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.
CHEMICAL APPLICATION AND SPRAYING COURSE UNITS OF COMPETENCY:
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
Non selective/selective herbicides
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.