There are elements of the existing Pest Control qualifications that do not align well with industry requirements.

Pest control is a sub-group of Hunting and Trapping in the Support Services industry. It crosses over with two other Workforce Development Councils - Toi Mai and Toitū te Waiora.  

The existing formal qualifications do not have mātauranga Māori well embedded in them and are not aligned with the Predator Free 2050 goals of the Department of Conservation.