Ag Vet (Farm Chemical) Accreditation has been around since the 80s. ChemCert was the original body set up to deliver chemical accreditation to farmers in each state. For example, in Queensland, it was run from Gatton College. The program was extremely successful with over 200,000 individuals participating in the training.
When qualifications were standardised nationally, and Registered Training Organisations were set up to deliver the competency-based training, bodies other than ChemCert began providing chemical training. Our Principal, Stephen Duff was a prolific ChemCert Training Queensland Trainer/Assessor and has continued to provide this service delivering countless chemical accreditation courses.
Who needs it?
It is a requirement for Rural Industry Quality Assurance Programs such as Freshcare, Cattlecare, Flockcare, Graincare, Livestock Production Assurance and the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme. In Queensland, it is a requirement to purchase Endosulfan, and due to Great Barrier Reef Protection Legislation, cattle and cane farmers in the Mackay Whitsunday area, Burdekin Catchment and Wet Tropics also require chemical accreditation to use Diuron, Atrazine, Ametryn, Hexazinone and Tebuthiuron.
Many producers also keep their accreditation up to date to keep abreast of industry changes, to comply with Workplace Health & Safety Legislation and protect themselves in the event of Public Liability issues arising.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE THREE UNITS REQUIRED FOR RURAL INDUSTRY QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA
(Ag Vet and ACDC Courses can be run in conjunction as they cover the same ‘Competency Units)
A small animal component is simply added at the end of the course for those participants with farm animals.