Certificate iii in irrigation technology AHC32419 (TRADE LEVEL)




Units of competency

Virtual & F2F

Study mode


Duration (Months)

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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

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

A better future
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Units of Competency

  • 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
  • AHCIRG328 Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology
  • AHCIRG341 Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems
  • AHCIRG344 Implement an irrigation schedule
  • AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • 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 & Course Intakes

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


  • 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

Require assistance? Contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000

Payment options

Upfront Payment

Members rate: $7,645 incl GST
Non-Members rate: $8,745 incl GST
* contact Irrigation Australia on
07 3517 4000 to arrange Block by Block invoice

Payment Plan

Option 1 Dual Payment (default invoice): 50% of the course fee paid prior to Block 1 and the remaining paid prior to Block 3
Option 2 Block by Block*: Four equal payments

Members rate: $1,911.25 incl GST per block
Non-Members rate: $2,186.25 incl GST per block

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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