Details Price Qty
04 Feb Brendale North Brisbaneshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
16 Feb Arundel Gold Coastshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
25 Feb Nambour Sunshine Coastshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
04 Mar Brendale North Brisbaneshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
16 Mar Arundel Gold Coastshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
25 Mar Nambour Sunshine Coastshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  
More than 3 participants? Contact us to arrange a different dateshow details + $490.00 (AUD)  

  • Businesses with more than 5 participants
    February 28, 2019 - January 31, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Jan 21
    November 11, 2020 - January 31, 2021
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Feb 2021
    November 11, 2020 - February 28, 2021
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mar 21
    January 7, 2021 - March 31, 2021
    1:55 pm - 4:30 pm

The number one ACDC Chemical Licence Training for $490 on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Standard Course:

A standard course includes pre-course assignments and one day face to face training and assessment.

Overview of ACDC Chemical Licence Training:

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.
  • Calibration
  • SDS use
  • Chemical records
  • Spray plans
  • Transportation
  • Chemical management
  • Storage

General Information

If you intend to use ground equipment to distribute herbicides on land that you or a close relative do not own, the Queensland government (Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)) requires you to have a Comercial Operators licence under the ACDC Act. However, in some local authorities (mostly western QLD) in Queensland, the ACDC Act does not apply but most individuals are licensed commercial operators to comply with public liability and workplace health and safety issues.

ACDC chemical licence hazard zone map on Queensland

Hazard Zones

Hazard Zone 1: This area comprises the total area administered by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Hazard Zone 2: Broadly, this area consists of the Darling Downs and adjacent areas.

Hazard Zone 3: Broadly, this area consists of a substantial area surrounding the town of Emerald. For a map of these Click Here




Students will be required to complete the course using the English language, both spoken and written. Students who are wishing to seek an ACDC chemical licence 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 for ACDC Licence:

  • AHCPMG301  Control Weeds
  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals

Outcomes of your ACDC Licence:

On successful completion of ACDC Chemical Licence, 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 emailed to you by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information visit 

Course Delivery:

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 give 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

NBSO, Unit 3, 22 Strathwyn Street, Brendale, North Brisbane

GCESS Training Centre, 5 Byth street, Arundel, Gold Coast (Allied Drive Community Reserve)

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 Chemical Licence course.

Payment Option:

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.

Further Information on ACDC Licence:

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.

The ACDC Licence is also included in Certificate III in Parks and Gardens and Certificate III in Production Horticulture.