You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business which involves the ground application of agricultural chemicals (e.g. herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, vermin destroyers, avicides or fumigants) or provides any agricultural spraying for fee or reward. This permit covers the use of an approved chemical product, fertiliser or stock food, or a prescribed class of chemical products, fertiliser or stock food.
There are four types of COL endorsements, each with different training requirements:
- agricultural chemicals (other than vermin destroyers/avicides and fumigants)
- vermin (pest animal) destroyers and avicides
- copper chromium arsenic
A licence can have any one or all of the endorsements, provided the relevant training requirement is completed.