In Victoria, you need to have a licence to use agricultural chemicals. Moreover, under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, anyone who uses hazardous chemicals must have the relevant training. See below for more information:
Commercial Operator Licence
In Victoria, Agriculture Victoria administers the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992. Accordingly, a Commercial Operator Licence is required by people who use agricultural chemicals on another person’s property, crop, or commodity for a fee. This licence includes all ground-based spraying, spreading, or dispersing of agricultural chemicals. It excludes arial spraying.
An Agricultural Chemical Commercial Operator Licence authorises the use of chemicals for agricultural or horticultural purposes.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE TWO UNITS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A COMMERCIAL OPERATOR LICENCE (AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS) IN VICTORIA
Agricultural Chemical Users Permit
In Victoria, you need to have an Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) to use agricultural chemical products that contain atrazine, metham sodium or ester formulations of 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, MCPA or triclopyr. You also need a licence to use anything registered as a Schedule 7 Dangerous Poison.
Standard Agricultural Chemical User Permits are issued for 10 years and no further training is required during this period.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE TWO UNITS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR AN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL USERS PERMIT IN VICTORIA
Further information can be obtained from: https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/farm-management/chemicals/licences-and-permits/commercial-operator-licence-for-contractors
To apply for your Commercial Operator Licence, click here: https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0008/537038/Application-for-a-commercial-operator-licence.docx