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Western Australia Legislation

Western Australia Legislation


All persons who apply pesticides for reward are required under the Health (Pesticides) Regulations 2011 to hold a current licence with the Department of Health and the prescribed units of competence will vary according to industry type. ChemCert provides several nationally recognised units which can be applied. 

Industry Requirements:

Lawn & Garden, Landscaping, Bushland & Mine Site Rehabilitation 

Completion of the competencies listed below is only for limited pesticides applications where small portable hand held operated sprayers (knapsack/back pack) are used to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests:

  • AHCPMG301 - Control Weeds,
  • AHCCHM303 - Prepare and Apply Chemicals, and
  • AHCCHM304 - Transport and Store Chemicals

Note: Applicants who possess qualifications equivalent to the above listed competencies may be granted an exemption from completing further training.

Crops & Pastures, Forestry, Pest & Weed Control Non-Cropping Situations & Turf Management

To obtain a licence with the above endorsements the following minimum competencies must be successfully completed:

  • AHCCHM303 - Prepare and Apply Chemicals,
  • AHCCHM304 - Transport and Store Chemicals,
  • AHCPMG301 - Control Weeds,
  • AHCPMG302 - Control Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders,
  • AHCCHM401 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals, and
  • AHCCHM402 - Plan and Implement a Chemical Use Program

These competencies are required to be completed where mechanical equipment is used to apply pesticides. Examples include boom spraying equipment including quad-bike mounted or air blast equipment.

For more state-specific information contact  Department of Health (WA) 

Ph: (08) 9388-4864 or (08) 9388-4999 Fax: (08) 9382-0770

Email: Website:  


For general information, please refer to your local state authorities websites:

Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia – WA

Department of Health – WA – Pesticide Licence 

Last Updated March 2018.