GROWSAFE Certificates

 

 

BASIC CERTIFICATE

A practical course for those working under supervision and first-time agrichemical users who need practical training. A new course available from 1 January 2018.

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STANDARD CERTIFICATE

The GROWSAFE  Standard course is primarily about the safe use of agrichemicals – learning how to protect people, animals, the environment and to ensure food safety.  This training is for agrichemical users who are working independently (ie with little or no supervision) and who may have responsibility for managing or supervising others.  A new course available from 1 January 2018.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

Our Advanced course builds on the Standard certificate and is suited to managers, team leaders and decision makers who are managing large scale, complex or high risk operations.

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REGISTERED CHEMICAL APPLICATOR

The Registered Chemical Applicator (RCA) course is for contractors who spray for hire or reward. Most Regional Councils require contractors to hold this certificate or an equivalent.

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REGISTERED CALIBRATOR

The Registered Calibrator certificate is for those who are calibrating agrichemical spray equipment for hire or reward.

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AGRICHEMICAL SUPPLIER CERTIFICATE

This certificate is for those working in the rural retail sector and providing advice to customers on safe use of agrichemicals.

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AERIAL CERTIFICATES

This certificates are for those undertaking aerial application of agrichemicals:

  • Groundcrew
  • Pilot Chemical Rating
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ACCREDITATION

This certificate is awarded to an organisation, rather than an individual, that has demonstrated quality systems around the use of agrichemicals.  It is mainly applicable to contract sprayers looking for a competitive edge.

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INTRODUCTORY

The Introductory certificate was available until 31 December 2017.  It was replaced by two certificates:

If you have a Introductory certificate and need to renew it, review the information about the two certificates to determine which certificate best suits your situation.  Or check out this decision tree to help work out what you need.

APPLIED

This certificate used to be a prerequisite for the Registered Chemical Applicator (RCA) certificate.  This is no longer the case and people wishing to achieve their RCA can start work directly on their National Certificate of Agrichemical Application.