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2 and 1/2 days for full ticket or 1 day refresher.  



Delivery Options

Face to face classroom.

(or delivered in the workplace)


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


$350 per person (full ticket) or

$275 per person (refresher)

We will run training at your workplace for groups of 7 or more.

Course information:






TME’s Chemical Handling Course enables you to identify hazards and control risks of using chemicals through a risk management approach

It is designed for;

  • primary producers
  • forestry workers
  • horticultural workers
  • council workers
  • anyone needing to apply and record chemicals;

to enable them to use agricultural and veterinary chemicals safely and effectively within an integrated pest management system.

The course requires 2 days in the classroom, and a half day practical in the field.

TME also offers a 1 day classroom refresher course for those who wish to renew a certificate they already have.


  • Full Course $350 per person
  • Refresher $275 per person

Course outcomes:

When you have met the assessment requirements of the course, TME will issue a Statement of Attainment for two units of competency, which is a nationally recognised certificate that you have met the requirement of the course.

The two units are;

  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases and;
  • AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals.

These units will give you the ability to apply for an Agricultural Chemical User Permits. The ACUP allows you to obtain a permit to use the more hazardous pesticides (S7) dangerous goods.  You cannot get an ACUP without these units.

See this website for more details;


Course structure:

The subjects covered in the 2½ days are

  • weed pests and disease management
  • chemical labels and safety data sheets
  • legislation
  • personal safety
  • transport and storage of chemicals
  • preparation mixing and clean up
  • application of chemicals
  • records procedures and reports

More information:

Assessment Methods:

  • Theory & knowledge assessments
  • Practical assessment

At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete an Assessment Questionnaire to demonstrate that you understand what was taught.  Completion of this assessment to the standard required is necessary for the Statement of Attainment to be issued.

Your assessor is looking for evidence that you are competent in the unit requirements.  To show that you are competent you must be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of chemicals in the food chain
  • Demonstrate your ability to mix, transport and apply chemicals in a range of situations
  • Perform the task to workplace standards
  • Manage a range of different tasks
  • Respond to contingencies or breakdowns
  • Deal with the responsibilities of the workplace, including working with others.

What happens after I submit my assessment tasks?

Your trainer or assessor will examine your work and decide whether it meets the criteria. If so the work will be marked ‘competent’ and a Statement of Attainment issued.

Reassessment procedure

If you are unable to demonstrate the required level of knowledge and skills through this assessment task on the first attempt your Trainer may choose to verbally assess you to gather further evidence of your knowledge of specific questions. In this situation your they will make note of this on your assessment task including notes on what answers you provided.

Resources Provided:

Learning resources will be provided including; training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, You-tube clips etc.


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