General Pest Technician

Study Type

Blended Delivery (Online & Workplace)

Course Duration

Up to 6 months Or 195 nominal hours


Course Fee

$1,400 full-fee

Designed For

General Pest License


Units of Competency

  • CPPUPM3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides
  • CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides
  • CPPUPM3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles

Course Outcome

Students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for completed units of competency. Prior to enrolment and upon completion, please consult your state’s licensing authority on their Pest Technician licensing 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.


*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 course materials are contained on our online training portal comprising of interactive and engaging content. To provide additional support and reference, it is recommended that students purchase the textbook: “Urban Pest Management in Australia”.


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.

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Pest Technician Course Information 

New Course Enrolment Offer

*For current Rapid Solutions insurance policyholders only. Discount available on new full-priced and paid Pest Technician course enrolments.

This pest control course is recognised nationally

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