About this course

You work with chemicals, some of which are hazardous. You often work alone, and it’s on your head if something goes wrong. This two-day course with Tocal College will get you sorted on knowing how to store, transport and use hazardous chemicals.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • applying the legal framework surrounding safe use of chemicals
  • reading and interpreting labels and SDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage
  • recognising sensitive areas that may be affected by off-target chemical movement.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $470 GST-free, Enquire now to see if you are eligible for AgSkilled NSW training subsidies.


  • Integrated pest and resistance management
  • Legislation in the workplace, including recordkeeping requirements
  • Using chemicals according to the label and SDS
  • WHS and the workplace
  • Application equipment and calibration
  • Chemical application, including spray plans, drift management and residues
  • Transport, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals

After the NSW Government subsidy, the course cost is $470 GST-free. This Includes SMARTtrain® card issue.

You may also be eligible for funding through the NSW AgSkilled training program*. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

*Refresher training is not eligible under the AgSkilled Program.

This course will increase participants' understanding of the safe transport, storage and use of hazardous chemicals, and meet the training requirements of:

  • the NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to each state/territory)
  • the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to each state/territory)
  • the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) AgVet Code
  • industry quality assurance programs such as Freshcare.

  • Participants will receive the following resources:
    • a reference manual
    • an assessment guide
    • a NSW State legislation supplement
    • a Calibration and Records supplement.
  • This course is delivered face-to-face.


This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:

Note: In some states and territories, it is a legislative requirement for people using chemicals unsupervised to be accredited. Check with your state/territory authority for advice.

Additional Information

  • For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.
  • State or territory licensing applies in some jurisdictions.
  • Your SMARTtrain® accreditation is valid for five (5) years.

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