Course Type:
Short Course; Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
One day per week for two weeks
Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Sale (Gtec), Warragul

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Course Overview

By successfully completing the Agricultural Chemical Skill Set you will have had the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge that are required to safely handle, prepare, apply, transport, and store agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

This two day skills set is designed for people with experience in using agricultural and or veterinary chemicals.

After successfully completing this skills set learners may choose to apply for an "agricultural chemical user permit".

An agricultural chemical user permit (ACUP) is a permit issued to a person, that gives them authority to:

  • purchase specified 'restricted supply' chemicals in Victoria
  • use specified 'restricted use' chemicals in Victoria


  • Warragul Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • GTec Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Bairnsdale Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Leongatha Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Agricultural Chemical Skill Set.

Career Opportunities

No occupational licensing or regulatory requirements apply to this short course

Opportunities for Further Study

These units of competency provide credit towards qualifications in Certificate II, Certificate III and Certificate IV in various sectors of the horticulture and agriculture industry including the following broad industries:

  • Production Agriculture
  • Production Horticulture
  • Amenity Horticulture (Arboriculture, Parks and Gardens, Landscaping)
  • Nursery Production and Retail
  • Turf Management
  • Animal Breeding and Racing
  • Beekeeping
  • Pest Management (Vertebrate, Weeds and Invertebrate)
  • Conservation and Land Management (Lands, Parks and Wildlife, Natural Area Restoration)
  • Irrigation
  • Indigenous Land Management.

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Minimum 16 years of age

Recommended entry requirements

  • Have experience in use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

Limitations to entry

  • Have the ability to read and interpret a farm chemical label

Online requirement


Course Cost

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee-paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) N/A N/A $406.00
Materials fee (GST incl) $65.00 $65.00 $0.00
Total $65.00 $65.00 $406.00

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases


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