Courses

Certificate III in Pest Management

CPP30911

Enrol in our Certificate III in Pest Management and become a pest management expert with a unique skill set. 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 after. Our 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

Our 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.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate III in Pest Management, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email. As a VETiS student, you should speak with your school careers advisor.

Local Students

Code

CPP30911

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 2 years
450 nominal hours, may be completed in one or two years.

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment 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.

Materials

A 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.

Entrance Requirements

It 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.

Career Pathways

Graduates 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.