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Pest Management Training

Assessment Methods

Studying for pest management assessment

The Pest Management Training Assessment is an integral part of your learning if you wish to gain certification. MPL Training Centre is committed to ensuring effective assessment of achievements as outlined in our Pest Management Training Courses.

Throughout the training program you will be assessed to see if you have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to gain a Certificate or Statement of Attainment according to National Assessment Standards.

Please note Certificates and Statements of Attainment will only be awarded to those candidates who successfully complete all assessment requirements for a course.

To be assessed as competent in a unit you can follow one of 3 paths:

Full Assessment

This includes written assessments and usually a 2-day practical workshop. If you are unable to attend a 2-day practical demonstration workshop, then contact us to make alternative arrangements.

Recognition of Current
Competency (RCC)

This is a simpler process where you can show that you are already competent in a “Unit of competency” by way of your current qualifications and showing samples of your work. This process relies heavily on your presentation of documentary evidence to support your competency. The assessor will review your evidence and where necessary, interview you to determine your level of competence.

Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL)

If you have completed studies with another institution at an equivalent academic level, you can apply for RPL. This will provide credit for learning and assessments you have already completed, meaning that you need not complete all units of competency.

You will need to provide evidence to support your request for RPL. The following are some suggested documents you could submit to us to demonstrate your competency. You may also have other documents you wish to submit not included in the list below.

If so, please include those as well.

Copies of site inspection reports:

Including the nature of the problem and pest management options; supporting documentation including risk assessments, pesticide information and pest management advice

Reports from:

Peers, supervisors or clients on the manner in which the candidate has modified the environment to manage pests, applied pesticides and provided pest management advice to clients.

Certificates of attendance at Courses:

Such as ChemCert, Smart Train, previous TAFE course etc on Pest Management. Trade Certificates in Horticulture, Green keeping etc.

Certificates of attendance at conferences:

Workshops on matters pertaining to Pest Management.

After reading your documents the assessor may also need to conduct an interview to bridge any gaps in your knowledge and skills, this is common practice at most assessments.

If you require any assistance during your collection and preparation of supporting documents please contact us.

If you have not done any previous training or attended any conferences or workshops, then an on-site observation of all your skills at our office in East Gosford, as well as an interview may be your best option for assessment.


MPL is committed to recognising the AQF Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). National recognition comes into effect when a Certificate or Statement of Attainment provided by a student has the same National Competency Codes as the units of study we offer. In this instance the student may obtain credit for that unit/s and therefore would not be required to study that unit or sit its assessments. Students are required to formally apply for National Recognition and can do so by contacting our office to obtain an application form.