SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3)


SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3)


A course for people that use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment.

Course aims

This course will help you apply, transport and store chemicals safely and meet the training requirements of:

  • the NSW Pesticides Act 1999 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to your state).
  • those using and exposed to substances that are classified as hazardous substances under the NSW WHS Regulation 2001 (or equivalent legislation as relevant to your state).
  • the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for those required to use restricted chemicals in NSW.
  • industry quality assurance programs such as Freshcare.

Learning outcomes

  • Determine the need for chemical use.
  • Identify the appropriate chemical.
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and SDS.
  • 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 chemical safely.
  • Record storage details.
  • Read and interpret label and SDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage.


2 days

Course program/structure

  • The workplace environment
  • Legislation in the workplace
  • Using chemicals
  • WHS
  • Application equipment
  • Residues and persistent chemical management
  • Record and review chemical use

Resources and method of delivery

Participants will receive the following resources:

  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide
  • A NSW, QLD or SA State legislation supplement
  • The SMARTtrain Livestock Supplement and Fumigation Supplement are optional extras


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

  • AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicals

This course was developed by NSW DPI and NSW TAFE.

NOTE: Your SMARTtrain accreditation is valid for five (5) years.

Course Options

Attend a course

This course is offered throughout the year in many locations.  Call us on 1800 138 351 for your closest course date.

Online learning

This course is available online. Find out more