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Frequently Asked Questions

Course Eligibility / Requirements

NON-TIMBER PEST
To qualify for enrolment in this workshop and to enable students to apply their training in an industry environment, students are required to either be currently employed, commencing employment or have pre-arranged & documented work placement in the urban pest management sector. The student must be able to provide evidence of completing at least 15 Urban Pest inspection and management programs under supervision of a qualified pest management technician

TIMBER PEST
Prior to acceptance on this program each candidate is required to provide copy of their Statement of Attainment for either PRMPM05A, PRMPM06A & PRMPM18A or CPPPMT3005, CPPPMT3006 & CPPPMT3018 or evidence of currently undertaking training in these units as unit 6 is a prerequisite for unit 10. Please scan and attach to your enrolment. Students are required to either be currently employed, commencing employment or have pre-arranged & documented work placement in the timber pest management sector. The student must be able to provide evidence of completing at least 15 Timber Pest Programs under supervision of a qualified timber pest management technician.

FUMIGATION
It is highly recommended that candidates have spent a reasonable amount of time assisting a qualified fumigator and have a basic understanding of the fumigation process.

Where are you located?

Our head office is located in Maroochydore, Queensland.

We regularly hold face to face workshops at Maroochydore, Acacia Ridge, Townsville and Auckland.

We are also able to facilitate group programs at your workplace, contact us for a quote.

When do you hold your courses?

Dates and locations for our face to face workshops can be found on the Upcoming Courses page.

How long is the course?

Course lengths vary dependant on the course type and format, click on the course link to see more detailed information about each course.

Face to Face workshops:
Non-Timber Pest workshop is five days face-to-face plus a final practical assessment.

Timber Pest workshops is five days face-to-face plus a final practical assessment.

Fumigation workshop is four days face-to-face plus a final practical assessment.

Remote study course enrolments are valid from date of enrolment.

What is the training delivery method?

ProTrain currently offers face to face workshops and remote learning programs.

PRE COURSE - includes completing select modules prior to attending the 5day workshop

5 DAY FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP Monday to Friday

FINAL ASSESSMENT - will occur after the completion of the 5 day workshop with your assessor (this can also be conducted via Zoom using audio & video media) to demonstrate performance requirements in a workplace situation.

How do I enrol?

You can see a list of workshops with available places under the UPCOMING COURSES tab.

There are also workshop dates list at the bottom of each competency in the dropdown menu under the SERVICES menu.

Do you have a waitlist?

Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waitlist

How do I login?

When you first enrol in a course, you will be sent an email with a link to set up your login details.

What is a USI?

Your USI (Unique Student Identifier) is your individual education number for life. It also creates an online record of your Australian training achievements. More information can be found here

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you've collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements.

Assessors will review your existing skills and have your current skills recognised.

How much are your courses?

Non-Timber Pest workshop $2200 per person, Remote $1850, RPL $1390

Timber Pest workshop $2200 per person, Remote $1850, RPL $1390

Fumigation workshop $2200 per candidate* , Remote $1850*, RPL $1390*

*there may be costs associated with additional unit of competency requirements for other states such as SA and WA.

What is included in the program fee?

NON-TIMBER PEST WORKSHOP - Fee is inclusive of all venue charges, practical onsite charges, consumables, presentation materials, text books, and handouts. Morning tea and lunch is also provided within the course fee.

TIMBER PEST WORKSHOP - Fee is inclusive of all venue charges, practical onsite charges, consumables, presentation materials, text books, and handouts. Morning tea and lunch is also provided within the course fee.

FUMIGATION WORKSHOP - Fee is inclusive of all venue charges, practical onsite charges, consumables, presentation materials, text books, and handouts. Morning tea and lunch is also provided within the course fee.

REMOTE LEARNING – Candidates will be required to supply their own Urban Pest Management in Australia 5th edition, and Termites in Australia if required.

What payment options are available?

Payment via credit card (eWay payment gateway) or direct deposit

What funding options do I have?

ProTrain is a Skills Assure Supplier delivering training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT).

Further information on the Skills Assure funding can be found here.

Can you do site specific training at my facility?

Yes, ask us for a quote to provide a training program for groups of 6 or more.

What do I need to bring?

Non Timber Pest Workshop - Biro, pencil, calculator to use during assessment. Suitable clothing and footwear on practical days (typically days 4 & 5) including shirt, long trousers, enclosed shoes, hat & sunscreen. Suitable torch for inspections.

Timber Pest Workshop – in addition to the above items, you will need to bring your copy of Urban Pest Management in Australia 5th edition, a set of overalls and knee pads for accessing roof void/crawl space.

Fumigation Workshop - Biro, pencil, calculator PPE – full face mask & appropriate respirator cartridge will be required as candidates will be entering the actual designated Risk Area during the practical work tasks. Gas cannisters required for the workshop should be of the “AX” O type suitable for Methyl bromide. (ProTrain is able to supply these if required, please indicate this when booking). Suitable clothing and footwear on practical days (typically days 3 & 4) including high visibility shirt or vest, long trousers, enclosed shoes, hat & sunscreen

How long do I have to complete?

You will have 12 months from course commencement to complete the qualification.

Where do I apply for my licence?

After successful completion of all aspects of the training and assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

You will then need to apply to the relevant state licensing authority for a Pest Management Licence.

What happens if I lose my Statement of Attainment?

You will need to complete a Certificate Re-issue Request Form.

Please use this link to download a copy of the form.

Why do I need to provide my Driver Licence?

ProTrain is required to verify the identity and USI details of all students.

Why do I have to provide a unique email address?

Our student management system requires that all students have their own unique email address.

Using a generic email address such as info@*** / admin@*** can result in student information being overwritten or lost. We are still able to note an alternative email address on students portfolio’s which will allow us to cc employers when we send information to students.

How do I complete my assessments online?

We have compiled instructions on completing your assessments either on a computer or on a phone or tablet. We have also included instructions on how to complete your online logbook. To view these instructions, please click here.