Short Courses

Timber Pests

Melbourne Polytechnic is offering you a short course in work with termites and other timber pests and to provide the skills to identify, install and maintain a variety of termite management systems.

Course Code: SOH050

This short course will provide skills to identify, install and maintain a variety of termite management systems.


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Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8615


6 days
Total Hours: 40

Course Outline

  • introduction to timber pests
  • investigate work site and assess work requirements
  • plan for inspection
  • inspect for timber pests
  • analyse data
  • prepare and distribute inspection report, design management plan, prepare and implement plan, restore worksite
  • clean, safety check and store equipment; complete documentation; monitor effectiveness of management plan
  • inspect for timber pests – practical day
  • plan for installation of physical termite management systems
  • access and assess site
  • prepare sit for installation
  • prepare equipment
  • install physical management system
  • restore work site and complete documentation
  • 120 hours of Industry experience to be obtained

Course Outcomes

  • Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to inspect for and control termites/timber pests
  • CPPPMT3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests
  • CPPPMT3010 Control timber pests
  • CPPPMT3042 Install physical termite management systems

Recognising Organisations


Suitable For

  • Candidates involved in the Pest Control Industry wanting extra skills and experience



No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies

Assessment Methods

A formal written assessment and an assignment.


Pen and Paper


No formal pre-requisites, but these units can be used in addition to the Pest Control – Technician’s license.

Pathways to further study

These units can be used as credits towards the Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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