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Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

AHC32422 (Trade Level)




Units of Competency

Virtual & F2F

Study Mode

18-24 Months

Duration (Months)


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

  • Extensive skills and knowledge in Irrigation design and installation.
  • Product knowledge, including the latest irrigation technology.
  • Reliable experience when it comes to service and consultation.
  • The ability to operate and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Experience working in Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial irrigation.

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

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • 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

Elective Units

  • AHCDRG306 Measure drainage system performance*
  • 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
  • CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure pipelines**
  • CPCPWT3027 Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
  • CPCPIG2021 Design domestic urban irrigation systems
  • PMBWELD301E Join polyethylene pipelines using butt welding
  • PMBWELD302E Join polyethylene pipelines using electrofusion welding

*The delivery of these units is determined by the course location, as outlined below. 

Unit  Delivered in State/s 
 AHCDRG306 Measure drainage system performance  ACT. NT, VIC, WA
 AHCIRG348 Operate and maintain moving irrigation systems  QLD, NSW, SA, TAS

**prerequisite unit for CPCPWT3027 Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

How to Study

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. Students require Basic computer knowledge and skills in order to download course materials and complete online Post-Course Assessments. 


  • Introduction: 1 x 2 hour Virtual Classroom Session
  • Block 1: 5 days Face to Face training
  • Block 2: 3 x 4 hour Virtual Classroom Sessions
  • Block 3: 5 days Face to Face training
  • Block 4: 4 or 5 days Face to Face training based on course location as outlined below
Block 4 Training    State of Delivery
 4 Days  ACT, NT, VIC, WA
 5 Days  QLD, NSW, SA, TAS


Virtual Classroom Sessions will be delivered in 2 consecutive sessions per week and run from 8.30 AM to 12:30 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 – 4:30 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 may request an extension as outlined in the Irrigation Australia Student Handbook.

MODE OF DELIVERY: Virtual Classroom | Face-to-Face | Online Post-Course Assessments

RESOURCES: Resources will be made available on completion of enrolment


  • 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
  • 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


  • Brisbane QLD
  • Melbourne VIC
  • Perth WA
  • Paterson NSW
  • Darwin NT


  • Select a course based on your location
  • Registration is completed through the respective course date link
  • Complete the Online Enrolment Form
  • Ensure payment is made prior to course commencement

PAYMENT FOR 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 are an individual enrolling in a course and paying for it yourself you will be invoices in instalments, $1,500 prior to commencement of the course and the balances of the training fees separately after the course commences. This only applies to individuals. Companies and Businesses are required to make Full Payment of training fees prior to commencement of the course. Please contact IAL for further information on 07 3517 4000 or at [email protected].

Upfront Payment

Company Members rate: $8,350.00

Individual members rate: $9,185.00

Non-Members rate: $10,103.50 

* contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000 to arrange Dual Payment invoice

Payment Plan

Option 1 Block by Block: Four equal payments

  • Company Members rate: $2,087.50 per block
  • Individual Members rate: $2,296.25 per block
  • Non-Members rate: $2,525.87 per block

Option 2 Dual Payment*: 50% of the course fee paid prior to Block 1 and the remaining paid prior to Block 3

Government Funding

Eligible students can apply for Government funding to study the nationally accredited qualification - Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32422.

Refer to the relevant States pages below or Enquire here


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