Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeCPP30115
TAFE SA CodeTP00816
Example Career ProfilePest and Weed Technician / ControllerPest and Weed Technician / Controller
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This course reflects the roles of pest management technicians who are required to identify common urban pests, assess pest problems, consider pest management options, develop pest management plans, liaise with customers and implement pest management strategies.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Studies will prepare graduates for a career in the Urban pest management industry. Further study may lead to employment as a Pest Technician. Studies in this area may also assist graduates to gain employment in pest management and fumigation companies.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Urban Pest Management (CPP30115)
    Skills covered include enquiries and complaints, developing pest management plans, applying pesticides, maintain pest management equipment and pesticide storage. 9 core units plus 4 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.