In South Australia, you need to have a licence to spray chemicals on land you do not own for a fee. Moreover, under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, anyone who uses hazardous chemicals must have the relevant training. See below for more information:
Pest Management Technician Licence
In South Australia, SA Health administers Controlled Substances (Pesticides) Regulations 2003 and the Controlled Substances Act 1984. Accordingly, individuals who spray weeds for a fee must hold a Pest Management Technician’s Licence (endorsed for ‘Control of Weeds’). You must also get a licence to own a spray application business.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE THREE UNITS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN LICENCE (CONTROL OF WEEDS) AND A BUSINESS LICENCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE ALSO COVERS THE TWO UNITS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A LIMITED PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN LICENCE (CONTROL OF WEEDS & PESTS, VITICULTURE, VERTIBRATES)
Schedule 7 Dangerous Poisons and Group I Herbicides
In South Australia, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) limits use of Group I herbicides to individuals who hold a current statement of attainment for the competency unit AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals. This unit, along with AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals, is also required to purchase and apply Schedule 7 Dangerous Poisons. Our course covers both units.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE TWO UNITS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE AND APPLY SCHEDULE 7 DANGEROUS POISONS AND GROUP I HERBICIDES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Further information can be obtained from: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/business-and-trade/licensing/building-and-trades/pest-control-licence
To apply for your Pest Management Technician’s Licence (Individual) click here: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/2c83df00406531c9aac5bfa05d853418/2021+-+Applic+-+Pest+Technician+%2B+Photo+ID.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-2c83df00406531c9aac5bfa05d853418-nwM9lGv
To apply for your Pest Controller’s Licence (Business), click here: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/227d988040652f9daa94bfa05d853418/2021+-+Applic+-+Pest+Controller.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-227d988040652f9daa94bfa05d853418-nwJU7oF