Chemical Application and Spraying Course

RTO Number: 6813

Where Chemicals are applied for a fee, this certification is required to obtain a pesticide Technician License

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.

Units Of Competency:

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

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

Additional Information

Dress Code: is casual attire with closed shoes. PPE will be supplied if required.

What to bring: Positive minds and happy vibes! Everything you need to complete this course is supplied on arrival.

Food: Morning Tea and Lunch is provided. Fruit and tea/coffee/drinks are available throughout the day.

Parking: Please enter the first gate of 5 Barrel Way Canning Vale and park in any available bay except the two bays nearest the building entrance. There will be an email sent to attendees the day prior to the course with further details and an image of where to park.

The Trainer: Greg McConkey, originally Empower Education, has been training since 1999. The prime focus has been to deliver environmental health training into regional and remote Aboriginal communities but now Greg resides in Perth and provides accredited chemical application training for landscape maintenance business’, revegetation organisations and weed control operations.

StrataGreen: Has been operating as a host for Greg since March 2023 to conduct the courses for the Basis Weed Control Units. In December 2023, the RTO (6813) ownership was transferred to StrataGreen opening up a world of opportunities to the educational aspect of the landscaping maintenance industry.
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
1. You (the attendee) will be required to enter your USI. If you don’t have a USI, please register here -
2. You will be required to enter your full name, mobile number and date of birth that relates to your USI. It is imperative that this information is correct. If you are unsure what details you provided when you registered for your USI, you can contact the USI office on 1300 857 536 to confirm. A certificate from this course cannot be issued if your USI cannot be verified.
3. This course is a one-off training to obtain the certificate. Licensing and registration of the business will require ongoing fees with the Health Department independent of this course.
4. You must attend 100% of this course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks to receive your certificate. If you require support to complete the learning or assessment tasks either because of a literacy issue, a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know before booking as we may be able to adjust our learning and assessment processes to suit. Customised training costs will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
5. Completing this course does not guarantee an employment outcome nor a license from the Health Department to spray weeds.
6. To register for this course, you need to be at least 18 years old.