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Learn about weed control, preparing and applying chemicals, as well as storing and handling chemicals. This course will allow a person to apply and pay for a commercial operators ticket through their local office of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

The ACDC licence is required for people who are spraying herbicides using powered equipment on land that is not their own or owned by immediate family.
The ACDC 3 day workshop (chemical safety) consists of three competencies and the DPI is responsible for issuing the licence.

Areas of study include:

  • Chemical handling, application & preparation
  • Transportation of chemicals
  • Weed control

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Key dates and info


Course details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Safety boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs)
  • Shirts with sleeves (no singlets)
  • Pens
  • Note pads


Delivered over 3 full days from 8am - 5pm

Important Information

Under the Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 (ACDC Act) if you use ground equipment to apply herbicides you may require a commercial operator's licence issued by Bio-security Queensland.  To find out if you are required to obtain this licence please refer to the Queensland Government 'Business and industry portal' for the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries:


AHCPMG301 Control weeds Core
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Core
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


Statement of Attainment from AHC30716

Please note: students will not receive a full qualification at the completion of this course.

Job prospects

  • Farm or Station Worker
  • Horticultural Trades Workers

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 September 2017

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