SMARTtrainĀ® Level 3 reaccreditation

Course details

Name:SMARTtrain® Chemical application reaccreditation
Description:A course for people that have previously completed a level 3 chemical applications course and seeking reaccreditation.
Cost:$270 GST-free.
Includes SMARTtrain® card issue.
Course aims: This course will help you apply, transport and store chemicals safely and meet the training requirements of:
  • the NSW Pesticides Act 1999 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to your state).
  • those using and exposed to substances that are classified as hazardous substances under the NSW WHS Regulation 2011 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to your state).
  • the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for those required to use restricted chemicals in NSW.
  • industry quality assurance programs such as Freshcare.
Learning outcomes:
  • Determine the need for chemical use.
  • Identify the appropriate chemical.
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and SDS.
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals.
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application.
  • Record application details.
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals.
  • Identify how to store chemical safely.
  • Record storage details.
  • Read and interpret label and SDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage.
Length:1 day
Course program/structure:
  • Legislation update
  • Label and SDS update
  • Risk management - WHS and environment
  • Calibration and equipment update
  • Record keeping
  • Residue management
Resources and method of delivery: Participants will receive the following resources:
  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide
  • A NSW, QLD or SA State legislation supplement

The SMARTtrain Livestock Supplement, Weed Control Learning and Assessment guide and On Farm Fumigation Learning and Assessment guides are optional extras.

This course is delivered indoors.

Accreditation: This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:
  • AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals

This course was developed by NSW DPI and NSW TAFE.

NOTE: It is a legislative requirement for people using chemicals unsupervised to be accredited. Your SMARTtrain® accreditation is valid for five (5) years.


Contact us to register your interest in this course. Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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    Current scheduled courses

    course date
    TOCAL (near Maitland) 30th Nov 2017


    TOCAL (near Maitland)

    30th Nov 2017

    Extra details for this date

    or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph)

    course date
    Yanco 6th Dec 2017

    Yanco Agricultural Institute

    6th Dec 2017 8:30am-4:30pm

    Extra details for this date
    Onsite accommodation available, contact Charmaine Lee on 6951 2696

    or call Annette Conroy on 1800 628 422 or 02 6951 2775