1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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6399-17 Pest and Weed Controller

Applies pest and weed management techniques to kill or control pests and weeds in domestic, commercial and industrial areas, roadsides, private and public lands.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • inspects buildings and surrounding areas to detect signs of termites, rodents or other pests and weed infestation
  • determines types of treatment and provides estimates of costs
  • mixes chemicals for pest and weed control and operates pumps to inject or spray pesticides or herbicides
  • dusts infested areas with insecticidal powder
  • eradicates noxious plants on private and public land
  • advises on weed control and prevention techniques
  • uses manual and electric hand tools to gain access to floor, wall and roof cavities
  • sets mechanical traps and places poisonous baits in infested areas
  • proofs buildings against birds, insects, possums and other pests
  • seals vents and other openings prior to fumigating
  • fumigates storage spaces, house furnishings and clothing


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