The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology is a nationally accredited qualification in Australia, 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 install and maintain irrigation systems in a wide range of professional environments.
This course is fully compatible with irrigation systems and technology in New Zealand.
This course includes 22 units of competency delivered over four block training modules. The qualification will also entail 900 to 2400 hours on the job supervision accumulated over 2 years depending on level of prior industry knowledge before entering the program. Unit competencies can be viewed below or download the summary from the box on the right.
- 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 filed of irrigation, who are looking to kick-start a career in an essential growth industry with ongoing job opportunities.
Up Coming Course Information:
Intake: September 2022*
Location: Ashburton, Canterbury
Delivery: (4 blocks and virtual)
Block 1: 19 - 23 September 2022
Block 2: 30 January - 3 February 2023
Block 3: 22 - 26 May 2023
Block 4: 4 - 8 September 2023
Cost: $9,995 +GST
*This initial course is a pilot offered by invitation only. Future courses will be subject to the success of the pilot, with the possibility of a second intake starting as early as November. Should demand be high, spaces will be offered to IrrigationNZ members first.
Interested in hearing when the next course is available? Click here to register your interest.
Units of Competency:
Click on each unit below for full competency details or download an overview from the box on the right.
AHCINF304 - Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
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
AHCWHS301- Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK309- Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCCHM304- Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG328- Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology
AHCIRG341- Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems
AHCIRG343- Operate irrigation injection equipment
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
AHCLPW313- Undertake sampling and testing of water
AHCWRK305- Coordinate work site activities
PMBWELD301E- Join polyethene plastic pipelines using butt welding
PMBWELD302E- Join polythene plastic pipelines using electrofusion welding
Irrigation New Zealand and Irrigation Australia are proceeding with plans to finalise a NZQA approved Trans-Tasman workforce qualification recognition.