Certificate III in Urban Pest Management - Correspondence

Studying MPL Training Centre's Certificate III in Urban Pest Management course by correspondence has the benefit of allowing you to develop your career without having to leave employment and choosing when and where you study.

This qualification incorporates Course I and Course 2 and must be completed within 18 months of your enrolment date. Those on a government funded traineeship must complete within 2 years.

It includes all units in the face to face courses shown above, which are required for licensing, termites and timber pest management. It also includes other relevant technical units, which are helpful in daily pest management operations.

To complete this course you need to complete four tasks:

  1. Complete Units 5,6 & 18 (Course 1 shown above)
  2. Complete Units 8 & 10 (Course 2 shown above)
  3. Complete the correspondence training for your remaining core and elective units (Course 3)
  4. Participate in an on-site assessment*

* On-site assessments are usually undertaken at our head office in East Gosford NSW. This usually takes about 1-2 hours. Alternatively, we may be able to meet you closer to your home providing that we are already conducting training or assessments near your local area. Please contact us for further details.

What you will receive

Upon completion of your training and assessment, you will receive a Certificate III in Pest Management and a Statement of Attainment showing all competencies achieved. This can be submitted to your government licensing offices and other agencies for licensing and timber pest accreditation.
To achieve Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

Course Information

To achieve Certificate III in Urban Pest Management (CPP30115)

Competency must be demonstrated in 13 units of competency which are made up of:

  • 9 Core units
  • 4 Elective units.

Units are usually chosen as follows:

Core units of competency:

Unit code Unit title
 CPPCMN3004 (Unit 4)  Respond to enquiries and complaints
 CPPPMT3002 (Unit 2)  Assess, advise on options and develop pest management plans for complex or high risk operations
 CPPPMT3005 (Unit 5)  Manage pests without applying pesticides
 CPPPMT3006 (Unit 6)  Manage pests by applying pesticides
 CPPPMT3007 (Unit 7)  Implement pest management plans for complex or high risk operations
 CPPPMT3017 (Unit 17)  Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment
 CPPPMT3018 (Unit 18)  Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles
 CPPPMT3026 (Unit 26)  Select pest management vehicle and equipment
 CPPPMT3043 (Unit 43)  Prepare and present pest management proposals for complex or high risk operations


Elective units of competency.

The following are the Units usually taken up by the industry. You can also choose alternatives if you wish. Please see  alternatives below:

Unit code Unit title
 CPPPMT3008 (Unit 8)  Inspect for and report on timber pests
 CPPPMT3010 (Unit 10)  Control timber pests
 CPPPMT3019 (Unit 19)  Organise and monitor pest management operations
 CPPPMT3029 (Unit 29)  Plan and schedule pest management operations



Unit code Unit title
 AHCVPT306A  Apply animal trapping techniques
 CPPCMN3001  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Other Elective units available

Unit code Unit title
 CPPPMT3011  Manage organisms by applying fumigants to commodities and environments
 CPPPMT3042  Install physical termite management systems