Meter installation and validation | includes 2 Years certification (CMI)

3 Days



Units of competency

Virtual & F2F

Study mode

3 Months


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Our Meter Installation and validation course is nationally accredited and offers candidates the skills and knowledge to become an irrigation meter installation and validation. This incredible course provides a hands-on learning experience and in-field assessment on candidates skill and knowledge in accordance with the Australian standard, when installing water meters in rural environments.

Learning outcomes

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to become responsible for installing and validating rural water meters. This course provides candidates with an incredible opportunity to gain a nationally recognised certificate.

Become a Certified Meter Installer and Validator

It is a requirement in most State/Territories that rural water meters must be installed and/or validated by a Certified Meter Installer and Validator (DQP). 

A Certified Meter Installer and Validator is an industry professional who can install and validate rural water meters according to the Australian Standards and as laid out in the National Framework for Non-Urban Water Metering Policy Paper.

How to become certified

After successful completion of the three day meter installation and validation course and satisfying all the competency requirements, you will become a Certified Meter Installer and Validator – CMI.

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Units of Competency

  • NWPIRR014 Install meters for rural water supplies
  • NWPIRR022 Maintain meters for rural water supplies
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • NWPGEN003 Apply the environmental and licensing procedures of the water industry
  • NWPNET002 Prepare and restore worksite
  • NWPNET011 Locate, identify and protect utilities

How to Study & Courses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements for this course

COURSE PROGRAM & DURATION: This course is delivered in two (2) formats:

    • Over 3 half day Virtual Classroom sessions 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM AEST (Brisbane Time) (Practical assessment to be completed in own time)
    • Over 3 full days Face-to-Face 8:30AM – 5:00PM (Local Time) (Practical assessment completed at the course and participant certified as a CMI on completion of the 3 days)
This course must be completed within 3 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 | Post-Course Assessments  

RESOURCES: Resources will be posted to the student prior to the course (Virtual Classroom Delivery ONLY)



    • 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

Payment options

Upfront Payment Including Certification

This is the full payment covering the course delivery and the certification.
Members rate: $1,925
Non-Members rate: $2,745

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