Timber Pest Management – Termites, Borers, Decay

Timber Pest Management Courses

ProTrain facilitates both Face to Face classroom style workshops and distance learning programs for Timber Pest units of competency.

These programs are designed and targeted towards Pest Management Technicians looking to expand their skill set to incorporate the Inspection and Management of Timber Pests.

ProTrain expects that persons wishing to complete this program would already hold a Pest Management Licence for General pests and persons shall be currently employed in the Pest Management industry and be working under the supervision of a Licenced Timber Pest Management technician.

Timber Pest Control – Pest Management

The course includes 2 units of competency which must be completed in full to enable a qualification to be issued.

ProTrain Timber Pest Management courses are designed to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified Timber Pest Manager.

  • CPPUPM3008 – Inspect for and report on timber pests.
  • CPPUPM3010 – Control timber pests.


To qualify for entry into this timber pest management 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 timber pest management sector.


This will need to be verified by a ProTrain team member.


You will also need a valid Unique Student Identifier, if you do not currently have a valid USI please follow this link here.

Program Delivery

The Face-to-Face workshop program consists of 4 components. All components must be satisfactorily completed to achieve competency in this program.


A. – PRE-COURSE remote assessment: includes completing select research and study modules prior to attending the 5 day workshop. These are issued to students upon enrolment confirmation.


B. – Commencement of supervised workplace training – The student must be able to provide evidence of completing at least 10 Timber Pest inspection and management programs (across a range of timber pests including Subterranean termites, Borers, Fungal decay, Dampwood termites and Drywood termites.) under the DIRECT SUPERVISION of a qualified timber pest management technician.


C. – 5 DAY FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP: Including classroom and field activities.
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm (8:30am start in Maroochydore)


D. – FINAL WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT: Will occur after the above components A, B and C have been successfully completed and will involve using audio & video media to demonstrate performance requirements in a workplace situation.


There are several topics that will be discussed in this course.


  • Timber Pest biology and control including Termites, Borers and Wood Decay Fungi.
  • Australian Standards and other documents relating to Timber Pest Management.
  • Inspection and Reporting of Timber Pests.
  • Options and proposals for timber pest management (including both Non-Chemical and Chemical).
  • Design and implementation of Termite monitoring programs.
  • Overview of building construction methods and their relevance to Timber pest control programs.
  • Client conflict resolution in Pest Management.

Workshop Practical Component

Candidates should be aware that the Face to Face workshops include full practical components which will need to be completed successfully.


  • Field Trip into the Timber Pests Environment for inspection and identification purposes.
  • Multiple species sample collection and ID’s.
  • A complete timber pest inspection and management design and proposal.
  • Inspections of buildings at varying stages of construction.

Pest Management – Timber Pest Control Workshop Completion.

The workshop is designed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills to move forward in their quest to gain the minimum recommended competency required to be able to carry out timber pest management, timber pest control and work.

To complete the course you are required to:

  • Attend and participate in all daily sessions.
  • Complete all theory assessments on Timber Pest Control.
  • Participate in and complete all practical assessments.
  • Provide Logbook and Photographic evidence of a number of Timber Pest Management programs
  • Participate in an a series of Practical Assessments with a ProTrain Assessor.
  • You have up to 12 months to complete this qualification.

Successful completion of this course will enable candidates to apply for or upgrade their occupational licence

What Do I Need To Bring?

You will need to bring:

  • A copy of Urban Pest Management 5th Edition
  • Biro
  • Pencil
  • Calculator 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
  • Overalls/knee pads for accessing roof voids/crawl spaces.


Fee in inclusive of all venue charges, practical on-site charges, consumables, presentation materials, text books, and handouts.

Morning tea and lunch is also provided within the course fee.

Payment can be made via EFTPOS, direct deposit any time prior to workshop commencement.


ProTrain reserves the right to postpone workshops should minimum numbers not be met.

Name Date Time Location Spaces Cost
Timber Pest Management Brisbane 15 – 19 July 2024 08:00 am – 04:30 pm Coopers Colonial Motor Inn 1 $2,200.00
Timber Pest Management Maroochydore 19 – 23 August 2024 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Sands Tavern Maroochydore 2 $2,200.00
Timber Pest Management Brisbane 30 September – 4 October 2024 08:00 am – 04:30 pm Coopers Colonial Motor Inn 8 $2,200.00
Timber Pest Management Maroochydore 21 – 25 October 2024 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Sands Tavern Maroochydore 7 $2,200.00
Timber Pest Management Brisbane 25 – 29 November 2024 08:00 am – 04:30 pm Coopers Colonial Motor Inn 7 $2,200.00

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