Course Title: Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5161 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Nevil Schultz

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4221

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of developing, implementing and managing a chemical use strategy. High level skills include risk analysis, risk control, risk management, use of Integrated Pest Management, Integrated Resistance Management, Animal Health Management and communication are required. Extensive knowledge of
equipment and its use, legislation, regulations and safety procedures associated with chemical use is also needed.
NB: This competency standard may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licence to purchase or use chemicals.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites but it is recommended that this course is taken with the course Manage Natural Area Restoration Programs

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC5702A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy


1. Identify and evaluate need for chemical use

2. Develop a chemical use risk management strategy

3. Develop and implement procedures for chemical management and use

4. identify training and supervision needs and solutions for chemical use in the workplace

5. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of a chemical use strategy

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, reports and project based assessments.