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Certificate IV in Irrigation Management





Units of Competency

Virtual & F2F

Study Mode

12 Months

Duration (Months)


Our Certificate IV in Irrigation Management is a nationally accredited course, tailored to deliver a multi-platform learning experience, reflecting the technical, supervisory and operational skills as an Irrigation specialist.

This qualification reflects the technical and supervisory skills and knowledge required to operate as supervisors and specialists within the irrigation industry. It applies to irrigation installation site managers and managers of irrigation systems in the irrigation servicing, horticulture and agriculture industries

Learning outcomes

  • Improved knowledge in all forms of irrigation systems.
  • A better understanding of irrigation products and the latest technology.
  • Extensive skills in servicing and consultation.
  • Skills required to provide professional insight and leadership.

Who is the course for?

Certificate IV in Irrigation is designed for candidates with experience in the field of Irrigation, who are looking at progressing their career in to supervision and/or management of irrigation professionals.

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
  • AHCIRG435 Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
  • AHCIRG436 Implement and irrigation-related environmental protection program
  • AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations
  • AHCIRG438 Select and manage pumping systems for irrigation
  • AHCIRG439 Interpret and apply irrigation designs
  • AHCIRG442 Supervise irrigation system installation
  • AHCIRG443 Supervise irrigation system maintenance

Elective Units

  • AHCIRG444 Manage irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results
  • AHCBUS407 Cost a project

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 IV level.


  • Block 1: 12 x 4 hour Virtual Classroom Sessions*
  • Block 2 (part 1): 5 days Face-to-Face training
  • Block 2 (part 2): 2 x 4 hour Virtual Classroom Sessions*

*Virtual Classroom Sessions will be delivered in 2 or 3 consecutive sessions per week Virtual Classroom session run either 9:30 AM – 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 12 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 provided electronically on completion of enrolment.


  • 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


  • Brisbane QLD
  • Registration is completed through the respective course date link
  • Complete the Online Enrolment Form
  • Ensure payment is made 14 days prior to course commencement
  • Resources will be posted to the student 2 weeks 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 invoiced in instalments, $1,500 prior to the commencement of the course and the balance of the training fees separately after the course commences. The 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: $4,500.00

Individual Members rate: $4,950.00

Non-Members rate: $5,445.00

Payment Plan

Pay two equal payments

Company Members rate: $2,250.00 per block
Individual Members rate: $2,475.00 per block
Non-Members rate: $2,722.50 per block

Government Funding

Eligible students can apply for Government funding to study the nationally accredited qualification - Certificate IV in Irrigation Management AHC41119.
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