We cover in great detail all the common pests such as ants, cockroaches, rodents, spiders, bed bugs, bees and wasps and birds. We also go to the next level and cover less common pests such as fabric pests, fleas, flies, mites and occasional invaders (amphipods, millipedes, springtails, thrips, booklice [psocids] and stored product pests). In addition, we have a comprehensive course on termite identification and control, which is necessary to become the complete pest controller.
The beauty of doing an online course is that you can work in your own time. If you are working full-time you can study in your own time.
On average the course would take a person working in the pest industry about 160 to 180 hours to complete. You can take your time with this course or do it as quickly as you like, but you will need to complete the course within one year.
The working in industry program is comprised of the following training components:
Yes there will be. But rest assured, our training process makes learning easy so these assessments will not have you staying up night after night in sweat and stress. To successfully complete our pest technician training course you will demonstrate your competence through the following:
On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for three units of competency (CPUPM3005 Manage pests by applying pesticides, CPUPM3006 Maintain equipment and CPUPM3018 Pesticide storage area in pest management vehicle).
You can use this as evidence of training when applying for your state or territory pest licence (WA excepted).
You will need to contact your state or territory licensing board for details on how to apply for a pest technician’s licence as this varies depending on the jurisdiction.
Yes. We used to offer a ‘new to industry’ course for people out of the industry, but unfortunately, the industry training requirements have changed and students now need to have a pest technician job to complete the practical training.
Not through WRT at the moment. However, you can complete the additional units required with another provider.
On successful completion of a course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment covering the units you have passed. This is sent out as both a paper certificate and a pdf.
When you completed the Pest Technician Training Course you will be able to use the Statement of Attainment as proof of training. Each state/territory licencing board is different, and you should contact your state/territory licencing board direct for their licencing requirements. Links below.
A workplace supervisor is an essential part of this course. You cannot complete the course without one. A work colleague can be a workplace supervisor if they have a current pest management licence and have a minimum of two years experience in the work being supervised. They must also have passed the following three units of competency themselves (or the equivalent):
On average the course would take a person working in the pest industry about 160 to 180 hours to complete. That equates to about one month of study. You can take your time with this termite course or do it as quickly as you like, but you will need to complete the course within one year.
In order to pass the Timber Pest: Inspections and Management course, you will have to successfully pass multiple-choice questions at the end of each theory module. In addition to this you will also have to pass the following practical assessments:
A workplace supervisor is an essential part of this timber pest course. You cannot complete the course without one. A work colleague can be a workplace supervisor if they have a current pest management licence and have a minimum of two years of experience in the work being supervised. They must also have passed the following two units of competency themselves (or the equivalent):
An LLN is a free, short test that checks that you have the necessary level of English and maths to complete the course. As part of your job as a pest controller, you must read pesticide product labels and mix and apply pesticides. It is extremely important that your English and numeracy is of a sufficient standard to do this competently and safely.
Unfortunately, if you do not pass the LLN test, we do not currently have the resources to work with you to bring your skills up to the necessary Certificate III level. Therefore, if you do not pass the online LLN test, you will need to do an LLN course with an external provider, before you can enrol.
You need a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to enrol on this course and to receive your qualification or statement of attainment at the end of the course. USIs are obtained from the government and if you have completed vocational training before you may already have one. For more information on USIs, including how to apply for one, click here.
An RTO, or Registered Training Organisation, is a training organisation that is registered by a State or Territory recognition authority to issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment.
No, Work Ready Training is not an RTO. We work with RTOs, developing content for them and providing the day-to-day running of their online courses.
No, not at the moment.