Diploma of Pest Management

The Diploma of Pest Management reflects the role of personnel working as managers of pest management units.


Packaging Rules

Completion of ten (10) elective units.


a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate IV or above in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in pest management.


Pest management

add topic AHCPMG501A Coordinate the pest management strategy in a regional or broader context

add topic AHCPMG502A Define the pest problem in a regional or broader context

add topic AHCPMG503A Develop a strategy for the management of target pests

add topic AHCPMG504A Develop a system for monitoring the pest management strategy

add topic AHCPMG505A Evaluate the pest management strategy

add topic AHCPMG506A Manage the implementation of legislation

add topic AHCPMG601A Develop a plant pest survey strategy

add topic AHCPMG602A Develop a plant pest destruction strategy



add topic AHCBUS501A Manage staff

add topic AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts

add topic AHCBUS504A Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

add topic AHCBUS508A Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

add topic TLIR307C Negotiate a contract

add topic TLIR207C Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information


add topic AHCCHM501A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Occupational health and safety

add topic AHCOHS501A Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


add topic AHCPCM502A Collect and classify plants

Natural area restoration

add topic AHCNAR502A Conduct biological surveys


add topic AHCWRK501A Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

add topic AHCWRK502A Collect and manage data

add topic AHCWRK503A Prepare reports

add topic AHCWRK504A Assess new industry developments

add topic AHCWRK505A Manage trial and/or research material

add topic AHCWRK508A Interpret legislation

add topic AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients

add topic AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic PSPPM502B Manage complex projects

add topic PSPPM503B Close complex projects


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of the Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management or the Certificate III in Weed Management.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Pest management manager

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Establishing/using networks


Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Listening to and resolving concerns in relation to workplace issues

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Translating ideas into action

Developing innovative solutions

Planning and organising

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements


Having a personal vision and goals

Articulating own ideas and vision

Monitoring and evaluating own performance

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in order to accommodate change

Managing own learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using technology to organise data

Applying technology as a management tool