Short Course

Chemical Card Plus

Course Details

RuralBiz Training's convenient Chemical Card Plus saves you money and time!


  • Course Information
    • Are you applying pesticides or using agricultural chemicals in your business?
    • Are you aware that you must be accredited or be liable for a fine or other penalty?
    • This includes all agricultural chemical users - eg 1080, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, pour ons, backliners, fumigants and others
    • Did you know that, in some states, this accreditation must be renewed every 5 years to remain current?
    • Is your chemical accreditation reaching its expiry date?

    If so, our Chemical Card Plus course is designed to meet your needs.

    Chemical Card Plus is designed for farmers to meet the requirements for on farm chemical use efficiently and economically. It provides accreditation for pesticide users at the AQF3 level - the level recommended by authorities for anyone applying pesticides unsupervised eg. farmers.

    Occasionally funding is available in NSW to fully subsidise this course. Click on the Register Your Interest button above or contact our office on 02 6884 8812 to see what funding is currently available.

    First timers (initial accreditation) will find our content is easy to access with lots of audio and video. Initials are people who are either doing their chemical accreditation course:

    • for the first time, or
    • more than 6 years since they did the course last time.

    Initials are to complete and submit the following:

    • 6 quizzes in this course - satisfactorily completed. Feedback from each quiz will let you know if you have satisfactorily completed it or need to redo it
    • Records samples - completion of the records forms provided in this course for a farm with which you are familiar
    • Photo collection for the farm used in the records samples
    • Video showing you preparing, mixing and using a knapsack sprayer

    Refreshers are to complete and submit the following:

    • Copy of previous chemical accreditation card or certificate showing you have completed this training within the past 6 years of the date of enrolment in this course
    • 6 quizzes in this course - satisfactorily completed. Feedback from each quiz will let you know if you have satisfactorily completed it or need to redo it
    • Records samples - completion of the records forms provided in this course for a farm with which you are familiar
    • Photo collection for the farm used in the records samples
    • Third party form

    Workplace or company computers: Please be aware the security arrangements on some company or government computers may restrict access to some learning materials. We are unable to resolve any issues arising from this situation.

  • Units

    Chemical Card Plus is mapped to the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

    AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals

    AHCPMG301 Control weeds (applicable to QLD residents, available on request)

  • Cost

    Occasionally funding is available in NSW to fully subsidise this course. Download an expression of interest form here or contact our office to see what funding is currently available.

    $190pp (both initial and refresher accreditation), GST exempt. Includes AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases and AHCCHM304 transport and store chemicals. Register and pay to immediately gain 30 days access to RuralBiz Online where you will find the resources and assessments to complete the online Chemical Card Plus course.

    Additional $150pp if you would also like to complete AHCPMG301 Control Weeds (separate invoice).

    For more information regarding our online training including online groups please call our office on 02 6884 8812.

    Distance Education and Face to Face

    If you would like to organise a home study pack (Distance Education kit) or Face to Face training please contact the trainer closest to you to discuss costs and to organise your training.

    Alison Hamilton, Wagga Wagga NSW

    0409 667 011
    office@ajmlivestocksolutions.com.au

    Greg Murtha, Coffs Harbour NSW 0417 255 780
    bananas@antmail.com.au
    David Worsley, Inverell NSW 0428 255 600
    fanbelt111@gmail.com
    Reg Kidd, Orange NSW 0407 892 614
    agassist@octec.org.au
    Angela Stewart, Warialda NSW

    0428 882 083
    sr.am.stewart@bigpond.com

  • Delivery

    We offer this course in 4 modes of delivery:

    Online One

    Register and pay at any time for 60 days access to our online learning site, RuralBiz Online where you will find all resources and assessments to complete your accreditation at your own pace. Instructions on how to register are under the "Apply Now" button above.

    Distance Ed

    Contact one of our trainers (details under the Cost tab) to register and receive hard copy materials and a DVD to complete the training at home at times that suit you. When complete, post the materials back to your trainer for marking.

    Online Group (run on demand when there is a group of at least 10 participants)

    Attend a group session with a trainer in our interactive online classroom. You will receive pre-workshop materials and will complete 4 tasks prior to attending the online workshop. Contact one of our trainers (details under the Cost tab) to register.

    Face to Face (run on demand when there is at least 10 participants in the same area)

    Attend a one day (initial accreditation) or half day (refresher) workshop. You will receive pre-workshop materials and will complete 4 tasks prior to attending the face to face workshop. Contact one of our trainers (details under theCost tab) to register.

  • Benefits

    Key Benefits

    • Flexible - four different delivery options, find one that suits you
    • Everyone with an internet connection has equal access to training
    • Training is delivered to you - wherever you have internet access
    • No travel time or travel costs
    • Access to online materials 24/7
    • Access to the best trainers who are farmers themselves, not just trainers who can visit your district
    • Work in groups from a wide geographic area
    • Training can continue even if you are travelling or cut off by floods or other natural disasters
    • Assessments are submitted online - fast turnaround times
  • Pathways

    Chemical Card Plus provides at least two units towards our Certificate III and Certificate IV agriculture and horticulture courses.