ACDC – Agricultural Chemical Distribution Control Training

Unit Codes & Titles

AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals


2 days (16 hours) face to face

+ pre course learning

Corporate Course Fee

$3,590 for up to 10 participants

Public Course Fee

$495 per person

Public Course Dates (Sunshine Coast)

March: 19 & 20

April: 16 & 17

May: 14 & 15

Public Course Dates (Brisbane)

March: 19 & 20

April: 16 & 17

May: 14 & 15

Public Course Dates (Gladstone)

April: Upon enquiry

May: Upon enquiry

ACDC – Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control includes the theoretical and practical components of three (3) units of competency chosen by the Department of Primary industries to meet skills and knowledge required to be able to apply to hold an ACDC unrestricted Licence.

This course consists of three (3) units of competency that make up the skill group including:

  • Safe Transport & Storage
  • Determining weather conditions suitable for spraying
  • Understanding chemical application issues
  • Equipment calibration techniques
  • Knowledge to limit spray drift
  • Managing chemical residues
  • Risk assessments & hazard control forms
  • Self-audit & compliance checklists
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Conduct a site hazard identification and risk control assessment
  • Identify a range of weeds and beneficial organisms
  • Apply a range of weed control methods and maintain records

Link Resources will provide each participant with the ACDC license application form upon completion of this training.

ACDC is suitable for those who are currently distributing chemicals in the agriculture and/or horticulture industries. This training course is also suitable for those who are interested in entering the agriculture, horticulture or primary industries.

Students are required to complete Pre Course Learning for these Units of Competency.

Upon booking students will receive an email Booking Confirmation with the Student Manual and Pre Course Questionnaire attached. The student shall read the Student Manual and complete the Pre Course Questionnaire prior to the course commencement. These Pre Course Questionnaires will be reviewed by the Trainer / Assessor upon commencement of training.

Face to face training and assessment is conducted at one of Link Resources Training purpose built training facilities. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there a suitable infrastructure and industry training facilities.


Link Resources Training Facilities

9 Tandem Av,

Warana QLD 4575

4/31 Henry St,

Loganholme QLD 4129

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Link Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO 45483).

Please see the Link Resources Payments, Cancellations and Refund Policy below in Student Information for all details on Payments for your course.

Payment can be made via direct bank transfer, eftpos, cash or cheque. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email [email protected] or call 0730365249.

Upon confirming a booking, candidate’s will be sent a ‘Booking Confirmation’ via e-mail that contains a booking form and LLN pre-assessment.

All candidates must be literate in the English Language (no interpreters allowed).

Due to the physical performance requirements of course, all candidates are required to have the physical capability to wear a 10L or more backpack and spray weeds.

Special client needs will be identified through initial contact with reception staff, receipt of application materials, and orientation events prior to the commencement of training and or assessment.

No pre-requisites exist for these Units of Competency.

Training & Education Pathways: After achieving these units of competency students may undertake a range of associated agriculture, horticulture or conservation / land management units and qualifications.

Employment Pathways: After achieving these units of competency students may seek employment in agriculture, horticulture or primary industry.


Registered Training Organisation

This course and all related training and assessment services are delivered by Link Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO Provider Number 45483).

Student Information

See Link Resources Student Handbook
See Link Resources Payments, Cancellations and Refund Policy
See Link Resources Complaints or Appeals Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of a persons current skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience.

Credit Transfer (CT) is the granting of credit to an individual for units of competency / modules previous completed.

Please email [email protected] or call 0730365249 for a RPL Application Form and RPL Kit or Credit Transfer Application Form.

Equipment & PPE requirements

Link Resources supply all equipment necessary for all students to undertake training and encourage students to bring along their own relevant equipment, procedures and other information.

For our public courses at our purpose built training facilities trainees must wear suitable clothing (t-shirt, pants and closed in footwear as a minimum).

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