The Farm Chemicals course consists of two units of competency from the Certificate III in Agriculture. You will study Prepare and Apply Chemicals and Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals. Upon successful completion of these competencies you will be eligible to apply for an Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP). Prepare and Apply Chemicals covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals for the control of weeds, pests and diseases. It provides students with knowledge of chemicals specifically relating to the workplace, the hazards and risks involved in their use and the safety procedures prescribed for working unsupervised within organisational guidelines. On completion of the course students will have the ability to handle and apply chemicals ensuring minimum risk to self, others and the environment and will be able to accurately record their use. Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals covers the process of transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely without supervision. The course provides students with knowledge and skills to minimise risks when handling chemicals. Students will learn how to avoid spills and accidents while following related procedures, safety and environmental regulations and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements. On completion of the course students will have a sound knowledge of chemicals used in a particular environment and the hazards involved in their handling and storage.
Students will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to undertake the course.
Course in Farm Chemicals
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Course in Farm Chemicals . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Prepare and Apply Chemicals 70
Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals 50
Farm Chemicals is a part-time course and comprises of a two and a half day workshop plus assignments (120 hours nominal). Student intakes are generally ongoing throughout the year.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
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