Weed & Seed


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Weed & Seed


AHCBIO203 - Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity


4 hours face to face


Available on Request


$550 per person


In all our locations!

Weed and Seed Certification Training Course Overview

This Weed and Seed / inspection course covers the skills and knowledge required to inspect and clean machinery or material that may contribute to the spread of weeds, pests or diseases.

It is carried out under routine supervision within enterprise guidelines and training will include the examination of different areas on machinery and equipment, record and issues that pose a risk dispose of waste and infected material or weeds.

This training will include however is not limited to the below:

  • Select the equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and location of site for cleaning
  • Prepare to inspect and clean machinery and vehicles
  • Apply safe work practices in the context of own work
  • Dispose of waste materials
  • Record cleaning history and inspection results
  • Types of contamination
  • Ways in which weeds, pests and soil borne diseases can be spread by machinery and equipment
  • Cleaning techniques appropriate to machinery, vehicles and types of contaminant
  • Safe work practices associated with inspecting and cleaning machinery
  • Methods of disposing of solid and liquid waste
  • Procedures for completing forms and delivery of reports.

Target Audience

The course applies to individuals responsible for the inspection and cleaning of machinery that is being moved from one location to another to ensure that soil borne pathogens and weeds are not relocated to new sites. This course is also suitable for those who wish to work as inspectors of plant and machinery with regards to weed and seed.

While some students may have completed this (or a superseded) unit in the past and require a refresher; the target audience is typically persons with no or limited knowledge, skills and experience in this skill set.

Course Delivery

Face to face training and assessment is conducted at one of Link Resources 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:

Sunshine Coast: 8 Technology Drive, Warana, QLD 4575

Brisbane: 18/229 Junction Road, Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Kurwongbah: Neilson Road, Kurwongbah QLD 4503

Adelaide: Unit 4/77-79 Tapleys Hill Rd, Hendon SA 5014

Devonport: 226 Mill Road, Wesley Vale TAS 7307

Hobart: Glenorchy Football Club, 1A Anfield St, Glenorchy TAS 7010

Outcomes of Weed and Seed Training

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).

Payment Options

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 accounts@link-resources.com.au or call (07) 5491 2144

Entry Requirements

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

All students must be physically capable of cleaning machinery, vehicles and vehicles.

At enquiry, students can enter the program by expressing an interest and being sent an information pack that contains a booking notification and course information (Course Brochure). This interest process enables the RTO and client to work together to ensure the course is suitable for them and to identify any additional support needs & make adequate provisions.

No pre-requisites exist for this course.


Training & Education Pathways: After achieving this unit of competency students may undertake a range of associated resources and infrastructure units and qualifications.

Employment Pathways: After achieving this unit of competency students may seek employment in civil, construction, resources, manufacturing, utilities and maintenance industries.