Competency Explained


Competency demonstrates the knowledge and skills required that lead to superior performance. Competency can be demonstrated to an assessor by being observed whilst performing a task, providing samples of work, submitting evidence of previous education, on-the-job experience and being able to answer oral questions relating to the subject. To be competent at something you need to have experience and sound background knowledge of the subject or task to be performed. 

Our assessor will deem the student either 'competent' or 'not yet competent'. If marked 'not yet competent' the student will be advised to partake in further training and be reassessed in the areas that were found not competent. 

Pest Management Qualifications


A pest management technician license allows for the application of pesticides to control pests within the meaning of the Pesticides Act 1999 (Pesticides Act). To obtain this qualification students must complete training with and be assessed by an RTO as competent in order to operate as a licensed pest management technician.

Statement of Attainment in Pest Management Licensing


This statement of attainment must be completed within 12 months of your enrolment date. It covers the three units required for licensing in your state or territory.

Statement of Attainment in Termites and Timber Pests

This statement of attainment must be completed within 12 months of your enrolment date. It covers the two units required for timber pest management.

The Certificate III in Urban Pest Management


This qualification must be completed within 18 months of your enrolment date. Those on a government-funded traineeship must complete within 2 years. It includes all units required for licensing, termites and timber pest management, as well as other relevant technical units. This certificate will allow the technician to provide a quotation, deliver a pest management program and maintain and store equipment in a storage area and/or controlled pest management vehicle.

National Pest Management Competencies


To achieve licensing you require

  • CPPPMT3005 (Unit 5) Manage pests without applying pesticides

  • CPPPMT3006 (Unit 6) Manage pests by applying pesticides

  • CPPPMT3018 (Unit 18) Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles

For further licensing requirements in your state or territory please contact the following:


Environment Protection Authority NSW

Phone 02 9995 5555


Environmental Health Branch (Licensing Section) QLD

Phone 07 3328 9310


Dept of Human Services – Pest Control Program Victoria

Phone 1300 767 469

Timber Pest Accreditation


  • CPPPMT3008 (Unit 8) Inspect on and report on timber pests

  • CPPPMT3010 (Unit 10) Control timber pests

Certificate III in Urban Pest Management (CPP30115)


This qualification will provide students the skills to apply pesticides and carry out appropriate pest management treatments for domestic and commercial properties.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 13 units consisting of:

  • 9 Core units

  • 4 Elective units

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