Freecall Free Call ChemCert 1800 444 228

AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation

AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation

Course Description

AQF3 Chemical Accreditation course (also known as "Chemical Handling Certificate" or "Chemical ticket") focuses on upskilling chemical users on the industry’s best practice methods and national standards.

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 ChemCert AQF3 Accreditation includes the two units AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals. It is nationally recognised for five years and enables the holder to legally use restricted chemicals unsupervised.

Successful completion of the course allows participants to apply for the ACUP and/or COL in Victoria and/or ACDC in Queensland (for the latter the unit Control Weeds is also needed).

For specific State legislation see the dedicated section of the website.

Am I an Initial or Refresher Student?

If you have a current and valid AQF3 accreditation (AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals, or AHCCHM303A Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304A Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals) 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.

Course Outline

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 hand held equipment such as a knapsack, drench gun or injectable.

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


  • Council workers
  • Bush regeneration staffs
  • Horticulturalists
  • Farm owners
  • Spray Contractors
  • Pest Controllers
  • Ground Keepers
    (Schools, parks, sports & recreation)

Units achieved upon successful completion of course

AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

These units of competency are nationally recognised

Face to Face Course

One day face to face and hands-on course. Gain knowledge through sharing and discussing pesticides and spraying issues with an expert ChemCert trainer and classmates.
Time 1 day (8 hours) 8:30am - 4:30pm

(Plus 2 hours pre-course work for initial students)

Tea & Coffee provided.

Entry Requirements

We require all students to be a minimum of 16 years old and to have a reading level of a year 10 student. This is due to licensing requirements and also because the assessment requires a certain level of reading to interpret the chemical label.


Student has to bring pens, pencils, rubber & calculator.

Initial Accreditation  $350
Available Add-ons
Add Control Weeds (Online or Correspondence)
$120 $195
Add AQF4 Chemical Risk Management (Online or Correspondence)
$250 $399

Online Course

Complete the online course at your own pace. You can access it anytime and anywhere, but still get the support of an expert ChemCert trainer when you need it.

Approximately 10 hours, at student own pace (depending on student's prior knowledge and skills)

Up to 2 months to complete the course from enrolment commencement.

Entry Requirements
Refer to Student Handbook for comprehensive e-Learning Policies.

We require all students to be a minimum of 16 years old and to have a reading level of a year 10 student. This is due to licencing requirements and also because the assessment requires a certain level of reading to interpret the chemical label.

For additional requirements, click here

Std data charges apply when not using wifi.
You MUST provide a unique and valid email address
Online students will be processed ready for course login by COB if enrolled before 3pm EST.

Accreditation & Re-Accreditation $350 & $350
Available Add-ons
Add Control Weeds (Delivered Online)
$120 $195
Add AQF4 Chemical Risk Management (Delivered Online)
$250 $399

Face to Face Course Booking

Book a face to face AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation by either finding your location on the map below or filter through our course listing.

Find courses via the map
Find courses filter list:
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Albion Park, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Albury, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Altona, VIC
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Armidale, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Ayr, QLD
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bacchus Marsh, VIC
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Ballarat, VIC
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Ballina, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Balranald, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bathurst, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Batlow, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bega, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bendigo, VIC
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Berrigan, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bomaderry, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bombala, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Boorowa, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bordertown, SA
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bourke, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bowen, QLD
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Braidwood, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bright, VIC
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Brisbane, QLD
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Broken Hill, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation - Bundaberg, QLD
Not sure yet? Send an enquiry.

I found the course to be one of the best RTO training courses I have ever been on, great resources, great trainer and relevant information Bob AQF3 - Wagga Wagga Course, NSW
AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation Enquiry You are enquiring about: AQF-3 Chemical Accreditation
Face to Face Course
Online Course