Pest Technician course

Study Type


Course Duration

Up to 6 months

Or 210 nominal hours


Course Fee

$1,400 full-fee

Designed For

Persons new to the pest industry


  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Payment plan available

Units of Competency

CPPPMT3005 Manage pest without applying pesticides
CPPPMT3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides
CPPPMT3018 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

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.


*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”.


Webinars are available to students, with our industry trainers covering various course topics, as well as scheduled and on demand Q&A sessions. Students have immediate email access to trainers for additional assistance or direction.

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Pest Technician Course Information 

This pest control course is recognised nationally

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