Interests: Environmental health / Pest control / Pesticides
The way the world thinks about health and wellbeing is changing. Governments now recognise that reducing health inequalities needs more prevention than cure.
If present and future generations are to enjoy a healthy and satisfying life, we need to identify the broad range of environmental health problems which face us and address them before they become unmanageable.
One of these problems is the health impact of urban pests. This is a worldwide problem which can be overcome with e?ective pest control management techniques and the application of good practice.
Pest management professionals play an important role in preserving public health through their e?orts in reducing or eliminating pest populations in both urban and rural settings.
The Health and Nuisance Pest Management course is designed to equip students with the disciplinary or conceptual knowledge related to the signi?cant impact that pests have on public health, the processes and procedures applicable to the management of a range of health and nuisance pests, and the speci?c pest management requirements in sensitive or special accounts such as food establishments, schools, care centres and hospitals.
The Pest Management Industry is regulated by the articles stipulated in the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947), as amended.
Individuals who wish to follow a career in the pest management industry, and registered pest control operators/technicians who wish to broaden the scope of their service delivery.
Online, working at own pace. The course must be completed within twelve months of date of enrolment.
After successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate understanding of:
Course Manuals and Workbooks
Practical Work Experience
The Pest Management O?cer
Students complete a multiple-choice questionnaire after each module, 70% must be achieved. A Completion Certificate will be issued for successful completion of the Pest Management Officer Foundational Programme.
SKM205 Health and Nuisance Pest Management Topics:
Students complete a multiple-choice questionnaire after each module, 70% must be achieved. A Completion Certificate will be issued for successful completion of the Health and Nuisance Pest Management Programme
Students may, upon production of the Certificate of Competence and the duly signed and stamped Work Experience Log (Record), apply for registration as a Pest Management Officer with the Registrar, Department of Agriculture authorising a person to provide pest management services.
The Foundation for Professional Development will award successful participants with a certificate of completion. PCITA will issue a Certificate of Competence.
New/First time students:
R 5 200.00 Full course, i.e. Pest Management Officer Foundational Programme consisting of seven modules (GKM 101 to GKM 107) + The Health and Nuisance Pest Management Specialisation Course
Time to complete: 12 months
R 3 800.00 Persons who are in possession of a valid P-Registration (licence), and who wish to enrol for the Health and Nuisance Pest Management Specialisation Course
Time to complete: 6 months
R 1 500.00 Practical Assessment: upon completion of the course material and the required minimum period of work experience, apply to PCITA to undergo a practical assessment.
Time to complete: Within 3 months after completion of the course
A re-assessment fee of
R 300.00 shall be payable after failing a module for the second time.