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APCA Pest Control Certificate Course Details

General Pests Management (Units 5, 6 & 18 - 5 Days Theory Classes plus 2 Days Practical Workshops & Assessment)


This training course is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to be a licensed pest management technician. You will also need to enrol and pay separately for a two-day Practical Workshop which provides opportunity to demonstrate your skills and abilities. You will receive your Statement of Attainment after completing both this course and your 2-day practical workshop. This Statement of Attainment can then be submitted to NSW EPA licensing office to receive the Pest Management Technician license.

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
• A virtual home inspection and treatment program for general pests.
Completion of the course:
To successfully complete the course, you will need to attend all daily sessions, bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), complete a written activities workbook, a knowledge quiz, and then enrol and pay separately to attend a 2-day Practical Workshop to participate in on-site assessment within 12 months.

Timber Pests Management (Units 8 & 10 - 5 Days Theory Classes plus 2 Days Practical Workshops & Assessment)


This training course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be a competent Termite and Timber Pest Manager. You will also need to enrol and pay separately for a two-day Practical Workshop, during which you will demonstrate your skills and abilities. Upon completionof your training and assessment, you will receive a Statement of Attainment which can be submitted to NSW EPA licensing office, insurer or accreditor.
Topics covered include:
• Timber Pest biology and control including Termites, Borers and Wood Decay Fungi
• Australian Standards and other documents pertaining to Timber Pests
• Inspection and Reporting of Timber Pests
• Options and proposals for timber pest management
• Set up and monitoring of Termite Programs
• Overview of Termite Management to new buildings
• Resolving conflict
Practical exercises:
• 'Hands-on' timber pest identification including a variety of timber pest specimens
• A virtual timber pest inspection and treatment.
Completion of the course:
To successfully complete the course, you will need to attend all daily sessions, bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), complete a written activities workbook, a knowledge quiz, and then enrol and pay separately to attend a 2-day Practical Workshop to participate in on-site assessment within 12 months.
Please Note: The Training courses will begin each day at 8.30am - 3.30pm Mon-Thurs (and concludes 1.00pm Friday). They include morning tea, and afternoon tea on each day. Course fees also include books, notes, resources, ongoing assistance and assessments until the qualification is completed.
The following are the costs for each course:
Course 1: Pest Management Licensing is $1195.00 plus Compulsory Practical Workshops & Assessment is $385.00 per person
Course 2: Timber Pest Management is $1595.00 plus Compulsory Practical Workshops & Assessment is $385.00 per person
 
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