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This Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) course includes the theoretical and practical components to meet the skills and knowledge required to be able to apply to hold an unrestricted commercial operator’s licence for using herbicides.

Participants will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Identifying, applying and reporting control weeds methods
  • Hazard and risk management
  • Preparing, applying and safely using chemicals
  • Calibration
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) use
  • Chemical records
  • Spray plans
  • Transportation, chemical management and storage

Training and assessment is conducted at Site Skills Training facilities. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable industry training facilities.


This course is suitable for those who are currently distributing chemicals in the agriculture and/or horticulture industries, or for those who are interested in entering these industries. Participants will be required to read and comprehend chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and carry out calculations for calibrations. A basic to moderate English language, literacy and numeracy skill level is required.

All participants are required to wear the following minimum PPE to enter our facilities:

  • Fully enclosed shoes (steel-capped boots preferred)
  • Long-sleeve shirt with high visibility
  • Long work pants

Additional PPE may be required depending on the course requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency will be issued:

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCPMG301 Control weeds

A licensing fee is payable to the relevant state or territory jurisdiction for those students wishing to apply for a commercial operator’s licence for using herbicides.

Mcdonald Goh
Mcdonald Goh
The trainers at site skills were very knowledgeable and worked with the guys that were finding it hard. We had Kurt and he was very hands on and took his time to explain and go through parts that seem difficult at first but got easier as we kept doing the revision. Top notch.
Chris Lawrence
Chris Lawrence
Friendly trainers and staff plenty of parking and easy to find. Smoko van pull up for smoko and lunch just outside the building.
Scott Bayntun
Scott Bayntun
Great facility and good trainers for the dogman course
Nigel Walton
Nigel Walton
Good course material, equipment & facilities. Great instructor. Thanks 😊

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South Brisbane Facility

460-492 Beaudesert Road,
Salisbury, QLD 4107

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

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North Brisbane Facility

97 Flinders Parade,
North Lakes QLD 4509

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

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Course Contacts

Paul Hodge

Business Development Manager

Gladstone Facility of Site Skills Training

Gladstone Facility

17-19 South Tree Drive,
South Trees, Gladstone QLD 4680

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

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Course Contacts

Tracey Campbell

Operations Manager - East