About Chemical Accreditation
In most Australian states, legislation requires people to have Chemical Accreditation in order to purchase and/or use some of the more dangerous chemicals, including Schedule 7 chemicals (ie those chemicals with the DANGEROUS POISON signal heading at the top of the front part of the label).
In addition, Chemical Accreditation is often a requirement of quality assurance systems, and of workplaces & organisations where agricultural chemicals are used.
Nationally Recognised Training
The course addresses the two national units of competence:
- Level 3: AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
- Level 3: AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
Meets legal and/or QA requirements in all Australian states (there may be extra requirements in Queensland and Victoria). Click here for legal requirements for accreditation and licensing in each state.
What topics are covered?
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Reading & understanding chemical labels & Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Safe transport, storage and handling
- Calibrating application equipment
- Personal Safety
- Keeping records of chemical use
- Chemical use and the law
- Safe storage of chemicals
- Protecting the environment
- Using tools like Delta T, spray droplet quality, buffer distances
- Improving chemical efficiency/reducing off-target damage
Ability to read information on labels, to use a calculator for basic calculations, and able to solve problems and fill in workplace forms.
An email that no one else is using in the Smith & Georg course, we use email to communicate about the course and your progress.
Access to a workplace for practical assessments is required, click Course Requirements for whats required in the workplace.
Please contact us if you do not have access to a workplace – 1800 991 985.
You do not need prior knowledge, skills and experience using chemicals to successfully undertake this course.
- Discounted Windmate WM-300 Weather meter (RRP $250. Your price $212.50)
- Unlimited support from our fully qualified trainers
- The Smith & Georg Chemical Accreditation course includes free (normal price is $150 plus GST), optional, access to our Animal Health Treatments course. Successful completion of this course will be recognised by a ‘Certificate of Completion’. The Animal Health Treatments course is not part of a nationally recognised unit of competence, it is an Industry designed module specifically addressing the knowledge of those administering Animal Health Treatments in their workplace. The Animal Health Treatments course includes the following topics:
- Understanding label/SDS information
- Residues in meat
- Resistance management
- Storing animal health products
- Application methods
- Keeping records
- Disposal of waste
Smith & Georg offer a number of alternative study options. Choose the one that’s right for you.
Use our online option to do the course on your computer over the internet. Get started or call 1800 991 985 to chat to someone
Why do your Chemical Training online?
- Don’t wait for a course near you
- Do it at your own pace. Log on to the course as often as you want, at times that suit you, day or night. Take up to 3 months to complete the course.
- Eliminate the time and cost of travelling to a course. Do the online study and knowledge assessments wherever you have access to a computer and an appropriate internet connection. You will need access to a workplace where you can practice your chemical handling skills, and where you can do the assessments (see Course Requirements)
- Choose the topics that are relevant to you, your industry, and your state.
- Also please view our page: Online Training – Computer Requirements.
How does the Smith & Georg online course work?
The course is presented in a number of topics. Each topic has one or more video, presentation, assessments follow at the end. The assessments are designed to test your knowledge of handing and using chemicals. Practical assessments in the skills required to handle and use chemicals are completed after the online knowledge section of the course and make up a series of videos which are sent to Smith & Georg for review and assessment.
Course participants typically take 6-10 hours online to complete the formal, online, training. In addition to their time online, they will need time in a workplace to practice their chemical handling skills, and to complete the assessments – the time required for this will vary considerably, depending on each participant’s existing knowledge and skills with chemicals. Go to Course Requirements for more information about the commitment expected.
We encourage participants to take as much time as they need to fully understand the information and practice the skills taught in the course, before attempting the assessments. Practical assessments, to demonstrate skills, will take participants additional time. This time may be spread over a number of days, weeks up to 3 months from enrolment. Course fees may be forfeited if the assessments are not completed within 3 months of enrolment.
Help is available from our fully trained course facilitators by phone, email and fax during office hours. You are fully supported during your study, so if you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us.
This course is not suitable to be undertaken on a smart phone.
Online $390 per person GST free
Register for a course near you or call 1800 991 985 to enrol. Contact us on 1800 991 985 for a quote to present an in-house course for your business, anywhere in Australia.
If you are confident in your knowledge and skills about the safe handling and use of chemicals, including relevant legislation, then you may like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you want to pursue this option you must contact us by phone to discuss whether it is suitable for you. Call 1800 991 985 if this sounds like you.
The course includes a number of assessments that are designed to assess your knowledge and skills in handling and using chemicals in workplace situations. To be deemed Competent you must pass all of the assessments. If the assessments show a gap in your knowledge or skills, your course presenter will discuss this with you, and will provide further opportunities for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.
You will have time to learn about chemicals and to practice your skills before attempting the assessments. You should only start assessments once you feel competent to do so. You have up to 3 months after enrolling in the online course, or attending a workshop, to complete the assessments.
Please note that we cannot issue your Accreditation Card and Statement of Attainment until you have completed all requirements of the course, including successful completion of all assessments.
We invite you to view our Policies and Procedures, which includes our Refund Policy and Complaints Procedure at www.smithandgeorg.com.au/aboutus/policies-and-procedures .
View our Participant Handbook
If you have any concerns please talk to your presenter in the first instance. If it is not appropriate to discuss your concern with the presenter, please ring the Managing Director on 0408 899 386
Want to know more?
- Preview the course – A sample of the many presentations that are included in the course to provide you with the information you need.
- See our list of current and past clients
- Contact us to ask a question or request a call back at a time that suits you.
- Call us on 1800 991 985 so we can answer any questions you have or enrol you for the online course over the phone.
Please contact us if you require any more information.