• Course name Forest and Farm Chemical Handling (for ACUP)
    Duration 2 Days at Creswick
    A training program to teach participants to become familiar with the handling, application and storage of agricultural and forestry chemicals.  Successful completion of the program will permit participants to apply for an Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP).  This will permit the use of, and the ability to supervise the use of, a broad prescribed range of chemicals. 12 + participants. Class based with practical exercises. Job Outcomes: Participants successfully completing this course may find employment as a weed controller in forestry, agriculture and horticultural industries.
  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.  Upon successful assessment learners will be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the unit(s) above.
  • Course Content
    1. OHS and legislative requirements – Codes of Practice
    2. Licensing requirements
    3. Hazard identification, assessment and control, and emergency response.
    4. Personal protective equipment: use, maintenance, storage and correct wearing/fit
    5. Chemical classifications
    6. Chemical absorption and associated risks.
    7. Environmental effects of chemicals – drift management
    8. IPM principles
    9. Calibration and adjustment
    10. Reading and interpreting labels, MSDS
    11. Weather and its impacts on chemical application
  • Enrolment in FPI30111 Certificate III in Forest Growing & Management
  • AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals (70 hrs) AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals (50 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • Cost : $540.00 ($4.50/sch) 2016 VTG Subsidised: Note that accessing subsidies may affect your future entitlement. The student fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees. Indicative Tuition Fee $360.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee Included $60.00 Total Cost $420.00 ($540.00 if ineligible for subsidy)