Irrigation New Zealand

This NZQA level 4 course is for industry professionals to undertake full irrigation performance evaluations. This will allow you to undertake audit level evaluations to better support your client in achieving Good Management Practice and farm plan compliance. This course runs for a total of seven months, over which, students will be required to complete:

  • Pre-course reading and assessment (via e-learning)
  • 3 Day training school where students will complete;
    • Basic pumping and hydraulics and review of pre course learning
    • 4 different irrigation system evaluations with the support of the trainer
    • Analyse as a group the gathered performance data
    • Discuss report writing  that specify GMP benchmarks, System Performance issues, and make recommendations based on analysed data
  • Complete 2 assignments post training- full evaluations required for two different system types

The course is worth 40 credits which equates to approximately 400 learning hours to complete.

Course materials:

  • Irrigation New Zealand online learning content for irrigation scheduling
  • The New Zealand Performance Assessment Code of Practice
  • Assignment information
  • Access to Irrig8, the full evaluation software package

There is an expectation that learners have a good base knowledge of irrigation system types and basic design principles. Places are limited to 12 people per course

Bay of Plenty Course details August 2022 - Registrations Open - Last Chance for Fees Free!*

This course, held in the Bay of Plenty, will start at the end of May with the three day block course taking place in August. Course assessments will be completed by December 2022.

  • Class training dates –3 Days,  Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th August 2022 
  • Venue – Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
  • Cost - usually $3000 +GST, free with approved TTAF funding*

Click here to register for the Bay of Plenty course.

Northland Course details July 2022- Registrations Open- Last Chance for Fees Free!*

This course, held in the Northland, will start at the end of May with the three day block course taking place in July. Course assessments will be completed by December 2022.

  • Class training dates –3 Days,  Tuesday 5th - Thursday 7th July 2022 
  • Venue – Kaitaia, Northland
  • Cost - usually $3000 +GST, free with approved TTAF funding*

Click here to register for the Northland course.

Canterbury Course details May 2022 - Registration Closed

  • Class training dates –3 Days,  Tuesday May 17th -  Thursday May 19th 
  • Venue – Rolleston, Canterbury
  • Cost -usually $3000 +GST, free with approved TTAF funding*

*The Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment is approved by the Tertiary Education Commission for the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (free trades training). This funding is currently available to cover course fees for those students working in New Zealand until December 2022 (conditions apply and funding criteria is subject to change)

*Fee clawback - if you withdraw from the course within the first 90 days and before completing at least 10 credits out of the 40 course total, the Tertiary Education Commission may claw back the fees they have paid from you/your employer.