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ACDC CHEMICAL

ACDC (COMMERCIAL OPERATOR), CHEMICAL ACCREDITATION, CHEMICAL USER

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Competency Units
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG301 Control weeds

(ACDC and Ag Vet Courses can be run in conjunction as they cover the same ‘Competency Units)

General Information

The course if offered in partnership with Registered Training Organisation, Murwillumbah Community College (RTO Number 90044) who issues Statements of Attainment within 30 days of completion of training.

In Queensland, the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) administers theAgricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 (ACDC Act). The ACDC Act controls ground distribution (spraying, spreading or dispersing) of herbicides from ground equipment and also aerial distribution (spraying, spreading or dispersing) of agricultural chemicals from aircraft.

Persons who wish to operate ground equipment to carry out ground distribution of herbicides onto land that they or their relatives do not own or occupy must be licensed commercial operators holding a commercial operator’s licence issued under the ACDC Act to do so. In many local authorities of Queensland, particularly those in western regions, the provisions of the ACDC Act do not apply. Many individuals however in these areas still hold a Commercial Operator License because of Workplace Health & Safety and public liability issues.

Licensing applies when the following ground equipment is used:
A. in areas of Queensland not declared a Hazardous Area – Ground equipment (such as engine driven or motorised) but NOT equipment that is powered by hand or by compressed air or gas applied directly to the spray liquid for distribution without the use of air blast techniques; nor a hose proportioning device.
B. in a declared Hazardous Area – Any item of ground equipment, including engine driven, motorised or hand powered ground equipment.

Hazardous Zone 1 – This area consists of the Cities of Caloundra and Redcliffe and the former Shires of Caboolture, Maroochy, Noosa and Pine Rivers.

Hazardous Zone 2 – This area consists of the City of Toowoomba, the Town of Dalby and the former Shires of Cambooya, Clifton, Jondaryan, Millmerran, Pittsworth, Rosalie, Wambo and Warwick.

Hazardous Zone 3 – This area consists of the former Shires of Bauhinia, Belyando, Duaringa, Emerald and Peak Downs, and the part of the Broadsound Shire west of the top of the Broadsound and Connors Range.

Further information can be obtained from; http://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/agriculture/land-management/chemical-controls/ground-distribution-of-herbicides

Duration
Our ACDC/Ag Vet Chemical Accreditation course is a one day course. Please view course listings on the homepage of this website for specific start/finish times and venues.
Physical Requirements
Participants are to wear general work attire on the day. Personal PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be brought to training. For those who do not own or do not wish to bring their own, PPE items will be supplied.
There is no home study associated with this course.
Morning tea as well as tea and coffee will be supplied. Participants are to provide their own lunch or purchase it on the day.
There is no expected home study associated with this course.
Each participant will need to provide their USI number which is a government requirement and goes on your assessment paper.  
If you do not have a USI number you can obtain one HERE 
To find out what a USI number is click HERE

Course Outcome

Participants will learn the process of safely preparing and applying chemicals including (but not limited to) transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely, and identifying and controlling weeds to comply with legislative requirements.

Successful participants will receive a ‘Statement of Attainment’ with the ‘Units of Competency’ listed above that can be used to meet legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements in their relevant fields of employment.

Cost

Duff Consulting charge $398 per person regardless of class numbers and location.  A $20 fee applies to bookings where the payment is not made online at the time of booking.

To review our booking & payments policy please click HERE

Further Information

Students should be directed to Murwillumbah Community College, Student Handbook for the following information: http://mbahcc.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2019-Student-Handbook-Jan-2019-v4.pdf

  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Legislative Compliance
  • Records Management and Your Privacy
  • Guarantee
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Complaints and Appeals
  • Student Support
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Access and Equality

A copy of the student handbook is also made available on the day of the course.

How we will deliver the course

This course will be delivered firstly in a classroom environment to cover the theory aspects and then move to an outdoor area for completion of the practical components.  The hours are generally 8am to 4pm but students should refer to their specific course listing on the homepage of the Duff Consulting website for specific times and venues as this can sometimes differ to meet client needs.

There are no pre-course study requirements to complete this course and all resources required on the day will be supplied.

Assessment Requirements

Duff Consulting adopts a  variety of assessment methods to ensure you develop the required skills and knowledge and to keep the course a practical, hands on learning experience. These methods are:

  • Theory Questions
  • Practical Assessments delivered under workplace conditions

All assessments are carried out in English.

You must be physically capable of holding and using a hand held sprayer weighing 6.5kg for short periods of time in the practical component of the course.

If you are unhappy about any assessment result then seeking a re-assessment is usually the first strategy. If you are still unhappy about the assessment process or result then the Complaints and Appeals Process may be invoked.  For more information regarding the Appeals Process you should follow if you are unhappy with an assessment result go to MCC Student Handbook

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer recognition of existing skills and knowledge, please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

Requirements for Completion

You must attend 100% of this Chemical training course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks.  If you feel you may need support to complete the learning or assessment tasks either because of a literacy issue, or a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know and we may be able to make adjustments to our learning and assessment processes.

Cost

Duff Consulting charge $398 per person regardless of numbers and location. The cost of a refresher course is $368 per person. A $20 fee applies to bookings where the payment is not made online at the time of the booking.

Information regarding our Refund Policy is available HERE

Information about the course

AHCCHM307 – This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, using general application equipment.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant State or Territory before undertaking this unit.

This unit may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licence process.

AHCCHM304 – This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely handle, transport and store chemicals.

The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

AHCPMG301 – This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities using appropriate strategies to provide effective, economic control while minimising environmental damage.

The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

Entry Requirements

While there are no pre-requisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency based chemical training. You will also be required to undertake practical training and assessments which will entail preparing and using a hand held sprayer which weighs 6.5kg at full capacity.

price: $398.00