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CPP30119 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

National ID: CPP30119 State ID: BEX4
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Do you have what it takes to offer the best in urban pest management?

This qualification will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to apply pesticides and carry out appropriate pest management treatments for domestic and commercial properties.

This course is for existing workers who are currently and actively employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. It will provide you with the skills to apply for a full pest management license*.

Gain these skills:

  • Inspect for, report on and control timber pests
  • Install termite management systems
  • Maintain service and repair pest management equipment and maintain equipment and pesticide storage areas in pest management vehicles
  • Responding to enquiries and complaints
  • Manage pests without applying pesticides
  • Assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive operations and Implement and monitor pest management plans for sensitive operations

2022 Academic Calendar

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

ALL students must first complete* the mandatory skillset unit “Manage pests by applying pesticides”. This covers the unit of competency “CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides”

* OR provide a copy of the Statement of Attainment if you have already completed this unit with another Registered Training Organisation.

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR VALID “WESTERN AUSTRALIA PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN LICENCE (PROVISIONAL TECHNICIAN) CARD WHEN COMPLETING THEIR APPLICATION FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

If you do not currently possess this unit, click below to go the skillset information https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/manage-pests-applying-pesticides-skill-set-0

Eligibility requirements to apply for the full license with the Department of Health Western Australia:

To be eligible for the full license you must be: 

  • at least 18 years old 

  • a fit and proper person 

  • medically fit to handle restricted-use and other pesticides 

  • adequately qualified to undertake pest management treatments.

*Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet these requirements prior to commencing this course.

Please check the current licensing requirements by contacting:

Pesticide Licensing

Environmental Health Directorate

Public Health

Department of Health

Western Australia

Website: WA Health, Government of Western Australia

Phone: 08 9222 2000

Email: pesticidesafety@health.wa.gov.au

Attendance in class

Class attendance is a requirement of this course. This course is equivalent to ½ day per week when studied part-time over a 12-month period (subject to date of commencement date). Students will commence at the start of the next cluster that has spaces.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete work-based activities such as, but not limited to: completing log-books, providing video/written evidence of practical activities completed within the workplace, assignment preparation and research. On the job work-place assessments will be required for some units.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours. Office 365 is provided to enrolled students.

Work placement

You must be employed in the Urban Pest Management industry.

What you need for your first day of class

All students MUST be enrolled prior to attending class.

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler, calculator, highlighter, 2 ring binder/lever-arch file, USB storage device and a clipboard).

Uniform requirements

Students must provide their own personal protective equipment, including, as a minimum:

  • Work boots
  • Collared long-sleeve shirt and work trousers
  • Overalls/coveralls
  • AS/NZS-Standard respirator with dust and vapour filter
  • Googles/face shield
  • Elbow-length nitrile gloves
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Australian standard eye protection
  • Sun hat and Sunblock for outdoor activities

Detailed specifics will be advised by your course lecturer during the orientation in your first scheduled class.

Students complete three clusters of units (in an order of their choice), as detailed below.

Cluster 1 - Semester 1

  • CPPUPM3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests
  • CPPUPM3010 Control timber pests
  • CPPUPM3042 Install termite management systems

Cluster 2 - Semester 1

  • CPPUPM3017 Maintain, service and repair pest management equipment
  • CPPUPM3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles

Cluster 3 - Semester 2

  • CPPCMN3004 Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • CPPUPM3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides
  • CPPUPM4003 Assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive operations
  • CPPUPM4005 Implement and monitor pest management plans for sensitive operations

All students will commence study at the START of the next available cluster. Enrolments into a cluster that has already commenced will not be accepted and spaces are limited.

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Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.

Semester 1

Details
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,391.20 $370.75 $2,761.95
Concession $720.30 $370.75 $1,091.05

Indicative fees and charges 

Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE including rules around refunds and withdrawals. 

Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options

  • Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • * Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

Skills Ready skill sets 

Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable.  Find out more about the initiative

VET Student Loans 

Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.  

International students 

Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website. 

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities. Fully online students are not expected to pay a CDF as they do not attract on campus costs.

Semester 2

Details
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,391.20 $140.00 $2,531.20
Concession $720.30 $140.00 $860.30

Indicative fees and charges 

Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE including rules around refunds and withdrawals. 

Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options

  • Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • * Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

Skills Ready skill sets 

Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable.  Find out more about the initiative

VET Student Loans 

Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.  

International students 

Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website. 

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities. Fully online students are not expected to pay a CDF as they do not attract on campus costs.

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