NSW Farmers Association
OCTEC has a partnership arrangement with NSW Farmers Association and its 13,000 members for the delivery of chemical user training. The training program responds to requirements under the Pesticides Act 1995 making training compulsory for all commercial users of pesticides. OCTEC believes that the partnership arrangement and the mode of delivery – online learning or one day workshop plus home study – meets the needs of farmers for whom time away from the farm can often be difficult. The course is based on nationally recognised units of competency and is in line with the NSW State Government’s chemical user training requirements. All participants who successfully complete the training are issued with a Statement of Attainment and a convenient plastic ChemicalCard.