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It is essential that workers involved with using chemicals for control of weeds in public areas can do so ensuring the safety of themselves, those in the area, flora and fauna and the environment.  This chemical course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to safely prepare, handle, transport and store chemicals. It is for individuals who work under broad direction, take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

Working safely in this area requires you to be able to identify health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement controls. Participants will learn how to ensure emergency services contact details are available, check that the transport vehicle meets regulations and that chemicals are loaded, secured and protected according to regulations and procedures.

Furthermore, this course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities using appropriate strategies to provide effective, economic control while minimising environmental damage. Participants will learn how to work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. Use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG301 - Control weeds

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face At least 14 Hours

Participants must have the physical capacity to handle, transport and store chemicals.

Participants must have the physical capacity to complete a visual inspection of an area with weeds, implement weed control methods and clean up equipment.

Participants must also be able to read instructions, have writing skills to be able to complete a weed control management plan and perform calculations for volumes, weights and measures for application rates of chemicals and materials.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance Tasks and Practical scenarios: 

  • Identify the need for chemical use 
  • Prepare an application plan
  • Identify hazards and manage risks 
  • Calibrate application equipment 
  • Prepare, mix and load chemicals 
  • Apply and clean up after chemical use 
  • Prepare, transport and handle chemicals
  • Store chemicals in the workplace
  • Follow procedures for a chemical spill
  • Follow legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete three (3) different practical tasks relevant to the work role
  • Completion of three (3) Weed Control Management Plans for 3 different areas

Documentation:

  • Completion of a risk assessment form, incident reporting form and a manifest/inventory form
  • Completion of three (3) Weed Control Management Plans for 3 different areas

Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909