Chemical Accreditation (AQF-3)

Provided by: ChemCert

Chemical Accreditation (AQF-3)

Also known as “Chemical Handling Certificate” or “Chemical ticket,” this course focuses on upskilling chemical users on the industry’s best practice methods and national standards. 

About the Course

Participants are provided with practical advice covering industry’s updates, local resistance and spraying issues to minimise chemical costs, limit spray drift and improve spraying outcomes. 

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the potential hazards and risks associated with pesticide use and to provide practical information with regards to safe chemical handling and application. In addition, this course introduces pesticide users to the principles of calibration. Participants will be expected to calibrate a piece of handheld equipment such as a knapsack, drench gun or injectable.

Initial and refresher students

If you have a current and valid AQF3 accreditation from ChemCert or another training organisation or if your accreditation expired less than 6 months ago, you are considered to be a refresher student.

If you have completed your previous AQF3 with another training company, you will need to bring along your card or statement of attainment to show the trainer on the day of the course.

If this is the first time you are doing the AQF3 Chemical Accreditation course or your accreditation has exceeded the 6 months of expiration, you are considered to be an initial student.

Units Achieved

The ChemCert AQF3 Accreditation includes the two units:

  • AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals
  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and Apply Chemicals to Control Pest, Weeds and Diseases.

It is nationally recognised for five years and enables the holder to legally use restricted chemicals unsupervised.

Topics Covered

  • Safe Transport & Storage
  • Understanding chemical application issue
  • Knowledge to limit spray drift
  • Risk assessments and hazard control forms
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Determining weather conditions suitable for spraying
  • Equipment calibration techniques
  • Managing chemical residues
  • Self-audit & compliance checklists
  • Record keeping requirements


Over 16 years old and have at least yr10 level English reading level.

Workplace and Equipment requirements

Students must read the ChemCert Student Handbook and agree to the policies. Please click HERE to see the online course requirements.


Training Location

Online – Australia wide
NSW, QLD, SA, VIC – Face-to-face

Delivery Methods and timing

Face-to-face – approximately 10hours total (including pre and post course work)
Online – approximately 10hours total (maximum 2months to complete the course)


Online (Accreditation or Re-accreditation) – $350
Face-to-face (Initial Accreditation) – $350
Face-to-face (Re-Accreditation) – $275

ChemCert Training Group

ChemCert is a registered training organisation (RTO 90855) and is an industry based non-profit organization established in 1999. As the peak accreditation body, ChemCert works with all industry sectors throughout Australia for the training, up-skilling and industry accreditation for users of Agricultural and Veterinary chemicals.

Phone: 02 9439 7910
Free call: 1800 444 228
RTO: 90855

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