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Chemical Accreditation

NOTE: When undertaking accreditation training, you will need your Unique Student Identifier Number (USI).  This number will need to noted on the enrolment form for whichever course you will be enrolled in and you will have to keep this number in a safe place in case you undertake further training.  If you do not have a USI number, you can create one (this only takes a few minutes) here....

Everyone spraying chemicals must either be competent in the storage, preparation, application and transportation of chemicals or be supervised by a suitably qualified person.  This course provides the opportunity for you to undertake regulatory training to meet the standards required by the Reef Regulations.  It also makes good sense to understand the most recent changes to chemical use, improvements in application methods and scheduling to ensure the best possible productivity level.

This is a two-day workshop to meet the volume of learning requirements as there is a large amount of knowledge, skills & concepts to cover in the three units together ensuring the requirements of Reef Regulations, Chemicals & WHS Legislation standards are met. Phone 4944 2600 if you would like to attend.

Dates:  To be advised

Participants will be competent in the required three (3) units of competency and the two-day course is face-to-face with all assessments being completed throughout the course.  
Participants will learn the process of identifying and controlling weeds, preparing and applying chemicals as well as the transporting, handling and storage of chemicals including practical advice for chemical use, improvements in application methods and scheduling to ensure the best possible productivity & best management practice.  The course will support what you may be or about to be doing regarding the Smartcane BMP program.

At the completion of the course, participants will be compliant with the Reef Regulations standards and competent in the required units of competency:

  1. - AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weed and diseases
  2. - AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals 
  3. - AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment from Axiom College.

Topics covered in the workshop include:
- Controlling agricultural pests
- Pest Biology
- Weed identification
- Herbicides – their uses and how they work
- Product labels and formulations
- Product safety, transport, storage and disposal
- Managing agricultural chemical restistance
- The law and agricultural chemicals
- Spray application equiupment

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To complement your training, the following record keeping books are available - FREE - for Members from CANEGROWERS Mackay Reception, 120 Wood Street:

  • CANEGROWERS Farm Chemicals Record Book



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