Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Farm Chemical Users Course

Short Course


Our course has been designed for farm owners or farm labourers who require an understanding of farm chemicals. This course offers core units, which are an essential requirement in obtaining an Agriculture Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) in the primary industries.

Users of agricultural chemicals are required to hold an ACUP permit for application of: schedule 7 agricultural chemicals; certain ester herbicide formulations; atrazine soil residual herbicide.

It is advisable that agricultural chemical users are familiar with legislation relating to off-label use, pesticide drift, record keeping and Chemical Control Areas.

Calibration of spray equipment is an essential facet of the course.

Suitable For:

  • Farm Owners
  • Farm Laborers
  • Participants from Horticulture and Agriculture backgrounds
  • Participants seeking Chemical knowledge

Topics Covered:

  • Chemical standards and regulations
  • Chemical selection, application and storage
  • Chemical chemistry, mixing ratios and requirements
  • Chemical selection
  • Calibration of application equipment
  • Testing and validation of results
  • Completion of forms and requests to process each licence
  • Assessment

Course Outcomes:

Participants will gain skills and knowledge to understand the rules regarding the selection of chemicals, appropriate storage and handling of the chemicals, mixing and calibration of the chemicals and the effective application of such.

This course consists of the following units of competency:

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

A Statement of Attainment will be issued at the conclusion of the course.


No prior knowledge or experience required.


Wear appropriate clothing and footwear

Available sessions


Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022

2 Sessions Show sessions

Tuesday 20th Sep -

  • (08:30 - 16:30) Free Spots

Wednesday 21st Sep -

  • (08:30 - 16:30) Free Spots
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