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Chemical Handling Skill Set

State ID: IAA09

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

The Chemical Handling Skill Set is crucial to a broad range of outside activities offered in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation and land management.

This course covers all of the important procedures required to apply chemicals safely on plants using small portable handheld sprayers.

Students will learn how to:

  • Identify the level of pest infestation and assess the need for chemical control
  • Source information on Integrated Pest Management
  • Identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures
  • Select appropriate PPE for the chemical
  • Interpret chemical labels and SDSs
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Mix chemicals accurately and according to their registered use
  • Apply chemicals minimising spray drift
  • Transport and handle chemicals complying with legislative requirements
  • Store chemicals correctly and maintain inventory
  • Treat chemical spills
  • Dispose of any chemicals correctly and decontaminate equipment
  • Complete application records

Completion of this course will enable participants to apply for the WA Department of Health’s Lawn and Gardening, Landscaping, Bushland & Minesite Rehabilitation licence. Please visit www.health.wa.gov.au for further details.

What to bring:

  • Boots
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Washable hat
  • Lunch and water
  • Optional change of clothes for day two

Students studying in Broome: 

From March 2019, students studying in Broome will complete the theory component of the course online in their own time. This reduces face to face delivery from three days to two, enabling full time employees to take less time off of work. Students must enrol at least two weeks prior to course commencement in order to access and complete the online component.

 

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Half price*

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills

  • All persons aged 15—24 years, not enrolled at school
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Please note that only course fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course. For more details about how the half price course fees and annual fees cap work, please read our FAQs or contact us.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply please contact North Regional TAFE on 1300 996 573, email info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au, drop into your local campus, or complete the online Course enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2021

Derby Campus - 12 - 14 May, 2021

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 3 days
When 12 - 14 May, 2021
Where Derby Campus
How Face-to-face classroom delivery
Fee

Lower fees, local skills price
Full fee: $265.90
Concession: $129.10

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Fitzroy Crossing Campus - 17 - 19 May, 2021

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 3 days
When 17 - 19 May, 2021
Where Fitzroy Crossing Campus
How Face-to-face classroom delivery
Fee

Lower fees, local skills price
Full fee: $265.90
Concession: $129.10

Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Page last updated October 27, 2020