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Pest Management Academy provides the following pest control training options to the pest control industry:
Skills Program NQF Level 4
3-day practical training program presented at NQF level 4 – a higher level than the restricted NQF 2 above, covering all fields of registration. It is held at the Academy but can be conducted at a venue of your choice depending on the amount of students.
- Structural Pest Control – view dates and cost
- Weed Control – view dates and cost
- Termites and Wood Destroying Insects – view dates and cost
- Structural Fumigation or Bag and Bulk Fumigation – view dates and cost
You are expected to complete examinations and workbooks and you must show competency in theoretical work and practical scenarios. This skills program is aimed at people who want to be qualified as a fully registered pest control operator and is suitable for people working on their own without supervision, in other words your average pest control operator.
You need to gain 6 months practical experience under the supervision of a Registered operator. The Bag & Bulk Fumigation course requires a minimum of 12 months practical experience. After completion, you can apply with the Department of Agriculture for P Registration. If you have already gained the required experience, you can apply for registration immediately after completing the skills program.
Agriseta Certification No.: AGRI/c prov/0207/08
Skills Program NQF Level 4 E Learning
This skills program E Learning is aimed at people who want to be qualified as a fully registered pest control operator and is suitable for people working on their own without supervision, in other words your average pest control operator.
You can now study at home when it suits you and at your own pace. You do not have to go to a central course venue. Maximum of one year is given to complete the course.
How will this on line E- Learning platform work? The student will register for the course and receive a password to access the on line training course where the manual format training material is set out in training segments per subject theme. This manual is complimented with a whole host of training videos especially produced to show all the practical elements needed to come to grips with the subject material. For every training segment the learner will complete the required workbook and this will be submitted automatically on line as well. On completion the learner will complete a practical assessment either on line via a Skype platform or in person at our training academy.
You need to gain 6 months practical experience under the supervision of a Registered operator. The Bag & Bulk Fumigation course requires a minimum of 12 months practical experience. After completion, you can apply with the Department of Agriculture for P Registration. If you have already gained the required experience, you can apply for registration immediately after completing the skills program E Learning.
Agriseta Certification No.: AGRI/c prov/0207/08
The Pest Control Operations NQF Level 4 Course:
This course is aimed at people who want a largely theory-based qualification and who are more involved in the supervision or management elements of the pest control industry. A full P-registration will be granted to all students who complete this course. This is a correspondence or distance learning course and rewards the successful candidate with a National Certificate. It covers all fields of registration.
- The Core Fundamental Module 1 is compulsory and has to be completed first and covers all the basic elements in pest control. Thereafter, you can choose which pest control field you would like to specialize in, and pick one or more of the following Modules 2-10:
- Module 2: Apply, direct and monitor weed control programs.
- Module 3: Apply, direct and monitor the control of health and nuisance pests.
- Module 4: Direct and monitor the preservation of timber in structures.
- Module 5: Inspect structures for wood destroying organisms.
- Module 6: Fumigate commodities using toxic gasses.*
- Module 7: Fumigate soil using toxic gasses.*
- Module 8: Fumigate structures using toxic gasses.*
- Module 9: Fumigate marine vessels using toxic gasses.*
- Module 10: Apply, direct and monitor control measures for subterranean termites.
Examinations may be completed at any time, as soon as the learner is ready and feels confident to sit the examination, which will be online at your offices or at the Academy. On completion of the examinations for the compulsory module and the one elective module, together with completed workbooks, an integrated assessment will be done with the learner. This is conducted once a month in Pretoria, or twice a year in Durban and Cape Town
You also have the option of attending our 3 day skills course at no extra cost, which caters for the practical side in the field you have selected. You will then be issued with a certificate issued under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training.
6 Months practical experience must be obtained under the supervision of a Registered Operator. *These courses require a minimum of 12 months practical experience. After completion of the practical, you can apply with the Department of Agriculture for P Registration. If you have already gained the required experience, you can apply for registration immediately after completing the qualification.
Further Education and Training College Reg No.: 2012/FE07/001
Other Training Courses:
Field Pest Biologist (NQF 5)
The Field Pest Biologist allows you to become a Master Pest Control Operator whose function it would be to set up a full pest control program for a facility. This entails a full assessment of the site to identify infestation, areas of access and vulnerability where pests might enter and nest in the facility. You will be able to work out and implement a treatment plan combining all elements of integrated pest management to firstly block entry into the facility, then remove food and water sources and only then implementing a treatment program using the least amount of pesticides, choosing the options that are least toxic with acceptable LD50 values. You will be trained to monitor the success of the pest control plan coupled with infestation flow charts and advise the customer on strategies to minimise ongoing infestation.
Aerial Application Course (NQF 4)
The Aerial Application Course has been developed for pilots to become registered pest control operators with the Department of Agriculture to enable them to meet the registration criteria to have the Agricultural Rating added to their Pilot’s license.