AHCPMG301: Control Weeds

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The Control Weeds course provides comprehensive information on weeds and their management. Completion of Control Weeds is required to obtain an ACDC licence in Qld. It is also required for a spray contractor’s licence in SA and Tasmania (there are additional requirements in these states in some instances).  More information on licensing requirements is given under the heading State Licensing Requirements below.

AHCPMG301: Control Weeds: $290.00


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The course is based on the national Unit of Competence AHCPMG301 Control Weeds.

Smith & Georg is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO number 40075.

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.

Queensland

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.

South Australia

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.

Tasmania

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.

Course Requirements

Prerequisite training

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.

In addition:

  • 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?

Please contact us if you require any more information.

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    I really appreciated the support that the people at Smith & Georg provided. If I had a question about the course or a problem, I just had to call them and they were onto it right away. I could tell that they really cared.

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