Chemical Application and Spraying Course

Where chemicals are applied for a fee, this certification is required to obtain a license.

Join our TWO-DAY CHEMICAL APPLICATION AND SPRAYING COURSE for: Basic Weed Control – Lawn & Garden – Landscaping – Bushland/Mine Site Rehabilitation

This certification will give you a sound understanding of the legislation and an introduction to the physical, environmental and occupational health hazards of all aspects of chemical spraying.


AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCPMG 301 Control Weeds

Competencies covered include:

The Law- APVMA, Health Act, Pesticide regulations, licensing, compliance

Knowing your pesticide- toxicity, LD50, schedules

Labels- Role of APVMA, label requirements, reading labels

Toxicity, LD50, schedules

Understanding labels- reading and heeding, mixing ratios

Chemical absorption, PPE- types and usage

Basic equipment types- compression, backpack (electric spray and manual units)

Introduction to spray tips- spot spray, fan jet, air venturi

Using equipment- preparing equipment, mixing chemicals, cleaning of equipment

SDS – role of/interpreting

Transport of chemicals- current Health Department requirements

Spills, disposal of empty containers

Weed biology

Non selective/selective herbicides

Weed ID

Application techniques

Treatment records

Since a minimum number of registrations is required for this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, we are happy to assist with transferring the registration to another person.