Weed and Invader Plant Management – (12 CPD Points)

The aim of this programme is to build an understanding of the concepts and principles of weed and invader plant control; the classification and distribution of weeds; the identification characteristics of weeds and invasive plants; the classification of herbicides; and the management of weeds, woody plants, trees and stumps in various environments.

Course Description

This course provides guidelines on the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces including, but not limited to offices and workplaces, stairs, passages, foyers, entrances inside and outside (high touch points), lifts, fire escapes, toilet facilities, open plan areas, cloakrooms, sick bays, meeting rooms, training rooms, rest rooms, basement and garage areas, workshop areas, internal windows and glass doors, etc. in addition to vehicles, tools and mobile plants. Follow these guidelines, especially in areas reporting COVID-19.


Agriseta Provider Accreditation Number: AGRI/cprov/0192/08.Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training 2009/FE08/009.QCTO Accreditation Number: QCTO286-180618


Topics Covered

  • Defining weeds and invader plants
  • Legislation relevant to weed and invader plant control
  • The classification of weeds; the distribution of weeds; and their identification characteristics
  • The classification of herbicides according to their general mode of action and usage
  • Weed and invader plant principles, problems and control methods
  • The methods applied for weed management in turfgrass; woody plant, tree and stump management; road, power line and rail reserve vegetation management; and aquatic weed management.
  • The types of herbicide application equipment and control systems, their general use and care, and the procedures for the calibration of sprayers
  • The impact of herbicides on health, safety, and the environment

How does one qualify?

Purchase the Course

Purchase the Course and we will enrol you to complete the course online on our LMS portal and in your own time within 12 months.

Course Material

All course material will be provided on our online portal for you to view and go over in your own time within 12 months.


All assessments will be done on our online portal for you to complete in your own time within 12 months.

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Nko Sandile
Pest Safety Consultant, JHB

“Affordable course, very practical and informative while easy to study after hours, I now have my certificate and have started my own business”



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