AusChem Training Ltd
SpraySmart’s CEO Dan Austin is a board member of AusChem Training Ltd which is based in Victoria and has trainers who provide their face to face courses in Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.
AusChem was initially established in the late 1980s as an industry initiative, and eventually transitioned to become AusChem Training Ltd. AusChem is a Registered Charity and not-for-profit company, controlled by a Board, with representatives from various stakeholder groups, and connections to the Victorian Farmers Federation.
AusChem has a broad charter to support, encourage and promote training and accreditation in the safe, effective, and efficient use of AgVet Chemicals.
CountryCo Training Pty Ltd
SpraySmart works in partnership with CountryCo Training Pty Ltd. CountryCo offers these courses as an agent of trainer Services Pty Ltd. They provide face to face training for Chemical Safety Training courses in Queensland and NSW and are based in Toowoomba. SpraySmart is the Registered Training Organisation that provides the course material and certification for CountryCo’s courses.
Robert Bartley is the Principal of CountryCo Training. The business was started in 1989. Rob has years of experience in agriculture, both on the land in central Queensland and corporate agriculture.
After an upbringing on a mixed farm in central Queensland Rob attended the University of Queensland. His other experiences include:
- Grain/Cotton trading
- Aquaculture – Member of the World Aquaculture Society, Aquacultural Engineers Society and Aquaculture Association of Queensland Inc.
SpraySmart networks with Graham Matthews. Graham pioneered Chemical Safety Training in NSW before establishing GM Rural Training which was one of the largest training organisations in NSW. He then sold this business to ChemCert where he was a board member as well as their head trainer for a number of years.
Graham left ChemCert to work for SpraySMART where he provides Initial and Update courses on the north coast of NSW. He has regular courses at Mangrove Mountain, Gloucester, Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Macksville, Kempsey, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Casino, Murwillumbah, Lismore, Tweed Heads as well as many others.
Graham also provides customised in-house courses for many of his government and corporate clients.
VS & R Training
SpraySMART networks with VS&R Training. Colin MacRae provides contract training services for our AQF 3 Chemical Accreditation to SpraySMART in the central west of NSW including Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Cowra and Dubbo. Col also runs his own RTO where he provides courses such as Work Safely at Heights and Confined Spaces.
Colin & Roslyn MacRae have been training at Vittoria since 1990. Right from the start, Colin & Roslyn determined that quality is everything and they passionately work to this end. VS&R Training was formed in 2000 & has been a Registered Training Organisation since 2011.
Colin MacRae has been training vocational students since 1985 – this is his undoubted passion. He does most of the training, cares very much about excellent training and personally does everything he can to ensure each student is trained and assessed properly.
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