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Pest Technician Course – Working in Industry $1300

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Working in the pest industry but haven’t got any pest control qualifications?

Our ‘working in industry program’ has been designed to provide the learning and support that will allow you to qualify feeling confident and work-ready. The course covers three units of competence from the CPP30115 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management (note it is not the complete Certificate III), CPPPMT3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides, CPPPMT3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides, and CPPPMT3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicle.

$1,300.00
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How our course works

Modules

Our course theory is split into small, online modules packed with useful information, demonstration videos and diagrams. To pass a module you must correctly answer a set of multiple-choice questions based on the module content.

Practical tasks

In addition to the modules, you will complete a variety of tasks that put theory into practice. Some of these tasks are submitted to our trainers for review and assessment of your practical ability.

Practical tutorial

Depending on your level of practical ability, you may also be required to attend a face-to-face practical tutorial. These sessions are held by our experienced trainers and focus on practising skills like mixing and appliying pesticides.

Course length

The course would normally take a person working in the pest industry about 160 to 180 hours to complete.

Course components

The working in industry program is comprised of the following training components:

  • Online learning program: this includes video material demonstrating and discussing pest management in real locations. It also includes written theory, diagrams and photographs.
  • Online tutorials: a range of live, online tutorials provide the opportunity to listen and discuss aspects of pest management with other students and a tutor.  These tutorials also allow you to discuss any questions you have in relation to your learning.
  • Workplace trainer checklist: you will need to find a qualified pest technician at your place of work, who can be your workplace trainer. They will be responsible for assessing your competency in a number of pest control tasks that you can perform ‘on the job’.

Course assessment 

To successfully complete the working in industry program you will demonstrate your competence through the following:

  • Online multiple-choice questions – marked and feedback provided immediately on completion of the questions.
  • Practical tasks – provided in modules as you progress through the program.  Tasks will be videoed by you and submitted for assessment.
  • Workplace trainer checklist – (as outlined above).

On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a statement of attainment which you can use to apply for your state or territory pest licence (WA excepted). 

Please note: to complete this program you will need to have (or have access to) some basic pest management equipment (see ‘Equipment’ tab above for additional information).

Course sections and modules

Section 1: Manage pests without applying pesticides

This section of the course covers content from unit CPPPMT3005. It is made up of six theory-based modules:

  • Working safely – risk, ladders and PPE
  • Working safely – legislation
  • Pests – their biology and ecology
  • Inspecting for pests
  • Modifying an environment to manage pests
  • Paperwork.

 Plus practice experiences and two practical tasks:

  • Practice experiences
  • Roof void task
  • Sub-floor task.

Section 2: Managing pests with pesticides

This is the largest section of the course and covers content from units CPPPMT3005, CPPPMT3006 and CPPPMT3018. It is made up of six theory modules:

  • Pesticides
  • Pesticide labels
  • Pesticide – safety data sheets
  • Calculations
  • Pesticide application
  • Applying pesticides to manage pests.

And five practical tasks, including:

  • Practice experiences 
  • Emergency task
  • Three work order tasks.

Section 3: Maintaining equipment and chemical storage areas

This final section of the course covers the remainder of unit CPPPMT3018. It is made up of one theory module:

  • Pest management vehicles.

Important information

  • You will need to find a licensed pest technician in your workplace who is willing to be your workplace trainer. This is someone who will agree to officially overseeing your training at work. If you do not have someone who can do this you will need to do our New to Industry course. 
  • This course does not include a one-day practical tutorial. However, you may be required to complete one at an additional cost of $500, if you do not demostrate a satisfactory level of practical competency in the online practical tasks. 
  • This course is provided in partnership with the Registered Training Organisation, Rentokil Initial (RTO no. 40919), and your statement of attainment certificate will be issued by them. For more information on this please see the RTO Information tab above. 

Have any questions? Call us on 1800 842 100

How our course works

Modules

Our course theory is split into small, online modules packed with useful information, demonstration videos and diagrams. To pass a module you must correctly answer a set of multiple-choice questions based on the module content.

Practical tasks

In addition to the modules, you will complete a variety of tasks that put theory into practice. Some of these tasks are submitted to our trainers for review and assessment of your practical ability.

Practical tutorial

Depending on your level of practical ability, you may also be required to attend a face-to-face practical tutorial. These sessions are held by our experienced trainers and focus on practising skills like mixing and appliying pesticides.

Course length

The course would normally take a person working in the pest industry about 160 to 180 hours to complete.

Course components

The working in industry program is comprised of the following training components:

  • Online learning program: this includes video material demonstrating and discussing pest management in real locations. It also includes written theory, diagrams and photographs.
  • Online tutorials: a range of live, online tutorials provide the opportunity to listen and discuss aspects of pest management with other students and a tutor.  These tutorials also allow you to discuss any questions you have in relation to your learning.
  • Workplace trainer checklist: you will need to find a qualified pest technician at your place of work, who can be your workplace trainer. They will be responsible for assessing your competency in a number of pest control tasks that you can perform ‘on the job’.

Course assessment 

To successfully complete the working in industry program you will demonstrate your competence through the following:

  • Online multiple-choice questions – marked and feedback provided immediately on completion of the questions.
  • Practical tasks – provided in modules as you progress through the program.  Tasks will be videoed by you and submitted for assessment.
  • Workplace trainer checklist – (as outlined above).

On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a statement of attainment which you can use to apply for your state or territory pest licence (WA excepted). 

Please note: to complete this program you will need to have (or have access to) some basic pest management equipment (see ‘Equipment’ tab above for additional information).

Course sections and modules

Section 1: Manage pests without applying pesticides

This section of the course covers content from unit CPPPMT3005. It is made up of six theory-based modules:

  • Working safely – risk, ladders and PPE
  • Working safely – legislation
  • Pests – their biology and ecology
  • Inspecting for pests
  • Modifying an environment to manage pests
  • Paperwork.

 Plus practice experiences and two practical tasks:

  • Practice experiences
  • Roof void task
  • Sub-floor task.

Section 2: Managing pests with pesticides

This is the largest section of the course and covers content from units CPPPMT3005, CPPPMT3006 and CPPPMT3018. It is made up of six theory modules:

  • Pesticides
  • Pesticide labels
  • Pesticide – safety data sheets
  • Calculations
  • Pesticide application
  • Applying pesticides to manage pests.

And five practical tasks, including:

  • Practice experiences 
  • Emergency task
  • Three work order tasks.

Section 3: Maintaining equipment and chemical storage areas

This final section of the course covers the remainder of unit CPPPMT3018. It is made up of one theory module:

  • Pest management vehicles.

Important information

  • You will need to find a licensed pest technician in your workplace who is willing to be your workplace trainer. This is someone who will agree to officially overseeing your training at work. If you do not have someone who can do this you will need to do our New to Industry course. 
  • This course does not include a one-day practical tutorial. However, you may be required to complete one at an additional cost of $500, if you do not demostrate a satisfactory level of practical competency in the online practical tasks. 
  • This course is provided in partnership with the Registered Training Organisation, Rentokil Initial (RTO no. 40919), and your statement of attainment certificate will be issued by them. For more information on this please see the RTO Information tab above. 

Have any questions? Call us on 1800 842 100

Course prerequisites

There are certain requirements you MUST meet before you can enrol on our accredited courses. You must:

  • Be over 18.
  • Pass a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test.
  • Provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
  • Provide photographic proof of your identity.

Why do I need to do an LLN test? 

An LLN is a short test that checks that you have the necessary level of English and maths to understand the course properly. Pest controllers read product labels and mix and apply pesticides as part of the job. It is therefore extremely important that your English and numeracy is of a sufficient standard to do this competently and safely. 

Where can I do an LLN test?

  1. Register on Work Ready Training and you will be sent a link for an online LLN test.
  2. Complete the test (allow approximately 30 minutes).
  3. We will confirm your results.

Once you have passed the LLN test, you will be able to enrol on a course. 

What if I fail the LLN test?

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 test, you will need to do an LLN course with an external provider, before you can enrol.  If you do fail the LNN test, any course fee payment you have made will be refunded. 

What is a USI and how do I get one? 

You need a USI to enrol on a course and to receive your qualification or statement of attainment at the end of a 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.

Course Payment

We require full payment of $1300 to start the enrolment process. This can be paid by direct bank transfer, debit/credit card or PayPal.

Refund policy

Our refund policy is dependent on course section commencement. In all circumstances, the enrolment fee of $325 is non-refundable. Of the remaining course fee:

  1. No refund is available if we do not receive your written request within one year of your initial payment for the course.

  2. A full refund (less the enrolment fee) is available by giving written notice prior to starting a course. Online courses are considered to have been formally started once a student has completed the course induction section of a course.

     

  3. A section refund is available by giving written notice prior to starting that section. Course sections are considered to have been formally started once a student has started the first module in that section.

Consideration will be given to hardship. 

Course fee breakdown

Course fees for our Pest Technician Courses are made up of the following elements:

  1. Enrolment fee – $325 (non-refundable).

  2. Section 1 unit fee (CPPPMT3005) – $550.

  3. Section 2 unit fee (CPPPMT3006) – $325.

  4. Section 3 unit fee (CPPPMT3018) – $100.

If you have any queries about the course fees, payment or refunds, please call us on 1800 842 100.

Pest control equipment

To complete all the exercises in this course, you will need access to the following pest control equipment:

  1. Personal protection equipment (PPE): goggles, hat, gloves, face respirator
  2. Overalls (cotton or disposable)
  3. Hand-held sprayer
  4. Hand duster
  5. Gel applicator
  6. Rodent bait station
  7. Torch
  8. Ladder.

Since you're already working in the industry, your employer should be able to help you with these. If not, you will need to purchase these items from a pest control supplier. They are likely to cost about $200–$300 (depending on what you go for). We understand that this is a bit of an outlay, but you will need all this equipment to be a pest technician, so it is a long-term investment. You will not need access to any pesticides. All exercises will be carried out with water (to simulate a liquid pesticide) or talc (to simulate a dust). Some examples of well-known pest control suppliers are: 

Smartphone

You will be required to film some of the exercises you do, so you will also need access to a video camera. We recommend you use your smartphone video camera.

RTO Information

The RTO for this course is Rentokil Initial Pty Ltd (RTO no. 40919). Rentokil Initial issues the statements of attainment for this course.

What is an RTO?

An RTO or Registered Training Organisation is a training organisation which is registered by a State or Territory recognition authority to issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment. Work Ready Training is not an RTO. This means that although we can provide training and assessment, we are not authorised to issue nationally recognised qualifications on our own. We partner with an industry leading RTO to provide you with your statment of ascertainment when you successfully complete your training with us.

Details about our RTO for this course

Company: Rentokil Initial Pty Ltd (Trading as Rentokil Pest Control)
Address: PO Box 6786, Silverwater NSW 1811
Phone: 02 8719 6101
ABN: 98 000 034 597
RTO no.: 40919


For more information about RTOs, in general, please visit the ASQA website.

If you have any queries or concerns about our RTO for this course please call us on 1800 842 100.

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