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

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Study Commitment

5 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This course is superseded.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.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


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
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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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