Chemical Accreditation Course Program

Countryco Training Pty Ltd delivers Chemical Accreditation courses in partnership with Trainer Services Pty Ltd RTO No 40867, and includes the following Units of Competencies:

AHCCHM307 Prepare and Apply Chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases,

AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals.



Training Schedule

17/12/19 Bundaberg  
10-14/2/20 Bowen, Ayr, Innisfai, Tully, Mareeba  
17-21/2/20 Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg,  
24-28/2/20 Wamuran, Stanthorpe, Gatton  
3-5/3/20 Goondiwindi, Moree, Toowoomba  
9-13/3/20 Gilgandra, Warren, Narromine, Mudgee,Wellington,  Griffith, Leeton, Hillston.  
16-20/3/20 Gunnedah, Quirindi, Tamworth, Armidale, Walcha, Glen Innes, Inverell, Lismore  

We can also provide In-House Courses for your staff. 

For course plans beyond these dates, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 1800626681.


Chemical Accreditation Course  Location Guide

Chemical Accreditation/Agvet Chemical User/Farm Chemical Users Courses are held in the following locations:

A   Armidale, Ayr, Atherton,
B   Bundaberg, Bowen, Beaudesert
D   Dalby, 
F   Forbes
G Gunnedah, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Gatton, Glasshouse Mountains, Glen Innes, Gilgandra, Gayndah, Gordonvale, Griffith
H   Hillston
I   Inverell, Innisfail, 
K   Kingaroy
L   Lismore, Leeton,  Lake Cargelligo
M Moree, Mudgee, Merriwah, Mundubbera, Mossman, Mareeba, Mungindi, Mackay, Muswellbrook, Murgon, Mudgee, 
N   Narromine, Narranderra, Narrabri
P   Parkes
Q   Quirindi
R   Rockhampton, 
S   Scone, Singleton, St. George, Stanthorpe
T   Toowoomba, Tully, Tamworth, 
W   Wellington, Wamuran, Walcha, West Wyalong, Warren
Y   Young


Chemical User Course for Non-Agricultural Chemicals

Do you need training and user course help with non-agricultural chemical handling, storage and transportation?

We can tailor chemical user courses for those who handle, store, transport and use non-agricultural chemicals. Call us at 1800 626681.


Chemical User "In-House" Courses

Does your group want to have an in-house training program?

We are happy to conduct an  “In-House” Course for you using almost any type of chemicals. Send us a message, today.


Client Testimonials | Chemical User Course for Farm, Agvet & non-agricultural chemicals


Countryco Training 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 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 know more about this process.

Client Feedback

The manner in which the training was provided, was the strong point. R Carroll

Entertaining & very informative. E Parkinson

Strong points: Practical examples, Details from experience, Quick moving, Engaging. Thank you. A.Belz

Great, enthusiastic instructor. Easy to understand. Very happy I attended. I will feel more competent in the field now. N Lambert

All given info was relevant. Presentation was efficient & accurate, with a pleasant delivery. Theory was applied to real life situations. The course shows careful preparation & expert delivery. Obviously, constant review takes place. It isn't broke & doesn't need fixing. L Kelly

Good points included: Easy interaction with instructor, ability to have questions answered, good practical demonstrations and co-operative atmosphere. D Spry

Lots of interaction & props. Very enthusiastic/passioate teacher...making it easier to follow. M Blommerde

Course strong points: The knowledge of the instructor & his ability to relate the questions asked to real life situations. T Tickle

Highly approachable (trainer) with questions. Expert level of training and making sure everyone was comfortable and knew what was being taught. Thanks heaps. S Neil

Trainers knowledge of the industry is excellent, with experience brought to the training. A great level of interaction & sensible use of practical exercise is appreciated. Thank you. R Aylwin

Presenter had very good knowledge & was enthusiastic         . K Shannon

Strong points of the course: Practical exercises outside illustrated what was learnt inside, The level of knowledge of the instructor was outstanding. G Hargreaves

Demonstrations, examples and explanations excellent. Listened. Did not discredit anyone. Used further examples when someone did not understand. Including working individually. Great day! Thank you!  S Redington

Very knowledgeable  trainer. J Williams 

Great, easy to understand and straight forward. D Dezen 

I learnt a lot. A very gòod course. S Russell 

Wish this course was on many years ago. It would have helped with spraying on other farms and workplaces.             W Johnson 

Geoff explained all areas thoroughly. A Beazley 

Excellent trainer. P Ferraro

Excellent course. Learnt so much today. R Tama. 

Lot to learn. Great teacher. D Moore 

Very impressed with the training & explanations were clear and concise. M Richatrds 

Great trainer / Good knowledge & easy to follow. B Arboit 

Very well done. Very interesting. B Montafia 

I enjoyed & learnt a lot of important info. R Cameron 

 Knows his stuff. J Von Nida. 

Off was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. J Ausyin 

V good, as always. G Cave. 

Very informative Trainer. Trainer demonstrated a clear knowledge of topics. C Townsend 

Enjoyed course. Very well presented. W Byrne. 

Excellent course. K Tanks 

Good for part time and small operators, as well as for larger operators. N Allard. 

Very practical explationx. R Mascadra

Enjoyed it very much. G Marsh 

Well explained & discussed. C Williams 

Very informative. Great presentation. D Sewell 

Very well presented & interesting. R Duxbury 

Got a lot out of it. R Gilbert 



Countryco Training Pty Ltd delivers Chemical Accreditation Courses (AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases & AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals) in Qld & NSW in partnership with Trainer Services Pty Ltd,  RTO No 40867. Certification is issued by Trainer Services. Pty Ltd.

Our courses are all one day, face-to-face, with some pre- workshop assessments for New Accreditation students.

Geoff Paton delivers Chemical Accreditation on behalf of Countryco Training Pty Ltd in partnership with Trainer Services Pty Ltd RTO  No 40867.





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

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 | Principal of Countryco Training

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:

  • Agronomy
  • Grain trading
  • Management of the installation of large scale drip irrigation systems (in the Middle East)
  • Regional manager for a fertiliser company
  • Manager of a rural chemical and fertiliser retail chain


Shirley White | Office Manager of Countryco Training

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 | Office Assistant of Countryco Training

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 | Assessment Processing Officer of Countryco Training

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.

Countryco Training Information

Countryco Training Pty Ltd delivers Chemical Accreditation Courses in Qld & NSW. Our Courses are all one day and Face-to-Face. 

Geoff Paton is the Principal of Countryco Training. He started the business in 1989 after years of experience in agriculture, both in Australia & overseas.

Geoff delivers the Chemical Acreditation and Supervision Skills Courses.