Northern Territory cattle stations chemical course

NT Cattle Industry AusChem Online

$498 per person

This course is for cattle producers in the Northern Territory Cattle industry. Station workers that use agricultural chemicals like 1080 Doggone dry baits, wet baits and ‘pour-ons’ for tick control in live export.  The pests are wild dogs, pigs, cattle tick and weeds.  This course will prepare NT pastoralist and station workers to use chemicals for the NT cattle industry.  100% based on the Northern Territory live export and cattle industry.

You can do this course for $10 if you meet the criteria.  Go to Cattle Station Chemical Course Funded

You do not need to be a IT guru, the learning materials, books, tests are provided to you via the online website AusChem Online the system is designed to be user friendly and easy to drive.

The "AusChem" has a five (5) year life and is a requirement for the following authorisations from NT Government:

  • Schedule 7 Chemical Authorisation
  • 1080 Bait Injector Authorisation
  • PAMA - Pest Animal Management Authorisation

Units of Competencies are: AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases and AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals.

This is not the 1080 Supplementary course (AHCPMG309) or the 1080 bait injector course.

NT Cattle Industry AusChem Online

This course is nationally recognised throughout Australia

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This course will be run on the following dates.

September - November 2021
12 Places Available

About the course

Online Training:

  • Reading materials, slides, videos and websites are provided to you via the online website AusChem Online and you can contact the trainer by email anytime.
  • You do not have to download or upload or save documents.  No special software or readers.
  • You can do this course in your own time.
  • Each section to be completed prior to moving onto another section starting at Instructions followed by section 1, 2 etc. working through the information and knowledge.
  • The online course will take about 10 - 12 hours at own pace and you have up to eight (8) weeks to complete the course.
  • You must have access to spray equipment and PPE to undertake the practical test.  Online tests are open book.
  • The AusChem National AgVet Chemical User book is posted to you therefore you have the "paper copy" as well.

You must have the following skills and computer software & hardware:

  • Read English and have a high school year ten (10) level of mathematics.
  • Computer knowledge, skills and email, Smartphone or digital camera to make video and email to the trainer.
  • Internet access, PC or laptop, Web browsers to navigate pages and websites.

The assessment is a combination of theory and practical:

  • Online tests - true/false and multiple choice.
  • Phone call verbal test - random questions.
  • Practical test video - you must make a video of your self mixing chemical and spraying.

Practical Test - Video

Demonstration of skills will be assessed by a video where you demonstrate the skills in your workplace. In the video you must read the chemical label, mix the chemical, wear the correct PPE, apply the chemical to weeds or pests.  The video must identify the student and is emailed or texted to the trainer.  Watch the video - example

You can transfer to a face to face course at any time, however you will incur an extra charge of $200.  You will have to travel to Darwin for this course.  Go to Darwin Chemical Course Dates

What will I learn?

  • Chemical labels - Doggone, Bayticol, Piggout, Dogabait
  • Withholding periods, ESLs
  • Tick resistance
  • Dangerous goods
  • Mixing rates
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Storage & transportation
  • Safety data sheet (SDS) 1080 concentrate
  • Residue problems
  • Northern Territory Legislation
  • Schedule 7 authorisations
  • 1080 products & PAPP
  • Pest Animal Management Authorisation (PAMA)
  • Duty of care
  • Work health and safety
  • Calibration of equipment
  • Signs & notifications
  • Chemical spills
  • Clean up and disposal
  • Off target damage
  • Vertebrae pest - feral pigs, wild dogs
  • Pests - cattle ticks, weeds, mimosa, hyptis, parkinsonia

Units of Competencies are: AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases and AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals.