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How to get your pest control licence

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How to get your pest control licence

You must have a valid pest control licence to undertake pest management technician work.

We strive to provide course content that is not only interesting and relevant but also practical, and we have worked hard to create high quality, online courses that teach you all the essential skills and knowledge you need, using the latest adult education methods.

In all Australian states and territories (WA excepted), the first step to obtaining your pest control licence is to successfully complete the three units of competence from the CPP30119 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management:

  • CPUPM3005 manage pests by applying pesticides,
  • CPUPM3006 maintain equipment, and
  • CPUPM3018 pesticide storage area in pest management vehicle.

In all Australian states and territories, to be eligible you must:

  • provide evidence that you are 18 years of age or over (17 in Queensland)
  • be considered a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • provide proof of attainment of the relevant qualifications

If you successfully complete the three units of competence and meet all other eligibility requirements, you can complete an application form for your fully qualified pest control licence with your preferred state or territory.

Different states and territories of Australia have different legislation and licencing authorities to obtain your pest control licence.

So, what are the differences? Find out about state and territory regulations below.

Why should I get a pest control licence?

There a number of benefits to having your fully qualified pest control licence:

  • You can work independently and no longer need to be supervised
  • You can register your own pest control business
  • If you operate without a pest control licence, you may be subject to heavy fines and penalties of up to $120 000.

Where can I complete my pest control training?

Work Ready Training is a fully accredited online course covering all the pest training you need to apply for your state pest control licence (WA excepted).

Work Ready Training also offers FREE real time tutorials. These monthly online tutorials are a great opportunity to expand your knowledge on critical stages of pest management work, ask questions and receive expert feedback.

Getting your pest control licence in certain states

NSW QLD VIC
TAS SA NT
ACT WA  

Cost of pest control licence

Different states and territories have different costs for the pest management technician licence.

The cost will also depend on the duration and expiry.

Costs range from as little as $60 up to approximately $1000.

For specific information, please contact your local licencing authority.

See the quick links above.

Expiry of pest control licence

Different states and territories have different durations and expiries for the pest management technician licence.

The validity ranges from 12 months up to 5 years.

For specific information, please contact your local licencing authority.

See the quick links below.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this page is with regard to individual pest management technician licences only, unless otherwise specified.

All prices and processing times are a guide only and are true at time of writing.

For specific information, please contact your local licencing authority.