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Certificate of Competency - Tasmania


You will need to hold a certificate of competency If you intend to apply agricultural chemical products for a commercial spraying business.

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, etc, 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, etc).
  • Methyl Bromide / Phosphine User - application of fumigants (glasshouses, quarantine, etc).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to satisfy the training requirements.


Up to five years unless cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is on the attached form.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Training Requirements (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

Approval time

30 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment


Agvet Chemicals

Contact details

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