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Pesticide training Foundation Unit PA1

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Pesticide training – Foundation Unit PA1

Anyone who uses Pesticides (approved for use in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry) in the course of their job is legally required to have a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

In order to achieve the certificate, training is recommended. This training can be obtained via the following routes:

 If born after 31 December 1964

  • Foundation      Module (PA1): Everyone must do this
  • Application      Modules (PA2A, PA2F, PA3A, PA6A etc): The candidate chooses the most appropriate module for the equipment they are using

If born before 31 December 1964 (previously known as grandfather rights)

  • Foundation      Module (PA1): Everyone must do this
  • Application      Modules (PA2A, PA2F, PA3A, PA6A etc): The candidate chooses the most appropriate module for the equipment they are using

PLEASE NOTE: “Grandfather Rights no longer exists”, everyone using commercial pesticides must now be a holder of a certificate of competence for the equipment they are using.

This training and assessment requires you to be able to read and understand a pesticide product label and to carry out some calculations. An alternative to this training and assessment would be to get someone with a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides to apply pesticide for you or have another family member trained to get the Certificate.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who uses Pesticides (approved for use in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry) in the course of their job.

Course Content
  • Legislation
  • Interpreting product label
  • Personal safety and contamination
  • Pesticide and container storage
  • Disposals
  • Record keeping
  • Environmental factors
Dates and Registration

You must pre-register if you would like to attend a course. Click ‘Apply for this Course’ button on this page to do this.

Course Assessment

Training and assessment will be on same day. Multiple choice online assessment will follow the training. Assessment Duration 1 Hour.

This module must be passed before a candidate can progress to the application modules.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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