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2.4 Qualified Cannabis Worker

Cannabis Representative Handbook


  1. Managers, supervisors and all employees of a cannabis representative that are involved in the marketing, promotion and sales of cannabis products must be Qualified Cannabis Workers.
  2. To become a Qualified Cannabis Worker, applicants must:
    1. complete and submit the Application for Qualified Cannabis Worker form;
    2. provide a criminal records check from their local police service, dated within three months of the submission of the Application for Qualified Cannabis Worker form; and
    3. successfully complete the SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training program (see Section 2.5).
  3. Cannabis representatives must ensure that all staff representing a cannabis product are Qualified Cannabis Workers prior to acting as a representative.
  4. Qualification is valid for up to 5 years, at which time the worker must complete the procedures specified in 2.4.2 a) – c) above to requalify.
  5. Being charged or convicted of a criminal offence may affect an individual’s ability to qualify as a Qualified Cannabis Worker.
  6. If at any time a Qualified Cannabis Worker is charged with a criminal offence they are required to report the details within 72 hours to AGLC.
  7. The cannabis representative must supply Qualified Cannabis Workers with a laminated colour photo identification card as follows:
    1. company name or logo;
    2. staff member’s first name only - print size must be clearly visible with block style printing only;
    3. position;
    4. current colour photo of worker – similar in size to a driver’s licence photo;
    5. Qualified Cannabis Worker number – print size must be clearly visible with block style printing only; and
    6. Qualified Cannabis Worker expiry date.
  8. The Qualified Cannabis Worker identification card must be worn and visible at all times when the worker is in a retail cannabis store.
  9. Cannabis representatives must keep a log of all Qualified Cannabis Worker staff, including the following information:
    1. AGLC confirmation that the worker is qualified;
    2. photograph of the worker; and
    3. qualification number and expiry date.

      Note: The information listed above may be kept in the same log as the SellSafe log noted in Section 2.5.8. This log is subject to review by AGLC.


  1. AGLC will issue a letter to all successful Qualified Cannabis Worker applicants confirming they are qualified to work as a cannabis representative.
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