The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

  • Full Time
  • 7 Days
  • Irrigation Training Australia


The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32419 (Trade Level) qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required to become an irrigation installer, operator, retailer or technician for residential, commercial or agriculture industries.

Our courses provide an in-depth irrigation training program which is assessed against nationally recognised Competencies towards Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32419 (Trade Level). This training course will be presented by highly experienced and qualified professionals who are actively working in leading organisations of the industry. The program also engages subject matter experts for specialised topics such as hydraulics, troubleshooting and basic irrigation design, to name a few.

This course will enable participants to provide a more professional service to people relying on the irrigation industry for advice, service and products.


  • Improved skills and knowledge in irrigation design, installation and troubleshooting
  • Better product knowledge and understanding of the latest technology
  • Provide a more professional service to people relying on the irrigation industry for advice, service and products
  • Progress towards Certified Irrigation Professional
  • Progress towards a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Insight and leadership
  • Networking with industry colleagues


This course is designed for anyone with a minimum of three (3) months experience working in the irrigation industry who is looking at enriching their knowledge and expertise with the latest innovations and most advanced irrigation techniques.


By undertaking additional activities and assignments, participants are able to obtain a Qualification for the following 22 units:


Nine (9) Compulsory Competencies - 

  • 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

Thirteen (13) Elective Competencies 

  • 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
  • AHCMER304 Recommend irrigation products and services
  • AHCWRK305 Coordinate worksite activities
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MSTGN3003 Estimate and cost job
  • NWPIRR014 Install meters for rural water supplies
  • NWPIRR022 Maintain meters for rural water supplies
  • PMBWELD302 Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines

Our training covers all 22 units that make up the necessary packaging requirements from National Training Register for the nationally recognised Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32419. Along with course attendance and learning, there are workplace assessments, assignments, multiple choice and short answer questions that need to be completed for each unit to show volume of learning.


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.


The full qualification can be completed within 18 - 24 months from enrolment.


  • Virtual Online Training Sessions
  • Face to Face


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Australia’s peak national organisation representing the Australian irrigation industry in all sectors from water users, consultants, designers and installers through to educational institutions, government, manufacturers and retailers.


IAL is also the Australian representative body of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). Irrigation Australia is a member-based not-for-profit, organisation with its national office in Brisbane Australia.

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