AHCSS00074 – Agricultural Chemical Skill Set











Course Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge you need in chemical safety and handling obtaining your ChemCert accreditation.

This skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to transport, handle, store, prepare and apply chemicals.

This course includes theory and practical components. Please wear workplace appropriate clothing including long sleeves and trousers and enclosed shoes.


Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Agricultural Chemical Skill Set V2.0 7 - 9 February 2024 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Hahndorf 10 $800.00

Course Description

This Agricultural Chemical Skill Set is delivered as the industry recognised ChemCert program, and is a nationally recognised course. You will acquire skills to safely purchase, transport and handle chemicals without supervision across a range of industries and get your chemical user accreditation.


Over this 3 day course, you will learn how to prepare and apply agricultural chemicals as well as how to safely handle, transport and store them.


You’ll also learn how to determine weather conditions suitable for spraying and manage chemical residues, as well as equipment calibration techniques and the knowledge required to limit spray drift. You’ll also develop an understanding of chemical application issues, how to undertake risk assessments and record keeping requirements, as well as how to complete hazard control forms and undertake self-audit and compliance checklists.



Where Participants are not eligible for a Training Contract or a Skills SA Training Account they may seek enrolment into the Course under a fee-for-service basis.

SA WorkReady

Eligible South Australian participants may have this course partially subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s WorkReady initiative. Check your eligibility here:

ARO College is an approved provider of WorkReady funding for this qualification. Eligible Participants who live or work in South Australia may receive subsidised training in this course under a Training Contract.


What is a Training Contract?

A training contract is a legally binding document that is agreed between the employer, and a trainee which includes a nominated RTO to deliver the program. It must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if the trainee is under 18. It covers:

  • the length of the traineeship
  • details of the registered training organisation (RTO) delivering the training
  • the qualification to be obtained
  • employment arrangements and industrial award


The training contract must be lodged with an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP). The ANP can help with preparing the training contract as well as other paperwork.

Click here to find your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider


Duration and Intakes


3 days onsite at Hahndorf



This course runs approximately every 3 months and places are limited

Course Version

AHCSS00074 – Agricultural Chemical Skill Set (Release 1)

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Units of Competency & Tuition Fees

A single Registration Fee will be invoiced upon enrolment for new students. Please refer to the Charges Table in our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy.

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals $400
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases $400


  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
  • Eligibility to apply for your Chemical Users Licence which enables you to purchase, apply, and store chemicals unsupervised

Entry Requirements

Upfront Assessment of Need (UAN)

To ensure Participants receive the support they need to successfully complete the Course, an upfront assessment of need (UAN) process is undertaken before enrolment is confirmed. All individuals who are seeking access to a fee-for-service or subsidised training place, regardless of prior educational attainment, employment experience or employment status, are required to participate in the UAN process. The UAN process includes an assessment of the participant’s suitability, support needs and literacy and numeracy capabilities via a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN).



This course is open to all participants, employment is not a pre-requisite.



All applicants into this course will need:

  • A Unique Student Identifier #
  • An active personal email address
  • Government-issued photo identification inclusive of Date of Birth

Course Delivery

Provision of learning and assessment resources:

  • Participants are provided with printed and bound Workbooks for each Unit of Competency


There are 3 assessment Tasks that Participants must achieve a satisfactory result for, to be deemed competent in each unit of competency:


Knowledge questions – 20-40 questions which assess the Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence requirements of each Unit.

Workplace Practical Tasks – which are on-the-job project activities using actual equipment and tools, that the Participants undertake in a simulated role-play.

Case study and/or project(s) – requiring self-directed research and medium-long-answer written responses which requires the participant to apply theory and practice such as action research, experiment, impact studies, planning for a complex professional task, field work etc.