With a Certificate III in Urban Pest Management, you can become an expert in this field with a unique skill set. Understand practice methods of pest control, management and prevention.
Focus on accuracy and efficiency
Urban pest control and pest risk management is a necessary process for almost every industry and expertise in professional pest services is highly sought after. The Certificate III in Urban Pest Management provides technical training for employment in the pest control industry.
You’ll 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
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.
Recognition for Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
450 nominal hours, may be completed in one or two years.
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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.
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.
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.
|BSBSMB407||Manage a small team||40|
|CPPCMN3004||Respond to enquiries and complaints||20|
|CPPPMT3002||Assess, advise on options, and develop pest management plans for complex or high risk operations||40|
|CPPPMT3005||Manage pests without applying pesticides||60|
|CPPPMT3006||Manage pests by applying pesticides||90|
|CPPPMT3007||Implement pest management plans for complex or high risk operations||20|
|CPPPMT3008||Inspect for and report on timber pests||40|
|CPPPMT3010||Control timber pests||40|
|CPPPMT3017||Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment||10|
|CPPPMT3018||Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles||60|
|CPPPMT3019||Organise and monitor pest management operations||25|
|CPPPMT3026||Select pest management vehicle and equipment||15|
|CPPPMT3029||Plan and schedule pest management operations||30|
|CPPPMT3042||Install physical termite management systems||30|
|CPPPMT3043||Prepare and present pest management proposals for complex or high risk operations||25|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.