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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Irrigation Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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.
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