Training is seen as an essential element in supporting the urban and agricultural pest management industries. The training programs offered by Pacific International are developed by people with long term industry experience in pest management and designed to meet the needs of the industry.
This qualification is designed to provide administrative skills as well as the broad core skills and knowledge required in urban pest management roles. The New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operation (Level 3) Urban Pest Control is delivered through the workplace by Pacific International Technical Division with support from Careerforce.
The qualification covers the following topics:
This learning programme is delivered as a workplace programme. This means that the skills and tasks required to be developed by the trainee will be done in the workplace. During the training period you will need to be working in the field as a pest technician, using a range of pest management processes and the appropriate material and equipment. Workplace skills development is an integral part of the training programme and will be assessed.
|Unit Standards (Compulsory)||Level||Credit|
|28786 Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and impacts of urban pest management||3||3|
|28787 Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative framework and regulatory controls governing the urban pest management industry||3||3|
|28788 Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety in the urban pest management industry||3||3|
|28789 Demonstrate knowledge of communication, reporting and recording in the urban pest management industry (3 credits: level 3)||3||3|
|28790 Identify pests, assess pest activity and recommend integrated pest management or a standard treatment||3||14|
|28791 Apply pest management services in the urban pest management industry||3||14|
Completion of the training programme requires the successful completion of a range of assessments. The assessments are broken down into 3 assessment types:
Workbook knowledge assessment: these are book based assessments designed to determine the level of understanding and knowledge developed during the training process.
Portfolio project: a predominantly photographic assessment process. Designed to be a more practical, task related assessment process it provides evidence of knowledge, understanding and how these are demonstrated in the work place. Photographs help reduce the need for written responses.
Practical assessment: this is an assessment based on real pest management. The last assessment process is completed at a site, or sites, agreed to by both assessor and trainee. This assessment requires the demonstration of all aspects of a pest management operation. You are required to demonstrate the practical application of the knowledge and the skills developed in the workplace during your training. Everything about this assessment will be real, except the pesticides used.
To enrol the trainee must meet the following requirements:
To support learning, a literacy evaluation will take place on enrolment and depending on the results, a further assessment may be required.