will be able to apply Queensland Commercial Operator’s Licence (ACDC Licence) through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, the application process is handled by us, all paperwork required is completed on the day of training.