Certificate III in Pest Management

This qualification applies to people working in the pest management industry as pest management technicians who identify pests, assess pest problems, consider pest management options, liaise with customers and implement pest management strategies.

In most cases, the technician will work alone and have responsibility for managing chemicals and equipment used in pest management as well as a vehicle, including the vehicle storage area.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

13 units of competency:

10 core units

3 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

a minimum of 2 units from Group A

up to 1 unit from Group B or a Certificate III or IV qualification in CPP07 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPPCMN3004A

Respond to enquiries and complaints

add topic CPPPMT3002A

Assess pest management options

add topic CPPPMT3005A

Modify environment to manage pests

add topic CPPPMT3006A

Apply pesticides to manage pests

add topic CPPPMT3007A

Implement pest management plans

add topic CPPPMT3009A

Advise clients on pest management options

add topic CPPPMT3017A

Repair and maintain service equipment

add topic CPPPMT3018A

Maintain equipment and chemical storage areas

add topic CPPPMT3026A

Select and obtain pest management vehicles, equipment and materials

add topic CPPPMT3043A

Prepare and present pest management proposals

Elective units of competency

Group A elective units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPPPMT3008A

Inspect and report on timber pests

add topic CPPPMT3010A

Control timber pests

add topic CPPPMT3011A

Conduct fumigation

add topic CPPPMT3019A

Organise and monitor pest management operations

add topic CPPPMT3029A

Plan and schedule pest management operations

add topic CPPPMT3042A

Install physical termite barriers

Group B elective units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBFIA301A

Maintain financial records

add topic BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

add topic CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


be appropriately assertive

establish and use networks

interpret the needs of clients and colleagues

listen to and understand requests, specifications, directions and feedback

negotiate responsively

persuade effectively

read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as job sheets and material safety data sheets

share information, e.g. with customers

speak clearly and directly to relay information

write plans, reports and other documentation


apply knowledge of own role as part of a team

give feedback, coach and mentor

identify and use the strengths of other team members

work independently and as a team member to support team and workplace goals

work with diverse individuals and groups


develop practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

listen to and resolve concerns in relation to workplace issues

resolve client concerns in line with workplace responsibilities

show independence and initiative in identifying problems

solve problems individually or in teams

test assumptions and take context into account

use numeracy skills to solve problems, for example time management, simple calculations, measurement and counting

Initiative and enterprise

adapt to new situations, such as new rules and regulations

be appropriately resourceful

be creative in response to workplace challenges within relevant guidelines and protocols

develop innovative solutions within established guidelines

generate a range of options in response to workplace matters

identify opportunities that might not be obvious to others

take limited initiative and make decisions within workplace role

translate ideas into action

Planning and organising

adapt resource allocations to cope with contingencies

allocate resources to tasks and workplace requirements

collect, analyse and organise information

determine and apply required resources

manage time and priorities

participate in continuous improvement and planning processes

use basic business systems for planning and organising

work within or establish clear work goals and deliverables


articulate own ideas and vision

balance own ideas, values and vision with workplace values and requirements

be self-motivated in relation to requirements of own work

monitor and evaluate own performance

take responsibility at the appropriate level


apply a range of learning approaches

be open to learning new ideas and techniques

contribute to the learning of others by sharing information

develop own learning pathways

learn in a range of settings, including informal learning

learn in order to accommodate change

learn new skills and techniques

participate in developing own learning plans

participate in ongoing learning

take responsibility for own learning


adapt to new technology skill requirements

apply OHS knowledge when using technology

apply technology as a management tool

use basic technology skills to organise data

use technology and related workplace equipment