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AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

National ID: AHC30318 State ID: BEF8
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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
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

Entrance Requirements

  • Students will require a firearms license and a current A class driver’s license.
  • Students will need to have experience and/or be working in the industry.  If students are not currently working in the industry, they will need to have access to a workplace approved by the assessor. 
  • Students must be over 18 years (due to the need for a firearms license)

Job opportunities include:

  • Pest management contractors
  • Pest management field officer
  • Vertebrate pest management field officer
  • Weed management field officer

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. (opens in a new tab)

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2023

Carnarvon - Self Paced External


Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

When Available all year round, 2023
Where Carnarvon
How Self Paced External


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