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Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

National Course Code: AHCSS00074

TAFE NSW Course Number: AHCSS00074-V01

Nominal Hours: 65

Full Fee: $350

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  • Nationally Recognised Training

Complete the nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Agricultural Chemical skill set and gain a competitive edge in the market. Through this course, you will gain skills that will allow you to transport and handle chemicals unsupervised across a range of industries like, national parks, golf courses and beekeeping.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Manage chemicals unsupervised
  • Handle, apply and transport chemicals independently
  • Perform chemical store audits
  • Execute calibration exercises in a workshop and chemical storage facility
  • Use sprayers, wipers and applicators

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Further develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead in this field:

  • Self-motivation and drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to work health and safety practices
  • Practical and logical approach

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • Eligibility to apply for your Chemical Users Licence through the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) which enables you to purchase, apply, and store chemicals unsupervised

GROW YOUR CAREER

This skill set broadens your employment opportunities by building on your existing qualification and career in land management and enables you to purchase and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

An increasing focus on safety is driving demand for workers trained in key safety areas including the transport and application of chemicals. The demand for skilled workers in parks and gardens, conservation and land management is expected to increase in the coming years.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a online course. You will need to complete approximately 3 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 13 weeks.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately half an hour of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including completion of self-directed learning, Internet research and learning from the TAFE Library Guide for Chemical Application.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Learning and writing skills at Australian Quality Framework Level 3 (AQF3) or above
  • Meet the criteria of the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment tool

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to provide general PPE: work boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants for practical assessment.

Work Placement is a requirement of this course. The workplace where the student completes their practical assessment must provide the following as per Performance Evidence requirements and Assessment Conditions:
* Chemical labels and SDS
* Chemical application and calibration equipment suitable for local industry or enterprises where the student might work. It is recommended this is powered application equipment.
* Chemical measuring and mixing equipment - measuring jugs, scales
* Vehicle for transporting chemicals which includes safety signage, first aid and safety/emergency equipment relevant to the chemicals being transported
* Equipment to handle, secure and protect chemical loads in vehicles
* Chemical PPE relevant to chemical preparation and application (checked against SDS) – typically a range of gloves to match SDS requirements, eye protection, aprons or overalls for mixing, respirator if required by an SDS, ear protection if relevant to application equipment
* Equipment/tools for measuring or ascertaining basic weather information (temperature, humidity and wind speed) – weather stations, phone/computer apps, electronic devices
* Manufacturers operation and maintenance instructions for equipment
* Specific workplace documents, including work instructions and procedures for chemical application, handling, storage and transport

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Course cost: $350

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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