Countryco Training Chemical Accreditation Courses are available to all users of:
To know more about the different competencies covered under this Accreditation Course, visit the "Our Courses" section of this website.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
We work in conjunction with other training organisations to provide the Weeds Competency required in Qld for those persons requiring the Commercial Applicators or ACDC Licence.This unit is done online.
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.
Click on the links below to view the current legislations:
Work Health & Safety Act 2011
Countryco Training 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
Our courses are all one day, face-to-face, with some pre-course and post-course work.
Geoff Paton delivers the Chemical Accreditation courses for Countryco Training Pty Ltd 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:
Countryco Training Pty Ltd celebrated 32 years in business last April 2019. Get to know more about the team behind these chemical accreditation courses.
Geoff Paton is the Principal of Countryco Training. He started the business in 1989 after years of experience in agriculture, both in Australia & overseas. He also delivers Chemical Accreditation Courses for Countryco Training Pty Ltd.
After an upbringing on a mixed farm in southern NSW and attending Wagga Agricultural College. His other experiences include:
Shirley White is the office manager at Countryco Training. 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 is our office assistant and back-up office manager. Andreas dedication to customer relations and course coordination is paramount to the successful conduct of our courses.
Debbie King is responsible for the processing of assessments. Deb also assists with the logistics of courses.
Do you have any questions and concerns about the chemical accreditation process? We are happy to help. Contact us, today.
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