Certificate of Competency - Agricultural Chemical Products - Tasmania

Service summary

If you intend to apply agricultural chemical products for a commercial spraying business, you must hold a certificate of competency that is relevant to the type of work you do.

Certificates of competency may be issued to operators who have completed recognised accredited training in the use of agricultural chemicals. Dependent on the training completed, the certificate issued will specify the type of spraying permitted.

The types of certificates that may be issued are:

  • category 1: Hand held equipment, small volumes (under 2 litres or 2 kilograms per year) of herbicide concentrate registered for home garden use
  • category 2: Hand held equipment, larger volumes of herbicides, insecticides, and application of vertebrate pest poisons
  • category 3: Motorised application equipment (for example, boom spray, air blast)
  • pest management technician: pest control in and around buildings (rodents, ants, wasps)
  • methyl bromide / phosphine user: Application of fumigants (glasshouses, quarantine).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

5 years

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$15.50

Category 1 chemical user certificate of competency.

Licence$15.50Category 1 chemical user certificate of competency
Licence$62.00

Categories 2 and 3 chemical user certificate of competency.

Application$77.50Pest management technician certificate of competency.
Licence$77.50

Pest management technician certificate of competency.

Application$31.00Methyl bromide or phosphine user certificate of competency.
Licence$31.00

Methyl bromide or phosphine user certificate of competency.

RenewApplication$62.00

Categories 2 and 3 chemical user certificate of competency.

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Agriculture
Agvet Chemicals

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Licence Coordinator
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Agriculture
Agvet Chemicals


Operating address:
165 Westbury Road
Prospect, Tasmania 7250

Phone:

03 6777 2118
Maria.Hawksley@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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