VegPRO is the skills and training program for the Australian vegetable industry, funded through the vegetable research and development levy and shaped by your input to deliver workshops that can upskill you and your staff to help your business succeed.

Its face-to-face chemical handling workshops are designed for the vegetable industry to raise awareness of the potential hazards and risks of chemicals and how to apply them safely.

These free workshops have been held around the country and have been incredibly popular with growers, reflecting their value in providing effective, easy-to-understand training in safe chemical handling and other key skills.

After a first run in Tasmania earlier in the year the workshops are returning for another round, so if you didn’t manage to catch an earlier session this is a great chance to take the course!

Dates: 3-4 September 2018
Location: TIA Forthside Vegetable Research Facility, 124 Forthside Road, Forthside TAS

Dates: 5-6 September 2018
Location: Hagley Farm School, 2508 Meander Valley Road, Hagley TAS

This free course includes training about safe chemical handling, storage and transport, as well as education about the safe application of chemicals using correct personal protective equipment and understanding chemical labels.

Successful participants become accredited with ChemCert Australia in the units AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals.

These events are being delivered as part of the VegNET project being delivered in Tasmania by RMCG and are free for levy-paying growers as part of a strategic levy investment by Hort Innovation.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 28 August 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!