Qualification details

CPP30911 - Certificate III in Pest Management (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPP30115 - Certificate III in Urban Pest ManagementThis qualification replaces superseded equivalent CPP30911 Certificate III in Pest Management. 07/Sep/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to PRM30204 - Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Pest Management - Technical) 09/Jan/2012

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 17/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) 10/Jan/2012


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 843411 Pest Control Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6194-79 Intermediate Inspectors And Examiners Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Pest Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pest Management Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841913 Pest Controller 03/Sep/201231/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 843411 Pest Control Technician 01/Apr/2022 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6194-79 Intermediate Inspectors And Examiners Nec 03/Sep/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Sep/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jan/2012 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent.

Update of revised equivalent core unit:

  • CPPPMT3018B Maintain equipment and chemical storage areas

Update of revised imported Group B elective units:

  • BSBHRM405A Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid


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.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

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 


Respond to enquiries and complaints


Assess pest management options


Modify environment to manage pests


Apply pesticides to manage pests


Implement pest management plans


Advise clients on pest management options


Repair and maintain service equipment


Maintain equipment and chemical storage areas


Select and obtain pest management vehicles, equipment and materials


Prepare and present pest management proposals

Group A elective units 


Inspect and report on timber pests


Control timber pests


Conduct fumigation


Organise and monitor pest management operations


Plan and schedule pest management operations


Install physical termite barriers

Group B elective units 


Maintain financial records


Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff


Manage a small team


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide first aid


Provide work skill instruction

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.