Certificate of Competency - Agricultural Chemical Products - Tasmania


If you work for a commercial spraying business and will apply agricultural chemical products, 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).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is on the attached form.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Training and Accreditation (Opens in new window)

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

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment


Agvet Chemicals

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licence Coordinator

Agvet Chemicals


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 165 Westbury Road
Prospect, Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2118
Fax: 03 6343 2833
Email: Maria.Hawksley@dpipwe.tas.gov.au