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Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

AHC32419 (Trade Level)




Units of Competency

Virtual & F2F

Study Mode

18-24 Months

Duration (Months)


Our Certificate III in Irrigation Technology is a nationally accredited qualification, tailored to deliver a multi-platform learning experience, focusing on everything Irrigation. This qualification is considered the starting point or gateway, into the irrigation industry. This course entails everything you need to learn to operate and maintain irrigation systems in a wide range of professional environments.

Learning outcomes

  • Extensive skills and knowledge in Irrigation design and installation.
  • Product knowledge, including the latest irrigation technology.
  • Reliable experience when it comes to service and consultation.
  • The ability to operate and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Experience working in Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial irrigation.

Who is the course for?

Certificate III in Irrigation Technology is designed for candidates with limited experience in the field of irrigation, who are looking to kick-start a career in an essential growth industry with ongoing job opportunities and government support for eligible students

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG339 Monitor soils under irrigation
  • AHCIRG340 Install irrigation pumps
  • AHCIRG342 Interpret irrigation plans and drawings
  • AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCINF304 Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
  • AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

  • AHCIRG328 Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology
  • AHCIRG341 Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems
  • AHCIRG344 Implement an irrigation schedule
  • AHCIRG344 Implement an irrigation schedule
  • AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG348 Operate and maintain moving irrigation system
  • AHCIRG349 Recommend irrigation products and services
  • AHCWRK305 Coordinate worksite activities
  • CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
  • CPCPIG2021A Design domestic urban irrigation systems
  • PMBWELD301 Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
  • PMBWELD302 Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines

How to Study

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students must have standard Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level.


  • Block 1: 6 x 4 hour Virtual Classroom Sessions*
  • Block 2: 6 x 4 hour Virtual Classroom Sessions*
  • Block 3: 5 days Face to Face training
  • Block 4: 5 days Face to Face training

*Virtual Classroom Sessions will be delivered in 2 consecutive sessions per week Virtual Classroom session run from 9.30 AM to 1:30 PM AEST (Brisbane Time). This timetable may change depending on the location of students. Face-to-Face Block training will run from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (local time). This course must be completed within 24 months from enrolment. Students who fail to complete the course within this timeframe and wish to continue will be charged a re-enrolment fee as per Page 15 of the Irrigation Australia Student Handbook V3.0 March 2020.

MODE OF DELIVERY: Virtual Classroom | Face-to-Face | Online Post-Course Assessments

RESOURCES: Resources will be posted to the student prior to the course


  • Zoom – We use Zoom for online training. You will be required to download the program and register an Account to access our sessions. More information will be provided on registration
  • Access to a printer or scanner to submit completed assessments (consider downloading a scanner app on your phone)
  • Web Browser: Windows 7 or above to access webinar technology and latest and previous versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome
  • Webcam and/or headset for joining the virtual classroom
  • Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Player 9 is required
  • Network connection: Minimum 512 kbps connection is required
  • Firewall: If you have a firewall or a domain filtering program, access to the domains listed below needs to be granted


  • Murarrie QLD – IAL Head Office. Unit 11 / 58 Metroplex Avenue, Murarrie QLD 4172
  • Ringwood VIC – Venue TBA
  • Bibra Lake WA – City of Cockburn. 52 Wellard Street, Bibra Lake WA 6163
  • Paterson NSW – Tocal College. 815 Tocal Road, Paterson NSW 2421
  • Woolner NT – Darwin City Council. 65 Bishop Street, Woolner 0820


  • Select any Block 1 & 2 course intake
  • Registration is completed through the respective course date link
  • Complete the Online Enrolment Form
  • Advise the training team which State you would like to complete Face-to-Face training
  • Ensure payment is made 7 days prior to course commencement
  • Resources will be posted to the student 2 weeks prior to course commencement


In accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, the maximum amount of fees that may be collected in advance is $1,500.This means that if you enrol into a full fee-for-service qualification, you will need to pay by instalments. The first payment may be no more than $1,500 in accordance with the standards. This does not apply to companies or businesses who wish to pay the course fee upfront. Please contact IAL for further information on 07 3517 4000 or at [email protected]

Upfront Payment

Company Members rate: $7,950.00

Individual members rate: $8,307.75

Non-Members rate: $8,745.00 

* contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000 to arrange Dual Payment invoice

Payment Plan

Option 1 Block by Block: Four equal payments

  • Company Members rate: $1,987.50 per block
  • Individual Members rate: $2,076.94 per block
  • Non-Members rate: $2,186.25 per block

Option 2 Dual Payment*: 50% of the course fee paid prior to Block 1 and the remaining paid prior to Block 3

Government Funding

Eligible students can apply for Government funding to study the nationally accredited qualification - Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32419.

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