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Select The Right Building & Pest Inspection Course

Select The Right Building & Pest Inspection Course

Every state and territory has different regulations when it comes to building and pest inspections and licences – we’re here to simplify things for you.

All inspectors would benefit from completing both the building and pest courses AIT offer, though if you’re wondering what the minimum requirements are for your region check out the information below.

For your reference please see which units our courses are comprised of:

Building Inspector Course – 10 sections approved by QBCC

General Pest Management Course – CPPPMT3005, CPPPMT3006, CPPPMT3018

Timber Pest Management Course – CPPPMT3008, CPPPMT3010

Quick Facts – Requirements Per Region

Building Inspector Course (Required in QLD only)

General Pest Management Course (Required in ALL states & territories)

Timber Pest Management Course – (Required in QLD & ACT)

Queensland

Queensland is the most regulated state in Australia when it comes to building and pest inspections. Builders must complete the relevant courses then apply to the QBCC to have these extra licences put onto their existing licence number.

Builders must have held (at minimum) their low-rise builders licence for at least 5 years to be eligible for a Complete Residential Building Inspectors licence. They also need to complete the Building Inspector Course which is written and regulated by the QBCC. If you’re ready to apply for you building inspector licence, head to the QBCC.

In Queensland builders must complete both General and Timber Pest Management Courses to be eligible to apply for a Pest Management Technician licence. To apply for a Pest Management Licence, visit QLD Health.

Once approved through QLD health, inspectors must attach this new licence to their QBCC licence through their website.

Builders in Queensland can purchase a Combined Building and Pest Course through AIT or $2995 (combining the courses saves you $300).

New South Wales

Building Inspector licences are unregulated in New South Wales, though clients often seek licensed builders, surveyors, architects or engineers to undertake building inspections for their properties. Although you are not legally required to undertake a building inspection course, it is highly recommended. By doing this course you will be able to prove to clients that you are qualified and confident when conducting inspections and filling out inspection reports.

To inspect on pests in New South Wales you must apply for a Pest Management Technician licence. In order to be eligible for this licence you must complete the units outlined in our General Pest Management Course. To apply for a Pest Management Technician licence in New South Wales visit the EPA website. You can study a General Pest Management Course for $1195 through AIT.

If you wish to undertake pre-purchase building & pest inspections, you will need to also complete the Termite & Timber Pest Management Course, this course will give you the necessary knowledge to inspect on termites within residential and commercial properties. Study both of these pest courses and save $100 with our General & Timber Pest Management Course.

Victoria

In Victoria, building inspection licences are unregulated. Because anyone can carry out a building inspection in Victoria, clients often look for licensed builders or surveyors to undertake their inspections. It is not a legal requirement to do a building inspection course, though it is recommended so you are aware of the inspection requirements and how to correctly fill out a building inspection report.

To gain a Pest Control Technician Licence in Victoria you must complete the units that are encompassed in our General Pest Management Course. You can apply for a Victorian Pest Control Technician Licence through the Victorian Government website. Study the General Pest Management Course with AIT for $1195. 

If you’re wanting to undertake pre-purchase building & pest inspections within Victoria, you also need to complete the Termite & Timber Pest Management Course. This course will give you the necessary knowledge to inspect on termites within residential and commercial properties. Combined both of these pest courses and save $100 with our General & Timber Pest Management Course.

Australian Capital Territory  

 Building inspection licences are not regulated in the Australian Capital Territory. Due to the industry being unregulated, clients are often cautious when choosing an inspector. It is not a requirement to complete a building inspection course in the ACT, though it is advised. Completing the course will give you the confidence and authority to know what is required to be inspected and how to properly fill out a building inspection report.

 In the Australian Capital Territory pest control is unregulated, to run a business that inspects or controls pest you must gain a permit issued with Environment Authorisation.  If you’re wanting to obtain the Environmental Authorisation must have successfully completed the required training. Units required can be completed through our General Pest Management course. For Termite and Timber Pest work, you must complete the Timber Pest Management Course.

You can study both the General Pest Management Course and the Timber Pest Management Course in a combined course here and save $100 for studying both at once.

South Australia

Building Inspector licences are unregulated in South Australia, though clients often seek licensed builders or surveyors to undertake their building inspections. Inspectors are not required to complete a building inspection course, though it is strongly advised. Studying the course will give you the knowledge to inspect the required areas and to fill out the building inspection report correctly.

To be eligible for a Pest Management Technician licence in South Australia you must complete the units set out in our General Pest Management course. Apply for your Pest Management Technician licence via SA Health. Study the General Pest Management Course with AIT for $1195.

If you’re considering undertaking pre-purchase building & pest inspections, you also need to complete the Termite & Timber Pest Management Course. This course will give you the necessary knowledge to inspect on termites within residential and commercial properties. Combined both of these pest courses and save $100 with our General & Timber Pest Management Course.

Northern Territory

 In the Northern Territory, building inspection licences are unregulated. Anyone can carry out a building inspection and due to this, clients often look for licensed builders or surveyors to undertake their inspections. It is not a legal requirement to do a building inspection course before carrying out inspections in the Northern Territory, though it is highly recommended. By doing this course you will be confident on the requirements of a building inspection and able to correctly fill out an inspection report.

 To gain a Pest Control Technician Licence in the Northern Territory you must complete the units that are encompassed in our General Pest Management Course. Apply for a Pest Management Technician licence for the Northern Territory through the Government website. You can study the General Pest Management Course with AIT for $1195.

If you’re considering undertaking pre-purchase building & pest inspections, you also need to complete the Termite & Timber Pest Management Course. This course will give you the necessary knowledge to inspect on termites within residential and commercial properties. Combined both of these pest courses and save $100 with our General & Timber Pest Management Course.

Tasmania

 Building Inspector licences are not regulated in Tasmania, though clients often seek licensed builders or surveyors to undertake their building inspections. Inspectors are not required to complete a building inspection course, though it is strongly advised. Studying the course will give you the knowledge to inspect the required areas and to fill out the building inspection report correctly.

To inspect on pests in Tasmania you need to hold a Pest Management Technician licence. To be eligible for this licence you must complete the units set out in our General Pest Management Course. Apply for a Pest Management Technician licence through the Government website. Study the General Pest Management Course with AIT for $1195.

If you’re going to undertake pre-purchase building & pest inspections, you also need to complete the Termite & Timber Pest Management Course. This course will give you the necessary knowledge to inspect on termites within residential and commercial properties. Combined both of these pest courses and save $100 with our General & Timber Pest Management Course.

Western Australia

In Western Australia, building inspection licences are unregulated. Anyone can carry out a building inspection and due to this, clients often look for licensed builders or surveyors to undertake their inspections. It is not a legal requirement to do a building inspection course before carrying out inspections in Western Australia, though it is highly recommended. By doing the course you will be confident on the requirements of a building inspection and you’ll be able to fill out an inspection report correctly.

To gain a Full Pest Technicians licence in Western Australia you must complete a Certificate III in Urban Pest Management, AIT does not currently offer this course. If you want to apply for a provisional licence in which you are able to inspect pests but not control them, you must apply for a Technician’s licence. For this licence you need to complete the General Pest Management Course. Gain more information on what is required for each licence via this PDF.

Start the General Pest Management Course with AIT for $1195.

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