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Chemical Distribution Certificate

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn about weed control, preparing and applying chemicals, as well as storing and handling chemicals. This course will allow a person to apply and pay for a commercial operators ticket through their local office of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

The ACDC licence is required for people who are spraying herbicides using powered equipment on land that is not their own or owned by immediate family.
The ACDC 3 day workshop (chemical safety) consists of three competencies and the DPI is responsible for issuing the licence.

Areas of study include:

  • Chemical handling, application & preparation
  • Transportation of chemicals
  • Weed control

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG301
Control weeds

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
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Selection criteria

Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Safety boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs)
  • Shirts with sleeves (no singlets)
  • Pens
  • Note pads

Need to know

Under the Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 (ACDC Act) if you use ground equipment to apply herbicides you may require a commercial operator's licence issued by Bio-security Queensland.  To find out if you are required to obtain this licence please refer to the Queensland Government 'Business and industry portal' for the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries: http://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/agriculture/land-management/chemical-controls/commercial-operators-licence-for-using-herbicides/applying-for-a-commercial-operators-licence

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland