Certificate III in Urban Pest Management


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.

Industry Connections

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.

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



Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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

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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.

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
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.