AHCCHM303A – Prepare and apply chemicals


AHCCHM303A – Prepare and apply chemicals
Recognition for Unit of Competency
Unit Number:
Teaching Section:
Unit Name:
Prepare and apply chemicals
Pest Management
Step 1: Read the unit competency requirements (If you have the skills/knowledge to meet these elements, go to step 2)
Unit Descriptor:
This unit covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals and defines the standard required to: assess the need for chemical use:
comply with safety, chemical label and MSDS requirements; prepare an application/spray plan; prepare and apply chemicals; calibrate
application equipment and maintain chemical records.
1. Determine the need for chemical use
Nature and level of the pest, weed infestation or disease is identified.
Need for control is assessed.
The requirement for chemical use as an option within an integrated pest management strategy is
Hazard and risk analysis of different chemical options is undertaken.
Requirement for chemical application is identified and confirmed.
2. Prepare application/spray plan
Mixing rates for chemical is defined and calculated.
Application equipment type and set up requirements are determined for intended application.
The quantity of mix required is determined.
Meteorological conditions and forecasts prior to and during application are accessed.
An application/spray plan is completed.
Notify neighbours as required in accordance with industry practice or regulatory requirements
3. Prepare chemical mixes
Requirements from chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) are interpreted and
Appropriate first aid supplies are at hand.
Appropriate personal protective and mixing equipment is selected and used in accordance with MSDSs
and chemical label.
A suitable location for mixing and loading is selected.
Chemicals are prepared in accordance with registered use.
MSDSs are followed in the event of a spill.
Unit Number: AHCCHM303A
Unit Name:
Prepare and apply chemicals
Recognition for Unit of Competency
4. Calibrate application equipment
Pre-operational checks of application equipment are carried out.
Equipment is calibrated in accordance with manufacturer specifications and application/spray plan.
Calibration is checked for conformity to the requirements of the application/spray plan.
Chemical is loaded wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and controlling risks to
human health and the environment.
5. Apply chemicals
Appropriate personnel protective equipment is selected and used in accordance with MSDSs and
chemical label.
Chemical is applied in accordance with the application/spray plan and/or instructions and legislative and/or
regulatory requirements.
Risks to others, product integrity and the environment are assessed and minimised.
6. Clean up equipment and complete records
Excess chemical is disposed of in accordance with label and MSDSs requirements.
Application equipment is cleaned and decontaminated.
Requirements for the disposal of unused chemical, containers spilled materials are determined and
PPE and mixing equipment is cleaned and stored.
Incidents are reported as required in accordance with legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
All records, e.g. calibration, application, DG/hazard substances, risk assessments, are completed in
accordance with legislative, industry and enterprise requirements.
Unit Number: AHCCHM303A
Unit Name:
Prepare and apply chemicals
Step 1:
Read the unit competency requirements to determine if you meet the skills/knowledge required.
Step 2:
Complete your personal and unit details on the yellow Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning
(RPL) form (PDF 204KB)
Step 3:
Sign the Student Declaration
Step 4:
Collect your evidence for recognition providing as much detail as possible.
Use the Recognition e-kit for Students (PDF 1, 683KB) to help you.
Recognition can only be granted for a full unit of competency. If you can meet most of these elements but not all,
contact the appropriate teaching section to discuss gap training.
Evidence may include:
Qualifications and/or formal statements
o List your qualifications and/or formal statements relevant for this unit.
o Copy of your testamur eg: Statement of Attainment, Certificate, Diploma and etc.
Professional Development and Training
o List any other training and development activities completed at work,
eg: Staff Development Activities, Training Sessions, One to one training by a qualified senior staff
Work Experience
o List your membership of organisations, voluntary work, and community work or self-employment/home business.
o Membership certificate/s
o Reference letter/s from clients.
Other Experience and Skills
o List what you do, or have done at work that meets the unit description. eg: activities, duties, projects, and etc.
o Letter of confirmation from your employer
o Duty statement
Return your application to: The Recognition Officer, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield 2135.
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