National code: AHC32419

Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

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Overview About this course

Grow your career with the skills and knowledge to install and maintain urban irrigation systems. Learn how to design systems to suit gardens and parks, how to monitor soil quality, and be able to sample and test drinking water.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Install irrigation pumps and pressurised systems

  • Troubleshoot system issues

  • Contribute to work health and safety and environmentally sustainable practices

  • Connect irrigation systems to water supplies

  • Weld pipes to create a pipeline

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Specialised skills to install, operate and maintain urban irrigation systems

  • Experience building and dismantling your own irrigation system

  • Taking and testing drinking water samples

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Current employment in the irrigation industry

  • Prepared to work outdoors

  • An aptitude for physical work

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: urban irrigation assistant, farm irrigation assistant, irrigation technology trainee and landscape garden assistant.

Licensing

Irrigation is not a licensed occupation. Though to work directly or indirectly with irrigation systems connected to drinking supply water will require a plumbing licence with NSW Fair Trading. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Irrigation Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 units of competency, including 9 core and 13 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Interpret irrigation plans and drawings AHCIRG342

  • Monitor soils under irrigation AHCIRG339

  • Install irrigation pumps AHCIRG340

  • Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems AHCINF304

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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