Fully accredited training can be provided as a home based study.
Chemical User Accreditation to a minimum AQTF Level 2 is mandatory for most commercial users of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in NSW. This requirement was phased in from 2003 to 2005 when it was enforced as part of the Pesticides Act 1999. Accreditations are valid for a 5 year period and as a result users must accredit every 5 years to remain current. The requirement in NSW applies to the commercial use of chemicals not the purchase. (Some exceptions apply)
To see if this applies to you, visit http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/pesticides/pesticidesact.htm
On successful completion of assessments participants will be issued both a Statement of Attainment and a Chem Qual Accreditation card. This qualification is recognized nationally and meets your legal requirements for training and is valid for 5 years.
The Statement of Attainment covers the following competencies:
- AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules
- AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision
- AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
- AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
Home Study Re-Accreditation $195
Home Study Full Accreditation $250
Click here to register for Accreditation Chemical Training.
Click here to register for Re-accreditation Chemical Training.
Recognition of previous accreditation is necessary for each participant wishing to complete a re-accreditation.
Each participant will receive a training reference manual and assessment workbook to complete in their own time. Phone and email assistance is available at no cost for participants.
For participants with physical or intellectual impairments arrangements can be made to cater for your needs. If you have language, literacy or numeracy difficulties please advise us at time of enrolment. The self paced aspect of the home study will allow for you to complete the assessment in your own time with phone support available.
For participants in isolated areas group training can be arranged to deliver face to face courses. Keeping in mind the home based study does allow for phone consultation for any assistance you may need, allowances can be made to deliver the course in your local area.