Basics in wiring and electrical troubleshooting

Basics in wiring and electrical troubleshooting

2 Half Days



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This course will cover the basic skills and knowledge in wiring and electrical troubleshooting in automatic irrigation systems. Students of this course will be able to assess the operation, testing and repairing extra low voltage systems used in irrigation automation.

Learning outcomes

Who is the course for?

Suited to participants wanting a basic understanding of wire troubleshooting along with the essential tools necessary to address common problems encountered in the field. 

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Course Topics

  • Electricity
  • Multi-meters
  • How to read a meter
  • Irrigation control systems
  • Solenoids
  • Latching and AC coils
  • Sizing cables
  • Installing cables
  • Grounding
  • Lightning and surges
  • Decoder Systems

How to Study & Courses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements for this course

COURSE DURATION: This course is delivered over 2 half day virtual classroom sessions 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM AEST (Brisbane Time)

MODE OF DELIVERY: Virtual Classroom

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


  • 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


This course is presented by Peter Madden of Hunter Industries Australia.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the irrigation industry, both in the UK and Australia, majoring in:

  • control systems (particularly two-wire decoder systems)
  • pumping and pump control systems
  • technical support and troubleshooting of golf and commercial irrigation systems
  • design
  • product training

Peter works closely with the Hunter pacific rim team in his role and is a great technical resource. Feel free to contact Peter if you require technical support on your Hunter Irrigation system.

Payment options

Upfront Payment

This is the full payment covering the course delivery
Members rate: $325 incl GST
Non-Members rate: $495 incl GST

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