Ahu Whenua

Rural Pest Control


  • Health and Safety
  • Communication Skills
  • Tikanga ā-Iwi
  • Agrichemicals
  • Animal Plant Pest Control
  • Monitoring Rural Pests
  • Toxins
  • Trapping
  • GPS
  • Report Writing
  • First Aid


New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations with Strands in Rural Pest Control and Rural Pest Monitoring Level 3

This programme has been introduced in response to growing employment opportunities in the rural pest control industry to achieve the goal of a Pest Free New Zealand 2050. Graduates of this programme can pathway to employment with whānau, hapū, iwi, local and regional bodies and agencies as rangers or similar roles and / or progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Pest Management Level 4.