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General Pest Management


General pest control course - spider in web
Pest management training of general pests, including ants


General Pest Management Course

Our General Pest Management course consists of three units (5, 6 & 18) from the Certificate III in Urban Pest Management CPP30119.

It is designed to provide new or experienced pest control technicians with the basic knowledge and skills to be a licensed pest management technician.

After completing all training, practical experience and both written and practical assessments, you will receive a Statement of Attainment which can then be submitted to your government licensing office to receive your General Pest Management Licence. Please contact us for more information.

To achieve licensing you will require the following units:

CPPPUPM3005 (Unit 5) Manage pests without applying pesticides

CPPUPM3006 (Unit 6) Manage pests by applying pesticides

CPPUPM3018 (Unit 18) Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles

One Stop Pest Control Training


The usual program is:

Five (5) days classroom-based theory course which will include theory by way of engagement with the trainer and learning materials, as well as written self-assessments and practical assessment.

While some practical training and assessment is included in the classroom courses, the student is expected to gain some practical experience by working in the field or attending:

Three (3) – Four (4) days attending practical experience; and

Two (2) day practical assessment workshops offered by MPL. This also forms part of their Final assessment.

Topics Covered Include

Legislation relevant to those involved in public health pest control

Storage and transport of pesticides

Control of vertebrate pests including rats, mice, birds, possums and feral cats

Public health insect pest biology and control including cockroaches, ants, wasps, flies, biting insects, stored product insects etc

Pesticide application equipment

Personal protective equipment

Choice and use of insecticide and rodenticide formulations

New developments in active ingredients, formulations and application techniques

Practical Exercises

'Hands-on' insect identification including a variety of pest specimens

Hands on building inspections, risk assessments and management programs for ‘General Pests’

Completion of the Course

To complete the course you will need to:

Attend all daily sessions

Bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Complete theory and practical booklets as well as a knowledge quiz covering what you need to know to be a Pest Management Technician

Enrol and pay separately* to attend our Three (3) – Four (4) Day Work Experience and Two (2) Day Practical Assessment workshops in order to participate in your on-site assessment

Alternatively, there is opportunity to work with your industry supervisor to provide photographic and video evidence of your work experience and practical assessments.

You have up to 12 months to complete this qualification. The qualification may also be completed by correspondence training, please contact our office for more details.

Australian accredited pest control course

Course Location

Upcoming Courses

PORT MELBOUNE5th Sep - 9th Sep 2022
PORT MELBOUNE14th Nov - 18th Nov 2022
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Upcoming Courses

ARCHERFIELD5th Sep - 9th Sep 2022
ARCHERFIELD31st Oct - 4th Nov 2022
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Upcoming Courses

YENNORA19th Sep - 23rd Sep 2022
YENNORA17th Oct - 21st Oct 2022
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