SMARTtrain Chemical Risk Management (Level 4)

Course Name

SMARTtrain Chemical Risk Management (Level 4)


This course is suitable for training supervisors and managers with risk management skills to manage the transportation, storage, application and record keeping of agricultural chemicals (including biological pesticides). Participants must be accredited at Level 3 to achieve competence at Level 4.

Course aims

To assist participants to manage the risks associated with the use of chemicals in the workplace.


Level 3 units of competency:

  • AHCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals

Learning Outcomes

  • Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely transport, store and handle chemicals in the workplace.
  • Identify integrated management strategies to control pests.
  • Select appropriate chemicals for application to an identified pest problem at a particular site.
  • Establish procedures to ensure chemicals are applied according to the label.
  • Assess the risk of residues in commodities and as contaminants in the environment during and following chemical application.
  • Design and implement recording systems for chemical storage and use.


Usually 1.5 to 2 days

Course program/structure

  • Introduction to risk management
  • Integrated resistance and pest management
  • Chemical application management
  • WHS risk management
  • Environmental risk management
  • Residue risk management
  • Records management

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:

  • AHCCHM401 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • AHCCHM402 - Plan and implement a chemical use program.

This course was developed by NSW DPI and NSW TAFE.

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