GROWSAFE Basic Certificate

Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei
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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply agrichemicals in a safe, responsible, and effective manner.

NorthTec offers two GROWSAFE qualifications. If you are unsure which course to do, please email Kerry Mitchell

  • GROWSAFE Basic certificate includes – Unit 27215

  • GROWSAFE Standard Certificate (GROWSAFE Basic certificate is a prerequisite) includes – Unit 21563 & 27215

Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 learners per class.

GROWSAFE Basic Certificate

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.

A GROWSAFE Basic Certificate is valid for 5 years, at which time it can be renewed.

What you will learn

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.

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.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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1 day (8:30am – 3:30pm)

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Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

2022 Fees: $380 plus GST

International: Programme not open to international students

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