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Qualification and programme overview

This programme provides the Urban Pest Management (UPM) industry with competent technicians who have the skills and knowledge required to safely carry out pest management in built environments with limited supervision. This programme is usually delivered through the workplace by a training provider with support from Careerforce. Learning resources and assessments for this programme are only available through the training provider.

The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:

  • Maintaining health and safety in a range of conditions.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the legislative framework and regulatory controls governing the urban pest management industry.
  • Communicating, reporting and recording information for workplace requirements.
  • Identifying the purpose and impacts of pest-control activities.
  • Identifying, controlling and monitoring pests commonly found in an urban environment.


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*International fees will apply to non-domestic learners. More information.


To register for New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operation (Level 3) (Urban Pest Control), please contact or register here.

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Level 3

Ideal for

  • Individuals who are already working in the urban pest management industry, including those who have recently become employed.
  • Pest Control Technicians.
  • Exterminators.
Relevant for the following sectors
  • Urban Pest Management
  • 40 Credits
  • 7 months
  • Price on application

When we look at urban pest management, we look at hazardous cleaning and carbon textiles. Most training that’s provided is offshore. It’s exciting to see that now qualifications are more accessible, and to New Zealand standards and recognised as New Zealand qualifications.

Paul Pritchard | Technical and Training Manager