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Course in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Free TAFE Code: AHCSS00074

Overview

Duration

2 days full time

Next Intake

April, July, September

The Agricultural Chemical Skill Set has been designed for people who require an understanding of farm chemicals. It is necessary to apply for the Agricultural Chemical Users Permit.

2024 intake schedule:

  • April 9th and 10th (8.30am - 4.30pm)
  • July 2nd and 3rd (8.30am - 4.30pm)
  • September 24th and 25th (8.30am - 4.30pm)

Agricultural Chemical Skill Set is suitable for:

  • Farm owners and farm laborers
  • Horticulture and Agriculture workers
  • People seeking chemical knowledge

Topics covered in the Agricultural Chemical Skill Set:

  • 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

Agricultural Chemical Skill Set outcomes:

You'll 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 chemicals.

The Agricultural Chemical Skill Set is part of the Free TAFE program.

Career Pathways

Where will the Agricultural Chemical Skill Set AHCSS00074 take me?

Study Pathways

Units can be transferred into Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30722, Certificate III in Parks and Gardens AHC31021, and Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319.

I just feel like I've gained so much more experience and hands-on knowledge, so this makes me feel a lot more comfortable going into the workforce.
Shay Grant
Certificate III in Agriculture Student
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Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

Class Schedule

The course will be delivered over two days.

Assessment Methods

Observation, written assessment.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Core 50
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals Core 70

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $51 $255 $1470
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $226 $505 $1720
Per year $0
Per semester $0

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this short course.

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