Nationally Recognised Training
The course is based on the national Unit of Competence AHCPMG301 Control Weeds.
What topics are covered?
- What is a weed?
- Identifying weeds
- Understanding weeds
- Defining and assessing a weed problem
- Methods used to control weeds
- Putting it all together to develop and implement a weed management plan
State Licensing Requirements
Licensing (where required) is managed by state governments. After completion of the course, participants must submit their statement of attainment to the appropriate state licensing board to obtain their license.
In Queensland, anyone wanting to qualify for a Commercial Operator’s License (known previously as the ACDC License or Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control License) must complete the Chemical Accreditation course and Control Weeds. The Chemical Accreditation course must be completed before doing the Control Weeds course.
For more information on licensing requirements in Queensland contact Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, phone 07 3087 8112, or the DAFF call centre on 132 523.
In South Australia, anyone wanting to qualify for a Pest Management Technician’s licence to apply herbicides as a contractor must complete the Chemical Accreditation course, and the Control Weeds course.
Anyone wanting to qualify for a Pest Management Technician’s licence to apply herbicides plus insecticides or fungicides as a contractor, must complete the Chemical Accreditation course, the Control Weeds course and the Control Plant Pests Diseases and Disorders course, preferably in that order.
For more information on licensing requirements in South Australia contact SA Department of Health, phone 08 8226 7117.
In Tasmania, anyone wanting to apply for a Certificate of Competency in Agricultural Spraying (required to become a spray contractor) must complete the Chemical Accreditation course, the Control Weeds course, and the Control Plant Pests Diseases and Disorders course, preferably in that order.
For more information on licensing requirements in Tasmania contact the Licence Coordinator, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, phone 03 6777 2118.
How does the online course work?
The course consists of a number of topics which have one or more video presentations, often with links to useful websites; followed by an assessment. The assessments require you to answer questions based on the content in the presentations and/or to conduct small projects (eg weed identification).
Course participants typically take 6-12 hours online to complete the formal, online, training. In addition to their time online, they will need time in a workplace to practice their weed management techniques, 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. You can take up to 3 months to complete the course.
Help is available from our fully trained and experienced course facilitators by phone, email and fax during office hours. You will be fully supported during your study – if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Before commencing the Control Weeds course Smith & Georg requires that you complete the Smith & Georg Chemical Accreditation course, or a similar course that covers the following (or equivalent) units of competence:
- AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
Unless you have completed this course with Smith & Georg, you will be required to provide a statement of attainment as proof of having completed the course elsewhere.
- We recommend that you do not complete this course on a smart phone (other than the photo requirements).
- Access to a workplace where you can practice & implement weed control programs. Click Course Requirements for more information about what is required.
If you cannot obtain these requirements, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Want to know more?
- 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.