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.

 Two-day workshop  Mackay: Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd May

Phone 4944 2600 to register your interest.  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.  The two-day training course provides the opportunity for those who need their chemical qualification, to participate in an interactive workshop program that meets the standards of Reef Regulations, while supporting what you may be or about to be doing regarding the Smartcane BMP program. 

This course provides practical advice for chemical use, improvements in application methods and scheduling to ensure the best possible productivity & best management practice.  At the completion of the course, participants will be compliant with the Reef Regulations standards and competent in the required units of competency:

  1. - AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
  2. - AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals and
  3. - AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment from the Queensland Agriculture Training Colleges.

Topics covered in the workshop include: The  accredited units of competency in this course are
- Environmental issues associated with chemical use
- Reef Protection Legislation
- Weed identification
- Herbicides – their uses and how they work
- Best practice application techniques
- Nozzle selection and spray equipment calibration
- Transportation, handling and storage of chemicals

- AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals


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
  • Smartcane BMP Record Keeping Book
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