Pest Management Technician Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to work as a pest management technician. A pest management technician is a person who undertakes pest management treatments or fumigations. A pest management treatment is the treatment of any place or thing with pesticides in an attempt to destroy or ward off any animal, plant or other biological entity. Examples of pest management treatments include fumigations and destroying plants.

You will be issued with this licence restricted to particular endorsements depending upon your training. These may include:

  • Particular types of pest management treatments
  • Pest management sales
  • The use of particular restricted use pesticides.

This licence is also available as a provisional licence. The provisional licence authorises you to own or buy a pest management business. However, you must employ someone who holds a full technician's licence until you obtain your own.

Please note that to undertake pest treatments for fee or reward you not only need this licence but you also need either a pest management business registration, or to be working for a business with that registration.

Aerial spraying, formaldehyde preservation and sterilising surgical products are not pest management treatments and do not require this licence, although these may require a separate approval.

You will not require this licence if you intend to undertake pest management treatments for only one employer and only on premises and things occupied, owned or used by that employer. You will also not require this licence if you intend to only undertake soil fumigations, although this may require a separate approval.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be medically fit to handle restricted-use and other pesticides
  • have adequate qualifications
  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • submit the relevant forms
  • pay the required fees.

To be eligible for a provisional Pest Management Technician Licence or one restricted to sales only, you must:

  • be at least 17 years old
  • be medically fit to handle restricted-use and other pesticides
  • be adequately qualified to undertake pest management treatments
  • intend to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to become a licensed technician
  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • submit the relevant forms
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

12 months.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$170.00
RenewRenewal$170.00

Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Health (Pesticides) Regulations 2011 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Pesticide Safety
Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate


Mailing address:
PO BOX 8172
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849

Phone:

08 9388 4864

Fax:

08 9382 0770
pesticidesafety@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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