Certificate III in Urban Pest Management


Study Type

Blended Delivery

Course Duration

Up to 24 months

Or 470 nominal hours


Course Fee

$4,000 full-fee
$0 NSW Traineeship Subsidy*

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Designed For

New and existing industry students


Units of Competency

1 – Pest Technician
CPPPMT3005 Manage pest without applying pesticides
CPPPMT3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides
CPPPMT3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles


2 – Timber Pest Manager
CPPPMT3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests
CPPPMT3010 Control timber pests


3 – Remaining
CPPPMT3004 Respond to enquiries and complaints
CPPPMT3002 Assess, advise on options, and develop pest management plans for complex or high-risk operations
CPPPMT3007 Implement pest management plans for complex or high-risk operations
CPPPMT3017 Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment
CPPPMT3026 Select pest management vehicle and equipment
CPPPMT3043 Prepare and present pest management proposals for complex or high-risk operations
CPPPMT3019 Organise and monitor pest management operations
CPPPMT3029 Plan and schedule pest management operations

Course Outcome

With the successful completion of this course, students will have the ability to comprehensively apply their knowledge and skill across the operations of the pest business for growth.


Completing students will be issued a nationally recognised Certificate. Prior to enrolment and upon completion, please consult your state’s licensing authority on their license requirements.

Mode of Assessment

The course units are assessed individually through the online portal, and consist of:

  • Theory: Questions
  • Application: Case Study
  • Practical: Video Assessment

Course Entry

All students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Work Placement

To ensure our students can apply their pest control course training in an industry environment, Rapid Training requires all students to either be employed or have pre-arranged and documented work placement*, under an accredited technician.


During the placement the student must complete a logbook of:

  1. 25 General Pest inspections and applications; and
  2. 10 timber pest inspections and (minimum) 1 timber pest treatment.


*The Work Placement Agreement form, from the licensed/accredited technician must be provided during enrolment to confirm work placement.

Training, Resources and Support

All required pest control course materials are contained on our online training portal comprising of interactive and engaging content. For additional support and reference, it is recommended that students purchase the following textbooks: “Urban Pest Management in Australia” and “Australian Termites”.


Students will receive access to monthly course webinars, hosted by our industry trainers, which cover course topics and allow for Q&A. For support, assistance or guidance, and to help understand course materials or to complete assignments, students can liaise with our one of our trainers at the scheduled weekly virtual ‘Student Support Hour’, held every Tuesday, or email directly at any time.

NSW Government Subsidy

Students must meet the traineeship eligibility requirements under the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships program to receive this subsidy.​


On January 1st 2020, the NSW Government commenced an initiative to make traineeship training fee-free to help improve access to traineeships. This means that for all approved traineeships based in NSW that commence in 2020, the entire course fees are subsidised. 

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Certificate III in Urban Pest Management Course Information

This pest control course is recognised nationally

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