SMARTtrainĀ® chemical risk management (Level 4) online

Course details

Name: SMARTtrain chemical risk management (Level 4)
Description: This online course is suitable for training supervisors and managers with risk management skills to manage the transportation, storage, application and record keeping of agricultural chemicals (including biological pesticides). Candidates must have previously completed a Level 3 chemical accreditation and supply a copy of a current chemical accreditation card on enrolment.
Cost: $350 GST-free.
Course aims: To assist participants to manage the risks associated with the use of chemicals in the workplace.
Learning outcomes:
  • Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely transport, store and handle chemicals in the workplace.
  • Identify integrated management strategies to control pests.
  • Select appropriate chemicals for application to an identified pest problem at a particular site.
  • Establish procedures to ensure chemicals are applied according to the label.
  • Assess the risk of residues in commodities and as contaminants in the environment during and following chemical application.
  • Design and implement recording systems for chemical storage and use.

Students are required to complete the online course within three months from enrolment.

If engagement with the subject is not evident within three months of enrolment, or if assessment tasks are not completed within three months without reason or explanation, access to the course material will be withdrawn and enrolment will be archived without eligibility for a refund.

Re-enrolment in the online course will require payment of an re-enrolment fee which will be calculated at 20% of the full course cost.

By submitting your enrolment form you have accepted the terms and condiditions stated above.

Course program/structure:
  • Introduction to risk management
  • WHS risk management
  • Legislation
  • Emergency management and the environmental risk management
  • Chemical application management
  • Integrated pest management
  • Residue risk management
  • Storage and transport risks
  • Records management
Resources and method of delivery:
Participants will receive the following resources:
  • a reference manual
  • a learning and 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 Guide are optional extras.

This course is delivered online.

Accreditation: This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:
  • AHCCHM401 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • AHCCHM402 - Plan and implement a chemical use program.

This course was developed by NSW Department of Primary Industries and NSW TAFE.

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