These units cover the control of weeds and plant pests and defines the standard required to: identify a range of weeds, plants pests and beneficial organisms; planning and coordinating control activities whilst identifying Integrated Pest Management (IPM) options, assessing damage or threat to plants; conducting a site hazard identification and risk control assessment for control of weeds and plant pests; apply a range of control methods and maintain records; monitor, record and report the effectiveness of controls. No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA. International students on a Student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to undertake short courses.
Assessment involves theory assessment, weed and plant pest control management plan and weed herbarium. Participants must be able to return a skills declaration form (supplied) signed off by a fully licenced weed technician which shows that weeds and plant pests have been controlled on 4 separate occasions.
Upon successful completion of these units, students can then apply to SA Health for licencing.
Please note that this only covers the use of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, please contact TAFE SA to discuss this further.