Pest Control Licence - Trainee - Victoria


You will need this licence if you are in training to carry on the business of controlling, destroying or repelling pests as a pest control operator. There are three types of licence authorisations which may be listed on the licence depending on the type of pest control work to be undertaken and qualifications of the licence holder:

  • pesticides (excluding fumigants) formulated for the control of arthropods, rodents, birds and fungi, which are used to control pests (other than pest animals)
  • pesticides formulated for the control of pest animals
  • pesticides in the form of fumigants.

A trainee must only apply pesticides for the control of a particular pest (e.g. ants) under direct supervision of a fully qualified pest control operator until such time as they have sufficient knowledge and skills to safely apply the relevant pest control pesticides under indirect supervision.

Additional licence authorisations may be added to an existing licence upon written request and upon satisfying the qualification requirements for that additional authorisation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • be a natural person
  • provide evidence that the prescribed qualifications have been attained
  • show that you are a fit and proper person for the position
  • provide any additional required information.

A trainee will be considered to have the knowledge and skills to safely control a particular pest under indirect supervision when they have satisfactorily completed a minimum of four application of pesticides to control that pest.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Trainees are required to maintain a record, or logbook, or all training undertaken on the job which includes specified information. This information must be able to be matched with the business records for that job. Weekly face-to-face debriefings with a supervisor are recommended.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $238.50

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application form, fee, and a photograph of yourself that meets all the required specifications directly with the agency.

Additional information

You will need to notify the local registration authority if you intend to rely on automatic deemed registration (mutual recognition) to carry out activities that this licence permits.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Pesticide Safety Program

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.