This course provides the required training for many farming industry Quality Assurance Programs and is necessary to apply for the Victorian Agricultural Chemical Users Permit.
It covers the transportation, handling, storage, safe preparation and application of liquid chemical mixes and/or granular products for the control of weeds, pests and diseases across a range of industry sectors.
Students gain knowledge and skills through theory as well as hands on practical experience during their scheduled class time.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - William Orr
On campus - Mon 8th Nov & Tue 9th Nov - Face to face - 9am to 4pm / 2021
Public - Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th Feb - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Public - Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd May - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Public - Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th June - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Public - Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th Aug - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Public - Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th Oct - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Public - Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th Nov - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Wangaratta - Tone Road
Public - Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th March - 2 days - 9am to 4.30pm / 2022
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to
change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees
and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text
books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some
specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full
list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course
information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All applicants will be interviewed face to face or via phone during a pre-training review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully. This will include a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.
Course Study Units
To demonstrate your competency in this course, you will be required to undertake assessment activities including written questions regarding chemical spraying, storage and spill management, and practical assessment.
Equipment that will be available during class time:
- PPE equipment - Gloves, overalls, mask, eye protection
- Spray equipment including boom sprayer with a range of knapsacks and nozzle.
Attendance & Commitment
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Learning materials developed by Auschem are supplied to each student as reading material prior to course delivery in order for them to gain some basic understanding given the short time frame for the course. They are allocated time to review these documents at their own pace online.
For the Blended delivery option of this course, students will be expected to complete all theory assessments before attending 1 day, practical class.
For practical activities, students will need to bring their own Person Protective Equipment which includes work boots and long-sleeved shirts.
Students will also have access to the trainer for any clarification of content or assessments via phone, email or skype. All students also have access to the Student Welfare Unit, Learning Skills Unit and Studiosity if required.
Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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