This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. For the apprenticeship, please go here.Help clean up our cities
Urban pest management is a highly specialised skill set that includes rodent and insect extermination and trapping. Pest control professionals are vital to the health of our cities, removing often dangerous pests, maintaining sanitation in buildings and lowering the risk of diseases spreading via animals. Employment in this industry has grown steadily in the past decade and is expected to grow further over the next five years. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Urban Pest Management will train you in the sought-after expertise required for a career in this profession that is necessary in almost every industry.Learn specialist skills for a practical career
Working with our industry-experienced teachers, you will learn methods for identifying and assessing pest risks, managing pests and essential compliance and record keeping skills. You will develop specialist knowledge in all common urban pest varieties, trapping and extermination technologies, materials and methods, and risk management strategies. You'll combine your new skills and Melbourne Polytechnic's industry connections with your existing knowledge and experience within the pest control industry to take your career to the next level.A transferable qualification in pest extermination
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Urban Pest Management will provide you with the essential skills and technical training required for a successful career in pest management. You might work as a pest management technician, a pest control administration and sales professional, or a termite inspection and management technician. This widely-recognised qualification is the perfect pathway for urban pest control professionals looking to upskill, move across to a new role within the industry or start your own pest control business in an interesting and future-proof industry.
Graduates may gain further employment in the pest control industry. Licensing to operate as a pest controller by the Department of Health will depend upon successful completion of nominated units of this course.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.