Welcome to AgForce Training’s Chemical Accreditation



Achieve Your Chemical Accreditation with AgForce Training

Are you involved in the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in your workplace? Whether you’re a farmer, producer, groundskeeper, contract sprayer, or work in rural pest management, our accredited Chemical Training course is designed to help you meet your legal obligations and ensure safe, effective chemical use.

What You Will Receive

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded:

Statement of Attainment for the following units:

    • AHCCHM307: Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds, and diseases
    • AHCCHM304: Transport and store chemicals AgForce Training Chem Card, which meets the requirements for applying for a Commercial Operator Licence. You can apply for your licence here.

Is This Training Right for You?

Our Chemical Accreditation course is ideal for anyone using agricultural and veterinary chemicals in their job, including:

  • Large and small landholders
  • Farmers and producers
  • Grounds and maintenance staff
  • Contract sprayers
  • Landcare and NRM staff
  • Greenkeepers
  • Rural pest management staff
  • Vegetable growers
  • Poultry farmers
  • Orchardists

No matter your level of experience, this course will help you understand the safe transport, handling, storage, and application of chemicals.

Course Overview

Our one-day workshop emphasizes the safe use of chemicals, ensuring you meet all legal obligations and work safely and economically with chemicals. Key components of the course include:

  • AHCCHM307: Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds, and diseases
  • AHCCHM304: Transport and store chemicals

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have learned:

  • Legislation and licensing requirements
  • Hazard identification and risk assessments
  • Understanding labels and safety data sheets
  • The Globally Harmonised System: Australian Dangerous Goods
  • Integrated pest management techniques
  • Understanding pesticide and toxin hazards and toxicity (LD50/LC50)
  • Proper chemical transport, storage, disposal, and record-keeping
  • Handling, mixing, and applying chemicals safely using personal protective equipment
  • Managing spray drift and weather conditions (Delta T)
  • Equipment use and calibration

Course Delivery

Our hands-on, face-to-face workshops ensure you gain practical experience and knowledge.


  • Written Assessments: Evaluate your understanding of course material.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Course Structure and Cost

  • Cost: $440 (AgForce members: $400)
  • Delivery: In-person workshops conducted by experienced trainers.
  • Materials: Up-to-date Learner Resource manual and Assessment Guide provided.

How to Register

  1. Download and Complete: Fill out the registration form with payment details.
  2. Receive Confirmation: AgForce Training will confirm your enrolment and provide details on what to wear and the course schedule.
  3. Attend Training: Participate in the one-day workshop, complete assessments, and practical demonstrations.

After successful completion, you will receive your Statement of Attainment and AgForce Training Chem Card by mail.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are available as per the dates and locations listed on our website or can be arranged for groups of 8 or more participants. For customized workshop arrangements at your business or local area, contact AgForce Training at (07) 32494708.

Advanced Accreditation Course

For those seeking advanced knowledge in weed control, we offer an extended course that includes:

  • AHCCHM307: Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds, and diseases
  • AHCCHM304: Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCPMG301: Control weeds

This advanced course is particularly beneficial for enterprises within reef catchment areas.

  • Cost: $490 (AgForce members: $460)
  • Pre-Workshop Preparation Required: Some prior experience needed.

Join AgForce Training and ensure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle chemicals safely and effectively. Register today and take the first step towards your chemical accreditation.

Unearthing the Roots: Response Group’s Journey

Three decades of pioneering in leadership training have not only defined Response Group’s identity but also its mission.

The evolution from a company focused on fixing immediate organisational issues to one that embeds deep-rooted leadership principles across various industries is a story of growth and adaptation.

This journey has shown that effective leadership is not bound by the confines of industry walls; it’s universal. Response Group’s transition into agriculture underscores a belief that the principles of leadership and management are as applicable on the farm as they are in the corporate office.

Their legacy, built on enhancing organisational culture and structure, now promises to inject a new vitality into the agricultural sector.

The Growth Plan: Tailored Leadership Training for Agriculture

Acknowledging the unique dynamics of the agricultural industry, the Response Group – AgForce partnership offers an array of training programs meticulously designed to resonate with the day-to-day realities and challenges faced by farmers and agricultural managers.

These programs range from comprehensive accredited courses that lay a solid foundation in leadership and management principles to flexible, short-term courses aimed at addressing specific needs and time constraints.

The curriculum is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about fostering practical skills and strategies that can be immediately applied to improve efficiency, team dynamics, and overall farm productivity.

This bespoke approach ensures that every participant can find value, whether they’re looking to refine their leadership style or navigate the complexities of agricultural management with greater confidence.

Tilling New Ground: Applying Corporate Wisdom to the Fields

The essence of our training philosophy lies in the conviction that the fundamentals of effective leadership transcend the boundaries of industry. Drawing from proven corporate leadership frameworks, our programs distil these principles into practical, actionable strategies tailored for the agricultural context.

This adaptation does not dilute the potency of these frameworks; instead, it enriches them, making them accessible and relevant to the farming community.

Whether it’s enhancing team collaboration, streamlining farm operations, or fostering a culture of innovation and resilience, the training equips agricultural leaders with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing industry landscape.

Harvesting Success: Real Stories from the Fields

The true measure of our programs’ impact is found in the fields, barns, and communities where our participants put their new skills to the test.

These narratives cover a spectrum of successes, from small family-owned farms achieving unprecedented efficiency to large-scale operations enhancing employee retention and satisfaction.

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Cultivating Tomorrow: Why This Matters for You

In an industry as dynamic and challenging as agriculture, being equipped with the right leadership and management skills is not optional—it’s essential.

This training is more than an investment in personal or professional development; it’s an investment in the future of your farm and the agricultural industry at large.

By honing your ability to lead effectively, manage resources efficiently, and create a positive and productive work environment, you’re laying the groundwork for long-term success and sustainability.

Whether you’re looking to step into a leadership role, enhance your team’s performance, or simply navigate the complexities of modern farming with greater ease, this training offers the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to achieve your goals.

A Seed Well Sown: Your Next Steps

As you consider the path forward, imagine the possibilities that lie ahead with enhanced leadership and management skills. The journey to becoming a more effective agricultural leader begins with a single step: choosing to invest in your growth and the growth of your operation.

Whether you’re drawn to a comprehensive course that offers a deep dive into leadership principles or a short, targeted program that addresses specific areas of need, there’s a place for you in this training initiative.

By taking this step, you’re not just planting a seed of personal and professional development; you’re nurturing the growth of a more innovative, resilient, and successful agricultural future.

Wrapping It Up: Your Invitation to Grow

This is more than a collection of words and pictures; it’s an invitation to embark on a transformative journey. In the ever-evolving world of agriculture, where challenges and opportunities abound, the role of effective leadership and management cannot be overstated.

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Chemical Accreditation 31 July 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm AgForce Training 6 $490.00
Chemical Accreditation 31 August 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm AgForce Training 9 $490.00