New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)

19 Weeks

This 6-month course offered across Northland prepares students to work as a member of a team on hunting and pest control projects.

Managing environmental pests is crucial to conserving New Zealand’s unique ecosystems. This hands-on programme prepares you to work on pest control projects, giving you practical experience through learning how to safely use traps and poisons. You’ll also learn to identify flora and fauna, and how to navigate in remote bush.

You will learn:

  • How to identify common native and introduced flora and fauna
  • How to work safely and effectively in the conservation estate
  • To navigate using maps and compass, and GPS
  • How to complete an extended expedition into remote bush
  • Practical experience in pest control, through using traps and poisons
  • To work in a safe and effective manner as part of a pest management team
  • Good work habits including time management and basic problem solving, communication and recording skills
  • About the social, cultural, legislative and economic dimensions of a career in pest control.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Ngāwhā
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
June 23, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$3,448
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Warkworth
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
June 23, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$3,448
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Whangārei
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$3,448
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career options

  • Pest/weed control contractor
  • Bushman
  • Private pest controller
  • Contract work

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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