New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Pest and Weed Control


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Any person using firearms to meet the requirements of this qualification must meet legislative requirements to hold a firearms license and/or controlled substance license.

Appropriate vehicle licenses must be held by people using vehicles to meet the requirements of this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for individuals who have recently begun working in the pest operations industry or who wish to enter the pest operations industry.

It recognises the skills and knowledge of individuals who can carry out pest control operations safely, under limited supervision, and in different environments for the purposes of biosecurity, conservation, and public health and enjoyment.

The qualification includes strands that recognise the distinct skills and knowledge required to carry out pest operations in either rural or urban environments.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust




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Rural Women New Zealand - Audrey Reid Grant

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



Up to $600.00

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 277 486
Phone: (04) 915 7706
Fax: (03) 371 9285

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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