If you wish to undertake fumigation or pest management technician work and do not hold the relevant licence, you may only do that work if you obtain a training permit and are concurrently undertaking an approved course of training for your fumigation or pest management technician work.
The fee for the application of a training permit made on or after 1 July 2021 is $166.00.
You can apply for a Training Permit using eConnect NSW.
An ‘approved course of training’ for pest management technician work means completing the following units of competency in the CPP Property Services Training Package:
- CPPUPM3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides or CPPPMT3005 Manage pests without applying pesticides (only available if commenced before 30/9/2020)
- CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides or CPPPMT3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides (only available if commenced before 30/9/2020)
- CPPUPM3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles or CPPPMT3018 Maintain equipment and pesticide storage area in pest management vehicles (only available if commenced before 30/9/2020)
Fumigator licence training requirements were updated in May 2020. An ‘approved course of training’ for fumigation work means completing one of the following units of competency in the CPP Property Services Training Package:
- CPPUPM3011 Manage organisms by applying fumigants to commodities and environments or CPPPMT3011 Manage organisms by applying fumigants to commodities and environments (only available if commenced before 30/9/2020)
Visit Training.gov.au for more details on these units of competency and registered training organisations approved to deliver them.
Transitioning from a training permit to a full licence
If you have completed your training as a pest management technician or fumigator, you can apply for your full licence with eConnect.
You can apply for the full licence shortly before your training permit expires by using the ‘Training permit holders - apply for a Pesticide licence’ option. You will pay the full licence fee and it will be valid for 5 years.
If it is still a significant amount of time before the Training Permit expires you have two options:
- pay and apply for a full 5-year PMT or FUM licence and get credited the outstanding prorated amount from the training permit towards the cost of the full PMT or FUM licence, or
- apply for a PMT or FUM licence which expires 5 years after the date that the Training Permit was issued, and pay the pro-rata balance of the 5-year licence fee.
NOTE: If you hold a permit for both PMT and FUM work you can only apply for the licence for which you have completed the required training.