About this course

Don’t spread weeds. Don’t move the problem from another place to your farm. Learn how weeds and pest organisms transfer from one place to another. Learn how to prevent it. This online course is a must-have weed hygiene check for you and your machinery.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • increasing awareness of how weeds and other pest organisms can be spread via contaminated machinery, and reducing the risk of this occurring
  • formally inspect machinery for material that may contribute to the spread of weeds, pests or disease covering options for location and equipment when cleaning machinery and plant.

At a glance:

Course duration: 6-8 hours
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $250 GST-free
Accredited Course: Yes


On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • select and use the equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for inspection and cleaning
  • select appropriate inspection and cleaning sites
  • inspect and clean machinery and vehicles
  • apply safe work practices
  • take samples of contamination
  • dispose of waste materials
  • record cleaning history and inspection results.

$250 GST-free

6 online modules comprised of a tutorial and a quiz:

  • Module 1 - WHS
  • Module 2 - Regulation and Legislation
  • Module 3 - Weeds, pests and diseases
  • Module 4 - Chemical use
  • Module 5 - Machinery inspection
  • Module 6 - Machinery cleaning

After the webinar there will be five (5) assignments that are to be completed and submitted online.

This version of Machinery Hygiene has been developed to allow participants to complete this unit without the need to travel to a face to face training location. It consists of a self-paced online component divided into six bite-sized modules.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

A reasonable level of computer literacy and internet connection is required to navigate around the user-friendly online environment.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCBIO203 - Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity.

Additional Information

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