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AHCSS00074 Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Free TAFE Agriculture

Next intake September 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
Duration Part-time: 2 Days

Course description

This Official Skill Set is for students to develop the skills and knowledge required to transport, prepare and apply chemicals to control weeds, pests and diseases.

This two-day intensive course covers theory and practical demonstration in chemicals related to the workplace and particular environments. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for an Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) from Agriculture Victoria. 

This course also provides a pathway to complete the 1080 Pest Animal Bait course

Successfully completing this course will enhance your employment opportunities in horticulture and environmental industries and may give you credit towards qualifications in horticulture and turf management at a certificate level.

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 September
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2024
Close: 19 Sep 2024 
Class DayStart: 23 Sep 2024
Mon & Tues 8am - 5pm
Part-time: 2 Days  Apply  


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

    • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

    Pre-training review

    Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

    Selection mode

    Core Code Hours
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest weeds and diseases AHCCHM307 70
    Transport and store chemicals AHCCHM304 50


    Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

    Assessment is based on:

    • Exam
    • Written assessments
    • Hand on learning 

    This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

    Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

    FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
    Concession Tuition AUD $0.11 per hour 120 AUD $13.00 AUD $1,470.00
    Standard Tuition AUD $0.55 per hour 120 AUD $66.00 AUD $1,470.00
    Full Fee Tuition AUD $14.00 per hour 120 AUD $1,680.00

    Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

    Resources AUD $65.00
    Education Levy AUD $18.00


    All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

    Which fee will I pay?

    Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

    Fee help and student loans

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
    The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

    Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

    Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

    Date published: 23/07/2024 8:01:03 AM