Offering Info

Certificate III in Irrigation

  • National Course Code: AHC32416
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC32416-01V01-20RYD-477

Location – Ryde (Traineeship)

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required to become installation or operations technicians within the irrigation industry.

It applies to skilled workers who carry out installation and operations job roles in the irrigation servicing, horticulture and agriculture industries.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • a trainee who is employed in the irrigation industry.
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to have suitable levels of Literacy and Numeracy skills and also have access to the tools and equipment to practice your skills outside of your regular class attendance time.
  • You will also need to have access to a computer or device and allow time to study the online notes and resources available.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Monday, 9 December 2019 Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm Location: Ryde Campus, Building A, Level 5, Auditorium

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm Location: Ryde Campus, Building A, Level 5, Auditorium


This is a part-time evening, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 24 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed study for assignments and online quiz submissions and perform practical exercises to gain experience.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are trainees employed in the urban irrigation industry.


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide your own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including Work boots, appropriate protective clothing, safety glasses, gloves, ear muffs and dust masks. You will also need to provide a metric tape measure, a scale ruler, pens, pencils, paper and a folder or similar to record class notes and have access to personal computing equipment.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more:

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
AHCIRG308 Monitor soils under irrigation
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
AHCIRG327 Implement an irrigation schedule
AHCIRG309 Install irrigation pumps
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
CPCPIG2021A Design domestic urban irrigation systems
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCINF304 Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG315 Interpret irrigation plans and drawings
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601

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