ACDC CHEMICAL LICENCE TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION
- Businesses with more than 5 participants
February 28, 2019 - January 31, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- May 2020
February 23, 2020 - May 31, 2020
10:25 am - 11:30 am
- June 2020
March 4, 2020 - June 30, 2020
6:25 pm - 3:30 pm
- July 2020
May 11, 2020 - July 31, 2020
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
A standard course includes pre-course assignments and one day face to face of training and assessment.
ACDC – Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control includes the theoretical and practical components of three (3) units of competency chosen by the Department of Primary industries to meet skills and knowledge required to be able to apply to hold an ACDC unrestricted Licence.
This course consists of three (3) units of competency that make up the skill group that includes;
- the skills and knowledge to identify and apply and reporting control weeds methods;
- hazard and risk management;
- prepare, apply and safely use chemicals;
- MSDS use;
- chemical records;
- and spray plans;
- transportation, chemical management, and storage.
Students will be required to complete the course using the English language, both spoken and written. Students who are wishing to seek an ACDC license must have sufficient LL&N skills to read and comprehend chemical labels/MSDS to gain adequate knowledge of the chemicals they will be using, and individual requirements for the target species they will be spraying.
Units of competency:
- AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
- AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
- AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a ‘Statement of Attainment’ certifying competence of the above units. To obtain an ‘ACDC licence’, a person makes an application to Biosecurity Queensland previously known as part of Department of Primary Industries (DPI) online or on the approved application form and forwards that to the DPI with a certified copy of the accredited qualification and the appropriate licence fee. Your Commercial Operator’s Licence for ground distribution of herbicides will be posted to you by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information visit https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/biosecurity
ACDC training and assessment is conducted at the LT Training Nambour and Brisbane facilities. Upon arrangement, training and courses can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable industry training facilities.
Remote clients could do this course online. The cost will be $459 for online provided the client can provide sufficient third party evidence and no travel is needed. If travel and accommodation are required for practical assessment the following requirements must be adhered to: Minimum of four persons completed all theory assessments successfully before practical assessment. If the minimum numbers cannot be met a day rate can be negotiated. It will be up to the assessor to determine if a practical assessment is needed after evaluating evidence supplied.
Our facilities are at the PCYC Youth Avenue, Nambour, Sunshine Coast
Biga Training Centre, 300 South Pine Road, Brendale, North Brisbane
PCYC Carindale, 27 Narracott St, Carina South Brisbane – suspended during COVID-19 rules.
Please contact us to discuss different time frames and minimum numbers.
LT Training does not offer RPL for the ACDC course.
Full payment for the course must be made at the time of booking. For billing information including who to write a cheque to please contact LT Training.
All training aids and safety equipment are provided for use as required. Maximum student numbers are eight depending on the facilities.
The main aim of licensing commercial operators is to promote responsible chemical use. By satisfying the competencies of the licence qualification, commercial operators have shown that, among other things, they know the equipment and herbicides that they will be using and the effects that weather conditions may have on a chemical application.
Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our Student Handbook which contains loads of information for our students including our policies and terms and conditions. The handbook is available on the bottom right-hand link of this page. If you have any questions at all, we are happy to help.