Weeds and their Control

Course name

Weeds and their Control

Course aims

To allow participants to provide evidence of their ability to meet the course competencies and manage risks associated with the use of chemicals in the workplace. Participants will develop skills with assessing the size and scope of weed infestations; learn the latest information about Weeds of National Significance, learn how to design a control plan for management of weeds be it on private or public lands and develop the knowledge and ability to manage a weed infestation ongoing.


1. 5 to 2 days

Course program/structure

  • Situation/Impact
  • Ecology of weeds
  • Weed identification
  • Herbicide application techniques
  • Rules of thumb/general principles
  • Adjuvants
  • Spray drift
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Other weed management techniques
  • Making herbicide choice
  • Developing a plan
  • Monitoring
  • Aquatic weed control
  • Spraying woody weeds

Resources and method of delivery

Participants will receive the following resources:

  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide


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

  • AHCPMGA301 – Control Weeds

This course was developed by SMARTtrain National Support Centre, NSW Department of Primary Industries.