Basics in Drip Irrigation


1 Half Day



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Virtual Classroom

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This course is intended to provide participants with basic concepts of drip irrigation, to familiarise the participants with the components of a drip irrigation system and their functions, and to provide an understanding of the basic operational and maintenance issues regarding this system.

Learning outcomes

Who is the course for?

Suited to participants interested in/already working in the irrigation industry who want to increase their knowledge on drip irrigation.

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Course Topics

  • Origins and concept of Drip Irrigation
  • How efficient is Drip vs Other methods?
  • Structure of a Drip System
  • Clogging factors
  • Data Gathering
  • Understanding velocities
  • Uniformity – Flow Variation (FV) vs Emission Uniformity (EU)
  • Pressure Compensated vs Non Pressure Compensated
  • Soil types & emitter spacings
  • Layout of laterals
  • Fittings – Risers & Takeoffs
  • System Flushing
  • Chemical Treatment – Organic & Inorganic residues
  • Surface vs Subsurface (SDI)
  • Landscape – Commercial & Domestic
  • Treated Wastewater
  • Horticulture, Viticulture
  • Greenhouse & Nursery (Protected Cropping)

How to Study & Courses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements for this course.

COURSE DURATION: 1 x 4 hour session

MODE OF DELIVERY: Virtual Classroom

RESOURCES: Participants will be posted resources


  • Zoom – use one of the links above to open the Zoom website. You will be required to download the program and register an Account (you will be required to create an account to access our sessions). This will take you roughly 5 minutes to do.
  • 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

Require assistance? Contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000


Justin started in the irrigation industry in 2000 and worked  as an irrigation dealer for 7 years. From there he moved to Netafim in 2008 – predominately in a position focusing on the Landscape /Reuse market mainly in the Metropolitan area of Victoria.

Around 2011 Justin’s position changed to incorporate the agricultural market overseeing the areas from Warrnambool to Gippsland. Justin has been working in this role for the last 10 years, which has incorporated working with dealers and end users to better understand and fully utilise and gain benefits from using drip – also covering best practice for design, installation and running of the systems.

Payment options

Upfront Payment

This is the full payment covering the course delivery
Members rate: $135 incl GST
Non-Members rate: $285 incl GST

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