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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

A career in the environmental and rural industry can offer experiences in unique locations, with some of the most magnificent flora and fauna in the world. We offer a range of short courses in agriculture, conservation and land management, and horticulture that can assist you in kick starting your career today!

Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
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IAC37 AusChem Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Kununurra Campus
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Get trained in chemical risk management.

This course guides participants through the safe application, transportation and storage of chemicals, while meeting the requirements of State and Federal bodies.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • 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 MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Upon completion, students will receive an AusChem accreditation.

IAA09 Chemical Handling Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
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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.

K5033P K5033P Snake Handling Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Tom Price Campus
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Need to know how to capture and release reptiles, including venomous snakes?

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely remove and relocate snakes in the home and workplace.

Topics covered throughout this course:

  • Snake and reptile behaviour
  • Utilising protective clothing and equipment
  • Catching and releasing venomous species in a supervised setting
  • Keeping yourself and others safe in the presence of dangerous snakes
  • Administering first aid for bites and stings

To attend this course, you must be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers and covered footwear.

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