Working in the pest industry and want to expand your skills?
Our Timber Pest: Inspections and Management course will provide you with the extra knowledge and skills needed to manage termites and other timber pests with confidence. Designed to provide the learning and support that will allow you to qualify feeling confident and work-ready. The course covers two units of competence from the CPP30119 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management (note it is not the complete Certificate III), CPPUPM3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests and CPPUPM3010 Control timber pests. Completion of this should make you eligible for timber pest insurance and if you are in SA or Queensland your licence can be endorsed to do timber pest work.
The total cost for this course is $2000. We take payment for this in two parts.
A payment of $1300 to start the enrolment process is initially required. This can be paid by direct bank transfer, debit/credit card or PayPal. We will then send you an invoice for the remaining $700.
How our course works
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.
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.
We hold monthly live evening tutorials where you will have the chance to join industry expert Keith Farrow and other students to ask questions, upskill and further your timber pest knowledge.
The course would normally take a person working in the pest industry about 160 to 180 hours to complete.
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’.
To successfully complete the Timber Pest: Inspections and Management Course you will demonstrate your competence through the following:
- Online multiple-choice questions – marked and feedback provided immediately on completion of the questions.
- Practical tasks – tasks will be videoed by you and submitted for assessment.
- Site assessment tasks - assessed by your workplace supervisor
- Workplace supervisor checklist – (as outlined above).
On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a statement of attainment.
- You must have completed Units 5,6 and 18 and hold a Pest Control Licence to do this course.
- You will need to find a licensed pest technician in your workplace who is willing to be your workplace supervisor. This is someone who will agree to officially overseeing your training at work.
- 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