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Statement of Attainment training in Chemical Application - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]


This program covers the preparation and application of liquid chemical mixes and/or granular products for control or weeds, pests and disease across a range of industry sectors. It also covers safe transport, handling and storage of liquid and dry chemical formulations.
This training program achieves two units of competency from the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416).

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - training in Chemical Application - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]
Program No: SA-BE55
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 Day workshops, plus completion of workplace activities and a project recorded in SMARTtrain workbook.
Cost Info: Total approx. cost for the program is $300.00. You will also need to purchase the SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3) Assessment Guide and Reference Manual (cost approx $100)

Fees are charged each semester based on individual subject costs as indicated below. Service and Amenities fee does not apply to this program. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance
Indicative Cost: $300
Likely Job Outcome: Chemical applicator for horticultural industry.
Enrolment Type: Skills Training

Additional Information

This program meets the requirements for formal training in pesticide application within NSW. On successful completion of the program you will be eligible to apply for the Nationally recognised SMARTtrain certification that is valid for 5 years.

Within the ACT, if you complete the Training Program in Weed Identification and the Training Program in Chemical Application - SMARTtrain (Level 3) you will meet the level of training required to gain local government weed control contracts.

You will need to purchase the SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3) Assessment Guide and Reference Manual (cost approx $100) and you need to wear clothing suitable for manual outdoor work.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10 (early in your program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program).

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 2 subjects

  • AHCCHM304   Transport and store chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT644
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors.
      This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM303   Prepare and apply chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT643
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals and defines the standard required to: assess the need for chemical use: comply with safety, chemical label and MSDS requirements; prepare an application/spray plan; prepare and apply chemicals; calibrate application equipment and maintain chemical records.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31316
Certificate III Landscape Construction AHC30916
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31016
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher - SMARTtrain (Level 3) [extract from AHC31416]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email