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New South Wales Legislation


Under the NSW Pesticides Act 1999 anyone who uses pesticides in his job or business must be trained and reaccredited every 5 years.
The term pesticides includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, baits, lures and rodenticides (rat poison).

Also, under the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011, anyone who uses hazardous chemicals must be trained.

ChemCert AQF 3 Accreditation enables participants to use, purchase and spray restricted chemicals and pesticides unsupervised and it is recognised by the Office of Environment and Heritage as meeting the training requirements of the NSW Pesticides Act 1999.

Useful links 


Department of Primary Industries – NSW