Chemical User Training



Prepare and apply chemicals & Transport and store chemicals

Assessment Description

Written assessment for all listed units of competency

Who should attend

Current training in Chemical Use is necessary to lawfully use pesticides in NSW in ones work or business.


Course Type

Short Course

Group Size

8 to 15

Course Aims

The ATAC Chemical User Training Course:

  • Delivers the specific Units of Competency approved in NSW, which pesticide users must have attained within the last 5 years

Course Size

2 x 6 hours



Course Content

The competency based training & assessment component of accreditation requires participants to attain competence in the following areas:

  • Follow basic chemical safety rules;
  • Apply chemicals under supervision;
  • Prepare & Apply chemicals; determine the need for chemical use;
  • Prepare appropriate chemicals;
  • Prepare to use chemicals according to the label & SDS; apply chemicals clean up following chemical application;
  • Record application details
  • Transport, Handle & Store Chemicals;
  • Transport & handle chemicals & biological agents;
  • Store chemicals in the workplace
  • Record storage details;
  • Integrated Pest Management Strategies;
  • Legislation;
  • The Product Label & Label Interpretation;
  • Farm Chemical Formulations;
  • Personal Safety;
  • Environmental Safety;
  • Application of Crop Protection Products;
  • Application of Veterinary Products;
  • Record Keeping;
  • Risk Assessment;
  • Application;
  • Clean Up;
  • Container Disposal