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Chemical Risk Management Level 3 skill set

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This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

Competency units covered in this course:

  • OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
  • BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

You can start anytime in the online study component of this course. Attendance on campus will be arranged with your lecturer after you enrol.


  • determine the need for chemical use
  • identify the appropriate chemical
  • prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • list procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • record application details
  • determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • identify how to store chemicals safely
  • record storage details 
  • read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Online and on campus study

This course is delivered mostly online, with a final practical assessment to be arranged by your lecturer on-campus. Students can expect to attend campus for 3 days and will be required to successfully complete an off-site assessment portfolio before being deemed competent.

To study online and on campus, you should be prepared to commit to independent study and to attend our campuses. To help you understand what it takes to study online and on campus at SM TAFE, download our info pack below.

Online and on campus study info pack (337 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Attendance on campus

Parking at Murdoch campus is strictly limited and South Metropolitan TAFE strongly recommends using public transport to access the campus. For more information visit our Smart Travel page. in a new tab)

What to bring to campus

Bring a calculator, writing materials and wear enclosed shoes.

Participants will receive the following resources:

  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide

Successful completion of this course will give participants qualifications required to apply for a basic weed spraying licence from WA Department of Health. 

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Semester 1, 2023

Murdoch - On Campus - Mar, Apr, May

When Semester 1, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $390.00 $103.25 $493.25
Concession $116.40 $103.25 $219.65

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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