Become an expert with a unique skill-set, with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Pest Management. Understand the best practice methods of pest control, management and prevention relevant to many industries.
Focus on accuracy and efficiency
Pest control and pest risk management is a necessary process for many industries and expertise in professional pest services is highly sought. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Pest Management provides technical training for employment in the pest control industry.
You will learn about the methods of assessing pest risks, managing pests and compliance and record keeping.
Industry careers include:
- pest management technician
- administration and sales
- termite inspection
Melbourne Polytechnic provides expertise at your fingertips
Melbourne Polytechnic’s qualified and experienced teachers will guide you through all the steps of your study, ensuring that you have every chance to reach and exceed the required competence levels.
Study is available in a variety of pathways, with the preferred option being the full Certificate III over two years. The first year, licensing units and basic skill sets, is available as Tuesday nights or for flexible delivery (distance), as a mix of blocks of days and online work. The second year, advanced skills and timber pests including termites, is also flexible delivery. The timber pest/termite units 8 & 10 are also available separately and it is possible to take just the licence units (5, 6 & 18) by flexible delivery. Interstate and international students are encouraged to take the flexible delivery course offerings.
The Certificate III in Pest Management has start times in February, mid-year and sometimes again in Spring.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
450 nominal hours, may be completed in one or two years.
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsIt is expected that all entrants to this course will be employed in the pest control industry or will complete 160 hours of employment in the pest control industry prior to completion of the course.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is based upon the student's ability to achieve the unit outcomes. Each student will be assessed with small tasks including assignments and tests, oral activities and third party reports.
MaterialsA list of equipment and books will be distributed to students early in the course. All students will be expected to purchase the course notes. Course notes/module books will be distributed on enrolment.
Career PathwaysGraduates may gain further employment in the pest control industry. Licensing to operate as a pest controller by the Department of Health will depend upon successful completion of nominated units of this course.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPPCMN3001B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|CPPCMN3004A||RESPOND TO ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS||20|
|CPPPMT3002A||ASSESS PEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS||25|
|CPPPMT3005A||MODIFY ENVIRONMENT TO MANAGE PESTS||60|
|CPPPMT3006A||APPLY PESTICIDES TO MANAGE PESTS||90|
|CPPPMT3007A||IMPLEMENT PEST MANAGEMENT PLANS||20|
|CPPPMT3008A||INSPECT AND REPORT ON TIMBER PESTS||40|
|CPPPMT3009A||ADVISE CLIENTS ON PEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS||15|
|CPPPMT3010A||CONTROL TIMBER PESTS||40|
|CPPPMT3017A||REPAIR AND MAINTAIN SERVICE EQUIPMENT||10|
|CPPPMT3018A||MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT AND CHEMICAL STORAGE AREAS||60|
|CPPPMT3026A||SELECT AND OBTAIN PEST MANAGEMENT VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT||15|
|CPPPMT3043A||PREPARE AND PRESENT PEST MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS||25|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.