National code: AHC32422

Certificate III in Irrigation Technology

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Overview About this course

Gain more job opportunities as an irrigation assistant, irrigation installer or irrigation system maintenance worker with this practical course. Learn specialised skills to plan, install and build your own urban irrigation system.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Design irrigation systems and interpret irrigation plans

  • Install irrigation pumps and pressurised systems

  • Troubleshoot irrigation system issues

  • Connect irrigation systems to water supplies

  • Connect small pipes together to create a pipeline using electrofusion welding

  • Implement irrigation schedules and monitor soils under irrigation

Course outcomes

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

  • Skills to plan, install and operate urban irrigation systems

  • Experience in building your own irrigation system

  • Specialist skills that apply to a range of settings including urban, agricultural and horticultural irrigation

  • A pathway to further study in irrigation, agriculture, horticulture and agricultural business management

  • Potential credit towards a higher qualification

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

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

Entry recommendations

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

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • Current employment in the irrigation industry

  • An enjoyment of working outdoors

  • An aptitude for physical work

  • Access to a computer and basic computer literacy skills

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, landscape garden assistant, irrigation installer and irrigation system maintenance worker.


Irrigation is not a licensed occupation however, working directly or indirectly with irrigation systems connected to a drinking water supply 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 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 4 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

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