GROWSAFE Basic Certificate

Note: This certificate will be available from 1 January 2018.

Who should do this course?

The Basic certificate is intended for those working under supervision.  It is an entry level certificate suitable for those new to agrichemical use or those doing pre-employment training.  The focus is on practical competence.  All staff who use agrichemicals should have undertake training at this level to ensure their health and safety.   Applicators with a GROWSAFE Basic certificate should be operating under the supervision of someone with a GROWSAFE Standard (or higher) certificate.

Benefits of the course

This one day  course provides practical, task-related knowledge and skills with a focus on safety. The emphasis is on following workplace procedures and label instructions.  

Assessment

You will be awarded the GROWSAFE Basic certificate on successful completion of both written and practical assessments.  There is a short written assessment which focuses on reading and understanding label instructions.  For the practical component of the assessment, there are practical tasks on the course and after the course you are required to undertake a spray activity and provide your spray diary and documentation from your supervisor/employer confirming your competency.

Unit standards

Some trainers may offer unit standard 27125 as part of this course.  There may be different or greater assessment requirements to achieve the unit standard.  Not all trainers will offer the unit standard.  You should check with the trainer or training provider before you attend the course.

Prerequisites

You do not require any previous qualifications to do this course. Nor do you require any experience with agrichemicals in order to do this course - but you may not receive certification until you have provided evidence of practical experience and competency.

Renewal

The GROWSAFE Basic certificate is valid for five years.  In order to renew the certifcate, an individual can:
  • Attend a GROWSAFE Basic course and successfully complete the assessment
  • Complete an online assessment
  • Complete a higher level certificate such as the GROWSAFE Standard certificate so you can take responsibility for a workplace.