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Control Weeds

Control Weeds

Course Program

The Control Weeds program has been developed in response to demand from workers in agriculture, horticulture and land management who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations. The course explains how to combine cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment.

Completion of Control Weeds, along with a ChemCert AQF3 Chemical Accreditation course, is required to obtain an ACDC licence in Queensland.

Topics Covered

Identify a range of weeds and beneficial organisms Plan and coordinate weed control activities
Prepare and calibrate equipment Conduct a site hazard identification and risk control assessment
Apply a range of weed control methods and maintain records Monitor, record and report the effectiveness of controls


  • Workers in agriculture and horticulture
  • Land management-based enterprises

Units Obtained

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Online Course

The Control Weeds course is available either via online or paper correspondence.
Students will be enrolled into the online option unless a preference for the paper correspondence is communicated either by email to or via phone 02 9439 7910.
For the online option most of the course can be accessed on a tablet or smartphone, but a computer is the recommended option.
Your standard carrier data charges apply when not using wifi connection

Approximately 6 hours to complete (depending on student's prior knowledge and skills).

Up to 2 Months to complete the course from enrolment commencement


Requires students to have attained the AQF3 units AHCCHM303A Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and Store Chemicals or AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals or AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals and AHCCHM307 Prepare and Apply Chemicals to Control Pest, Weeds and Diseases. 

You will also need access to 6 weeds which you can collect

Students MUST read the Student Handbook and agree to the ChemCert E-Learning Policies 

Age / Learning Requirements

We require all students to be a minimum of 16 years old and to have a reading level of a year 10 student. If you are unsure of your ability to complete the course we recommend completing our Learning, Literacy and Numeracy Quiz (click here to begin)


Practical Demonstration Requirements

There are is a practical demonstration required to complete this course.
Please click on the following link to find out more.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Please click on the following link to find out about the extensive requirements.


Std data charges apply when not using wifi.

Students 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 $195
Available Add-ons
AQF3 Chemical Accreditation (Online or Initial Face to Face)
$275 $350
AQF3 Chemical Accreditation (Refresher Face to Face)
$200 $275
The trainer's assistance has been great and extremely prompt. The service I have received has been second to none. Adam AQF3 - Online Course
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