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Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32422 - QLD

Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32422 - QLD


Our Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32422 is a nationally accredited qualification, tailored to deliver a multi-platform learning experience, focusing on everything Irrigation. This qualification is considered the starting point or gateway, into the irrigation industry. This course entails everything you need to learn to operate and maintain irrigation systems in a wide range of professional environments.


Learning Outcomes

  • Extensive skills and knowledge in Irrigation design and installation
  • Product knowledge, including the latest irrigation technology
  • Reliable experience when it comes to service and consultation
  • The ability to operate and maintain irrigation systems
  • Experience working in Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial irrigation

Who is the course for?

Certificate III in Irrigation Technology AHC32422 is designed for candidates with limited experience in the field of irrigation, who are looking to kick-start a career in an essential growth industry with ongoing job opportunities and government support for eligible students

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG339 Monitor soils under irrigation
  • AHCIRG340 Install irrigation pumps
  • AHCIRG342 Interpret irrigation plans and drawings
  • AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCINF304 Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
  • AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

  • AHCIRG328 Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology
  • AHCIRG341 Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems
  • AHCIRG344 Implement an irrigation schedule
  • AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG348 Operate and maintain moving irrigation system
  • AHCIRG349 Recommend irrigation products and services
  • AHCWRK305 Coordinate worksite activities
  • CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices
  • CPCPIG2021 Design domestic urban irrigation systems
  • PMBWELD301E Join polyethylene pipelines using butt welding
  • PMBWELD302E Join polyethylene pipelines using electrofusion welding

How to study

Mode of Delivery

The Course will be delivered via a blend of:

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Face-to-Face
  • Online Post-Course Assessments
  • Workplace Activities

Course Program & Duration

The Course is delivered over 4 blocks within an 18 month period and must be completed within 24 months from enrolment.

  • Introduction: 1x 2 hour Virtual Session
  • Block 1: 5 days Face-to-Face training
  • Block 2: 4 x 4 hour Virtual Sessions
  • Block 3: 5 days Face-to-Face training
  • Block 4: 5 days Face-to-Face training

Virtual Classroom Sessions will be delivered in 2 consecutive sessions per week and run from 9:30am - 1:30pm AEST (Brisbane Time). The times may change depending on the location of students.

Face-to-Face Block training will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm (local time).

Course Schedule

Introduction - Virtual Delivery

21 November 2023

Block 1 - Face-to-Face

27 November - 1 December 2023

Block 2 - Virtual Delivery

Session 1 & 2: 5 - 6 March 2024 | Session 3: 26 March 2024

Block 3 - Face-to-Face

10 - 14 June 2024

Block 4 - Face-to-Face

14 - 18 October 2024

Entry Requirements

Students will be required to successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment at Certificate III level.

Students require Basic computer knowledge and skills in order to download course materials and complete online Post-Course Assessments. 

Course Fees

         Company Member              Individual Member              Non-Member  
Full Course        $8,350   $9,185   $10,103.50  
Per Block*   $2087.50   $2,296.25   $2,525.87  


*4 Blocks per Course   

Payment made by Individuals: In accordance with the 'Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015', the maximum amount of fees that may be collected in advance is $1,500. This means that if you enrol into a full fee-for-service qualification, you will need to pay by instalments. The first payment may be no more than $1,500 in accordance with the standards. This does not apply to companies or businesses who wish to pay the course fee upfront. Please contact IAL for further information on 07 3517 4000 or at [email protected].

Cancellation Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received more than ten days in advance of the commencement of the training course will be subject to a 10% administration fee of the course fee paid, unless the student is able to transfer to a future course, in which case no penalty will be applied
  • Cancellations received between 5 and 10 working days before commencement of the course may forfeit 50% of the course fee
  • Cancellations within 5 working days of the commencement of the course may forfeit 100% of the course fee, unless the student is able to transfer to a future course, in which case a 10% penalty may apply
  • By prior arrangement substitution of a student may be acceptable without incurring additional costs and must be approved by Irrigation Australia Training before commencement of the course
  • Non-attendance without notice will result in the full course fee being charged


Government Funding

User Choice Funding is available for eligible participants, click here more information.

How to Enrol

  • Download and read the Irrigation Australia Student Handbook
  • Click on the 'Register Now' button
  • Complete the online enrolment form that you will receive after you register
  • Ensure payment is made seven (7) days prior to course commencement
  • Resources will be made available to download after the online enrolment form is completed

Note:   If registrations have closed, please contact our office T. (07) 3517 4000 and speak to a member of our training team regarding enrolment under special consideration.

Monday, 27 November 2023 to
Wednesday, 26 November 2025
8:30 am
Company Member $8,350, Individual Member $9,185, or Non-Member $10,103.50

Brisbane QLD
2.00 CPD Points