CountryCo - Chemical Accreditation Courses

Face to Face Course Program 

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Countryco Chemical Accreditation Courses are available to all users of:

  • Agricultural Chemicals (Herbicides, insecticides fungicides, rodenticides etc ) &
  • Veterinary (Animal) Chemicals

To know more about the different competencies covered under this Accreditation Course, visit the "Our Courses" section of this website.


About Chemical Accreditation & ACDC Courses

An Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) License is required by many herbicide users in Qld eg contractors and most non-rural herbicide users. It is a requirement for most who apply herbicides using a powered equipment. This ensures that you know the ins and outs of the process and are skilled in following the strict requirements associated with it.


Who should have Chemical Accreditation &/or an ACDC Licence.

Many commercial users of farm chemicals are not farmers, but it doesn't mean they don't need to have a license. Most herbicide users in Qld should have an ACDC license especially if you use chemicals in the following positions:

  • Spray contractors
  • Local Government
    • parks and gardens
    • swimming pools
    • sewerage works
    • weeds control
  • State Parks and Wildlife, National Parks and Zoos
  • Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Schools
  • Sporting Club maintenance and landcare
  • Mining and Gas

The same legal requirements apply to all commercial users of herbicides. Talk to us to learn more about these requirements.

Domestic users of chemicals.

Domestic users of chemicals, including farm chemicals, are exposed to the same types of risks, often with little understanding of the consequences of accidents or misuse. Thus, it is equally important for you to know the do's and don'ts when handling chemicals. However, it is not a legal requirement for domestic users of chemicals to have Accreditation or an ACDC Licence.


Chemical Accreditation flexibility of delivery

Courses are delivered to the specific industry experience and needs of the group participants. It is best to have some experience with the use of chemicals prior to attending the course.


Chemical Accreditation Course Contents

1/ Pests- defined

2/ Integrated Pest Management

3/ Resistance to Farm Chemicals

4/ Formulations of Farm Chemicals

5/ The Label and Safety Data Sheet of Farm Chemicals

6/ Residues and breakdown of Farm Chemicals

7/ Toxicity, Health and First Aid in relation to Farm Chemicals

8/ Personal Protective Equipment to be used with Farm Chemicals

9/ Legislative Requirements applicable to the handling, storing, transporting and us of Farm Chemicals

10/ Risk Management with Farm Chemicals

11/ Managing the Environment and Minimising Drift

12/ Crop Spraying Techniques

13/ Record Keeping

14/ Calibration of Spray Equipment

15/ Fill Mix and Spray Crop Chemicals

16/ Applying Animal Chemicals

17/ Principles of the Safe Use of Animal Chemicals

18/ Calibrating Animal Chemical Application Equipment


ACDC Licences Applicable for QLD only

We are now able to provide the Control Weeds Competency required in Qld for those persons requiring the Commercial Applicators or ACDC Licence. 

Contact us to find out more about this process.


NSW Boomspray Operators Licence

Contract boomspray operators in NSW require a Boomspay Operators Licence from the EPA. Applicants for this licence require the 2 Units of Competency included in the Chemical Accreditation course.


Countryco Ag Services Pty Ltd's Chemical Accreditation Courses are delivered in NSW and Qld as an agent for Trainer Services Pty Ltd,  RTO No 40867. Certification is issued by Trainer Services Pty Ltd, and includes the following Units of Competency:

     AHCCHM304  Transport and Store Chemicals

     AHCCHM 307  Prepare and Apply Chemicals to Control Pest, Weeds and Diseases  

Courses are all one day, face-to-face, with some pre-course work for Initial Accreditation.

Countryco Ag Services delivers Chemical Accreditation courses as an agent of  Trainer Services Pty Ltd RTO  No 40867.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who successfully complete one or both Units of Competency. The Statement of Attainment will be issued by Trainer Services Pty Ltd.


Chemical Accreditation Course Content

Our one day chemical accreditation course contents include:

  • Transport, handle and store chemicals safely
  • Follow chemical label and SDS requirements for transport, handling and storage
  • Identify a range of weeds, pests and beneficial organisms
  • Assess, plan and coordinate weed or pest control activities
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment.
  • Conduct site hazard identification and risk assessment for weed/pest control
  • Monitor the effectiveness of controls and any collateral damage.
  • Drift Management


About the Countryco Team

Rob Bartley | Trainer 



Rob brings to his training, a wealth of practical experience of chemical application, combined with an agribusiness background spanning more than 2 decades of farming which included irrigated cotton, broad-acre cropping, grazing and aquaculture.


Geoff Paton |  back-up Trainer for Countryco Ag Services.

         About Us 


Shirley White | Office Manager for Countryco Ag Services.

Shirley White is the office manager at Countryco Ag Services. She is a farm girl from the Toowoomba region. Shirl relates well to our clients. According to many of them, she is our greatest asset.


Andrea D'Arcy | Office Assistant for Countryco Ag Services. 

Andrea D`Arcy is our office assistant and back-up office manager. Andrea's dedication to customer relations and course coordination is paramount to the successful conduct of our courses.



Countryco Ag Services Pty Ltd presents Chemical Accreditation Courses based on years of experience in the rural industry. Experience includes: primary production in crops & livestock & business management.

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