Irrigation New Zealand


Become a specialist in irrigation management and enhance your career opportunities!

This course will help develop your knowledge of irrigation to improve your water use efficiency and reduce your nutrient losses, leading to cost savings and better environmental performance.It is a great way to demonstrate your employer’s commitment to world-class irrigation management.

The Certificate is designed for those working on pastoral farms who are or want to be the lead decision maker on irrigation.

Becoming an expert in managing irrigation will open a wide variety of job opportunities. With new environmental requirements around water management, irrigation specialists are in increasing demand.

At the end of this programme, you’ll be able to:

Determine the irrigation requirements for a property

Carry out effective irrigation scheduling

  • Make proactive decisions about the maintenance and replacement of irrigation equipment

Course details:

  • Course duration: 7 months. 3 assignments to be completed over the irrigation season. Estimated time commitment 5-6 hrs per month NZQA Level: 4
  • Note you will need to have access to an irrigated property, on which you can base the on-the-job evidence collection required for assessment.


What Certificate participants had to say:

“Great content. It’s nice to cover so many different aspects of the irrigation system. I definitely gained in knowledge and got new ideas to take to the farm,” Julien.

“Steve was very good. He took time to answer questions and would go back over something if need be. It was easy enough that I didn’t get lost but hard enough that it kept me engaged the whole time,“ Jake.