5 Half Days


Advanced level experience

Entry Requirements


Study mode

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This course will equip students with a basic knowledge to plan and produce an irrigation design from base climatic and crop information, utilising IRRICAD hydraulic software. Students will be led through the layout and hydraulic design processes. IRRICAD operational commands and database product management will also be addressed to ensure the design is accurate. Plan finalisation and professional finishes form the final part of this industryrelevant course. Drip Irrigation and Sprinkler Irrigation designs will be central to the training program. You must have a minimum of 2 years experience in Irrigation system design/ hydraulics. Students will be required to use the IRRICAD Software. This can be sourced through your own IRRICAD Dongle or by using a temporary IRRICAD Licence through Irrigation Australia.

Learning outcomes

Who is the course for?

This short, to the point course is for irrigation newcomers who want to gain knowledge and understanding of irrigation in an urban environment and take one step closer to becoming a more versed irrigation professional.

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Course Topics

  • Basic design processes
  • Designing with IrriCAD
  • Database management
  • Irrigation system layouts
  • Drip irrigation
  • Assigning system flows to zones
  • Costings
  • Report and layout printing
  • Sprinkler irrigation

How to Study & Courses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Participants must have a minimum of 2 years experience in Irrigation system design/ hydraulics


This course is delivered over 5 half day virtual classroom sessions 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM AEST (Brisbane Time)

Participants will be required to use the IRRICAD Software. This can be sourced through their own IRRICAD Dongle or by using a temporary IRRICAD Licence through Irrigation Australia (see Course Fees for details).

MODE OF DELIVERY: Virtual Classroom

RESOURCES: Resources will be sent to the participant via email before the commencement of 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.
  • Two (2) monitor screens (one for Zoom, one for IRRICAD)
  • 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

Payment options

Upfront Payment

This is the full payment covering the course delivery

Members rate: $1,238 incl GST
Non-Members rate: $1,500 incl GST

IRRICAD Temporary Licence: $50 incl GST


Payment made by Individuals: 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 training@irrigation.org.au.

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