Certificate III in Urban Pest Management


Study Type

Blended Delivery (Online & Workplace)

Course Duration

Up to 18 months (traineeship term variable) Or 415 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 – Core Units

  • CPPUPM3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides
  • CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides
  • CPPUPM3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles
  • CPPCMN3004 Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • CPPUPM3017 Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment

2 – Elective Units

  • CPPUPM3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests
  • CPPUPM3010 Control timber pests
  • CPPUPM4001 Assess and select pest management vehicle and equipment
  • CPPUPM4002 Schedule, organise and monitor pest management operations
  • CPPUPM4003 Assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive

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

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

  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Video Assessments
  • Logbook

Course Entry

All students must have:

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. 10 General Pest inspections and treatments.
  2. 10 Timber Pest inspections, and
  3. 10 Timber pest treatments.

*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 fortnightly 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. 

Download Course Flyer

Certificate III in Urban Pest Management Course Information

This pest control course is recognised nationally

Stay Informed

Industry News | Business Tips | Training