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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3) with strands in Rural Pest Control, Rural Pest Monitoring, and Urban Pest Control
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40 - 60
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Pest and Weed Control
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to recognise the skills and knowledge of individuals who can either carry out pest control or pest monitoring in a rural environment, or pest control in and/or around built environments.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who have recently begun working in the pest operations industry or who wish to enter the pest operations industry.

The qualification has strands to recognise the distinct skills and knowledge required to carry out pest operations in either rural, or in and/or around built environments.

Learners will benefit from having the skills and knowledge to remain safe while undertaking an essential and valued task.

The community will benefit from having people who are able to carry out pest control for the purposes of biosecurity, conservation, and public health and enjoyment.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Maintain health and safety in a range of conditions.
- Communicate, report and record information for workplace requirements.
- Identify the purpose and impacts of pest operations.

Graduates of the Rural Pest Control strand will also be able to:
- Operate vehicles in a rural environment.
- Identify and control a pest type in a rural environment.

Graduates of the Rural Pest Monitoring strand will also be able to:
- Operate vehicles in a rural environment
- Monitor a pest type in a rural environment.

Graduates of the Urban Pest Control strand will also be able to:
- Identify, control and monitor pests commonly found in an urban environment.
Education pathways
This certificate may build on the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) and may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Pest Management (Level 4) with strands in Pest Animal and Pest Plant [Ref: 2444].
Employment pathways
Holders of this certificate will have the skills and knowledge to carry out pest operations and may be employed as pest monitors, pest control contractors, Department of Conservation rangers, regional council biosecurity officers or urban pest control technicians.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification.
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2443
Status Current
Created October 2014
Last Reviewed July 2016
Next Review March 2020
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