This qualification reflects the role of pest management technicians who are required to identify common urban pests, assess pest problems, consider pest management options, develop pest management plans, liaise with customers and implement pest management strategies.
In most cases, technicians work alone with responsibility for managing chemicals and equipment used for pest management and stored in pest management vehicles.
There are no entry requirements for the qualification.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
10 units of competency
5 elective units.
Up to 2 elective units may be selected from any training package, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintain the AQF level of this qualification.
Respond to enquiries and complaints
Manage pests without applying pesticides
Manage pests by applying pesticides
Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment
Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles
Transport and store chemicals
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes
Work safely at heights
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
Inspect for and report on timber pests
Control timber pests
Manage organisms by applying fumigants to commodities and environments
Install termite management systems
Assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive operations
Assess and advise on pest management options for complex operations
Implement and monitor pest management plans for sensitive operations
Implement and monitor pest management plans for complex operations
Provide first aid
Apply HACCP to the workplace
Mentor in the workplace
Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:
- Unique College of Technology - RTO Code: 91358