Information about Certificate III in Pest Management

CPP30911 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.

Packaging Rules

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

13 Units of competency made up of:
  • 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

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
Recruit, select and induct staff
Manage a small team
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Apply first aid
Provide work skill instruction
Custom Content

Employability Skills Summary


  • 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
  • Teamwork
  • 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
  • dentify 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
Last modified: Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 12:01 PM