SMARTtrainĀ® chemical application (Level 3)

Course details

Name:SMARTtrain® Chemical Application (Level 3)
Description:A course for people that use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment.
Cost:After NSW Government subsidy, $445 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:2 days 
Course program/structure:
  • The workplace environment
  • Legislation in the workplace
  • Using chemicals
  • WHS risks
  • Application equipment
  • Residues and persistent chemical management
  • Record and review chemical use
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.

Are you a member of the NSW Farmers Association?

As a member of the NSW Farmers Association, you qualify for a discount on your course fees. Contact us for more information.


    Current scheduled courses

    course date
    Narrabri 4th Feb 2019



    4th Feb 2019 - 5th Feb 2019

    Extra details for this date

    or call Jessica Taylor on (02) 67631276

    course date
    Gunnedah 6th Feb 2019



    6th Feb 2019 - 7th Feb 2019

    Extra details for this date

    or call Jessica Taylor on (02) 67631276