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AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

National ID AHC30318 State ID BEF8

Keep valuable assets pest-free.

Begin a career where your skills in identifying and managing pests will be constantly in demand. This qualification could see you working in agriculture, conservation and land management, horticulture and beyond.

Spraying pest management rural


When Available all year round.

Study Mode Online.

Keep our livestock and farming pest-free.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for pest management contractors, pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and weed management field officers in the pest management industry. This includes those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings.


Some things you'll learn:

  • How to participate in strategic invasive species management practices
  • How to prepare for management programs
  • How to complete and assess management programs
  • How to carry out weed management programs that require chemical spraying
  • How to maintain required records

This course is right for you if:

  • You have experience in the pest management industry
  • You work in the pest management industry
  • You have a firearms license and a current A class driver’s license

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Available all year round, 2024


When Available all year round, 2024
Where Carnarvon
How Self Paced External

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete fourteen (14) units of competence, comprising six (6) core and eight (8) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side.


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals $97.60 $29.40 $18.51
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases $341.60 $102.90 $18.51
AHCPMG203 Work effectively in a pest management environment $219.60 $66.15 $18.51
AHCPMG306 Determine pest control techniques $317.20 $95.55 $18.51
AHCPMG308 Implement pest management strategies $268.40 $80.85 $18.51
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $195.20 $58.80 $18.51


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Recognise fauna
$170.80 $51.45 $18.51
Use firearms to humanely destroy animals
$244.00 $73.50 $18.51
Survey pests
$317.20 $95.55 $18.51
Apply animal trapping techniques
$146.40 $44.10 $18.51
Apply pest animal control techniques
$268.40 $80.85 $18.51
Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes
$268.40 $80.85 $18.51
Operate in isolated and remote situations
$244.00 $73.50 $18.51
Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
$195.20 $58.80 $18.51

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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