Course Title: Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5305 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: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

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Course Description

This unit covers the development and management of a chemical use strategy and defines the standard required to: implement procedures to assess the risk of chemical transport, storage, handling, application and disposal; develop an induction program that covers the enterprise Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) system and roles and responsibilities of all workers within that system; base application techniques on spray drift management principles, accurate placement of chemical and the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); make application to authorities in the case of off label use; meet all withholding periods and requirements to limit access to sprayed areas; meet chemical storage systems industry and legislative requirements; document chemical emergency procedures and all requirements for chemical signage and review chemical procedures based on enterprise records.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCCHM501A 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.