General Pest Control Licence Course - Face to Face

Our general pest control management course consists of three units from the Certificate III course (units 5, 6 & 18) and is designed to provide new or experienced pest control technicians with the basic knowledge and skills to be a licensed pest management technician.

The course covers both training and assessment.

After completing your training and assessment, you will receive a Statement of Attainment which can then be submitted to your government licensing office to receive your pest management license.

To achieve licensing you require:

CPPPMT3005 (Unit 5) Manage pests without applying pesticides
CPPPMT3006 (Unit 6) Manage pests by applying pesticides
CPPPMT3018 (Unit 18) Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles


5 days theory
2 days practical skills  - Students who are unable to gain practical experience with a pest control firm, must attend the practical skills training classes held by MPL Training Centre. 

Topics covered include:

  • Legislation relevant to those involved in public health pest control
  • Storage and transport of pesticides
  • Control of vertebrate pests including rats, mice, birds, possums and feral cats
  • Public health insect pest biology and control including cockroaches, ants, wasps, flies, biting insects, stored product insects etc
  • Pesticide application equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Choice and use of insecticide and rodenticide formulations
  • New developments in active ingredients, formulations and application techniques

Practical exercises:

  • 'Hands-on' insect identification including a variety of pest specimens
  •  Virtual home inspection and treatment program for general pests

Completion of the course

To complete the course you will need to:

  • Attend daily sessions
  • Complete a self assessment booklet
  • Participate in practical assessments.

You have up to 12 months to complete this qualification. The qualification may also be completed by correspondence training, please contact our office for more details.