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Pest control in this state is governed by Pesticide Act 1968 Tas. Pest Control icenses are issued by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Licenses are for agricultural, domestic and commercial premises. NO trainee permits are given.
Tasmania made it a compulsion that anyone who provides services which involve the usage of agricultural or veterinary chemical products have a Commercial Operator Licence, also a Certificate of Competency for Workers under a licensed Commercial Operator. Persons are not permitted to perform aerial spraying of agricultural chemical products unless they have a Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence.
The two licences are the Commercial Operator Licence and Certificate of Competency. The later falls into five categories outlined below.
Before you can start providing a pest control service, it is essential to possess a Commercial Operator License. This is a legal requirement for any business that uses any form of agricultural chemical products to regulate weeds, rodents, insect pest, and birds for an affixed price.
After obtaining the Commercial Operator Licence, You must apply to get a certificate of competency that goes in line with the form of pest control you do. This licence is issued to people who have successfully finished an acclaimed accredited training in the application of agricultural chemicals. The grant will make known the form of pest control you do.
There are several Certificates of Competency offered to pest controllers. They are sectioned into five categories so that it will become easier to figure out if their skills match the requirements for every classification or not.
The following course units are required. Three units of the Pest Management – Technical training from the Asset Maintenance Training Package (Certificate III). These units include: