Some states require you to have a trainee licence or training permit.
This is required for pest controllers who are undertaking training, where they will be applying pesticides under the supervision of a fully qualified technician and are enrolled with a registered training organisation (RTO).
The table below shows which states and territories require trainee licenses*.
Note: Trainees must practice under the supervision of a licensed technician regardless of requiring a training permit or not.
|State||Trainee licence required|
There a number of benefits to having a pest control licence:
For more information about the cost, processing times and duration of pest control licences in Australia, click here.
At the end of 2019, Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) changed the industry training requirements. This was a game changer for the pest control industry and has changed how people can enter the industry. New technicians require an increased depth of pest management knowledge in order to gain their qualifications.
They must also demonstrate their practical skills in managing an increased range of pests over an increased number of pest treatments.
The new rules were introduced to improve the quality of pest controllers entering the industry.
At Work Ready Training we specialise in providing high quality, online pest control training. Find out more about our Pest Technician Training here or call 1800 842 100 to chat to one of our friendly team.
*This was correct at the time of writing, but please refer to your State or Territory Licencing Board for their current requirements.