New Zealand Certificate in Pest Management

Turanga Ararau

Subject area

Pest and Weed Control



55 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people who have some experience as pest control operators who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in pest management.

It recognises the skills and knowledge of individuals who can, in a self-managed capacity, perform pest management tasks for pest animal species or pest plant species.

The qualification includes strands that recognise the distinct skills and knowledge required to carry out pest management for either animals or plants.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To qualify for Government tuition subsidy and gain admission to Turanga Ararau applicants will need to be:A citizen of New Zealand citizens that includes tauira and kaitono from the Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue who hold New Zealand citizenship OR * A permanent resident of New Zealand OR * A citizen or permanent resident of Australia residing in New Zealand To gain entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Pest Management with strands in Pest Animal, and Pest Plant level 4 applicants will need to hold NCEA Level 3 and preferably the New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations level 3 or equivalent or are able to demonstrate equivalent competency and, at interview, the commitment to complete the academic and practical requirements of the programme. This programme frequently requires working outdoors requiring applicants to be physically able, in good mental health and not suffering any form of head trauma or poor vision. Others with impairments such as very low level attention, specific learning disorders and autism can successfully complete the programme with additional identified support and learning resources and arrangements.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


55 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 868 1081
Fax: (06) 868 1061

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