Certificate III in Irrigation Technology - AHC32419


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles carried out in the irrigation industry.Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Operate and maintain moving irrigation system
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Sell products and services
  • Maintain meters for rural water supplies
  • Operate and maintain gravity fed irrigation systems
  • Install meters for rural water supplies
  • Maintain and repair irrigation drainage systems
  • Operate and control reclaimed water irrigation
  • Interpret irrigation plans and drawings
  • Write simple documents
  • Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
  • Construct and install irrigation delivery and stormwater drainage assets
  • Use engineering workshop machines
  • Implement an irrigation schedule
  • Monitor and schedule water deliveries
  • Provide service to customers
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
  • Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • Coordinate visual merchandising activities
  • Troubleshoot drainage systems
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Measure drainage system performance
  • Process customer complaints
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
  • Monitor and conduct maintenance on flow control and metering devices
  • Install irrigation pumps
  • Prepare and restore work site
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Conduct excavator operations
  • Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • Install gravity fed irrigation systems
  • Control stock
  • Install drainage systems
  • Use hand tools
  • Use infotechnology devices in the workplace
  • Locate, identify and protect utilities
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Manage spare parts
  • Operate irrigation injection equipment
  • Operate basic flow control and regulating devices in irrigation systems
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • Perform computations
  • Monitor soils under irrigation
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Undertake sampling and testing of water
  • Build customer relationships and loyalty
  • Recommend irrigation products and services
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Follow basic chemical safety rules
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
  • Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems
  • Advise on products and services

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ryde Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months

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