AgVet Chemical Users Course

COURSE OVERVIEW
This nationally accredited course is applicable to both NSW and Victorian land managers. The course emphasises the correct use, storage and handling of chemicals associated with land management and agricultural production. Undertaking the Chemical Users Course provides participants with the training required by the Department of Environment and Primary Industry for issue of an ACUP (Agricultural Chemical Users Permit) and meets the requirements of most industry Quality Assurance programs.

TOPICS COVERED
The AgVet Chemical Users Course provides participants with information on State Legislation and knowledge on issues such as:
• Identifying of pests
• Issues associated with chemical use
• Understanding and selecting farm chemicals
• Transporting and storing chemicals
• Risk management and analysis planning for chemical use and application
• Cleaning and disposing of farm chemicals
• Chemical users record keeping

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & PRE-REQUISITES
Individuals wishing to register for an Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) must be:
• Over 18 years of age

DURATION
2 days

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• You must understand and speak the English language at a level that enables the safe performance of AgVet Chemical Users Course
• You will be required to undertake some mathematical calculations during the course
• You must provide, on the 1st day of training, one (1) form of current photo identification and one additional form of identification
• You must provide two (2) forms of identification, one (1) must include a photo, one (1) must include current address
• Wear comfortable and practical clothing and workbooks
• Tea & Coffee is provided
• Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the commencement of training
• All course participants will be provided with a copy of the AusChem National AgVet Chemical Users Course handbook

ASSESSMENTS
An assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of training in both practical and theory components. Competency based assessment practical component requires the participant to successfully complete a series of requested tasks under observation of the assessor: the assessor will then determine a judgement of competency. The knowledge component consists of a written assessment. During the assessment, if the assessor believes your response requires further information or is incorrect, you will be asked further questions to determine the level of your understanding.

PAYMENT & TRADING TERMS
All courses require a position holding deposit of 50%. Applicants will be advised of the amount at the time of the booking. Payment for the balance is required prior to the final assessment being conducted. Corporate clients will be forwarded an authority to invoice on the term of a 14 day account, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Facilities include Credit Card, EFTPOS, Cheque or Cash.

All students will be provided with a student information book detailing their rights and responsibilities.

LICENCES & CERTIFICATION
This course is a nationally recognised accredited course and applicants who have successful completed the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for two units of competency; AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases and AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals. Students will also receive an AusChem AgVet Chemical Users Course Certificate.

It recommended that Victorian participants undertake a refresher course every 5 years.
It is legal requirement for NSW participants to complete a refresher course every 5 years.

CANCELLATION & WITHDRAWALS
In the event of cancellation or withdrawal from this course a minimum of 72 hours notice is mandatory. 10% of the deposit will be retained by 1 Stop Driving School for administration fees, the remainder of the deposit will be returned to the original payer. Dependent upon circumstances students may be offered an alternative date for training. There is no charge for a student to transfer to an alternative date, provided 72 hours notice has been provided.

In the event 1 Stop Driving School is not notified of the cancellation and the student does not attend training, the full course fee may be applicable, the student agreement form specifies that the student/client is liable for full course fees upon non-attendance.

In the event 1 Stop Driving School cancel the training course, and is not rescheduling, a full refund will be returned to the original payer.