Certificate II in Irrigation

This Qualification allows individuals to develop skills and knowledge to work as field and support staff within the irrigation industry.

This Qualification describes the job roles of supervised entry-level workers in the irrigation industry. It covers the employment areas of irrigation installation and irrigation operations. Supervised entry-level workers in the irrigation retail sector can complete a retail Qualification with electives chosen from the units in this Qualification.

Additional Qualification advice

This Qualification is suitable for VET in schools programs.


Complete twelve (12) Units of Competency comprised of:

Two (2) Core Units

Ten (10) Elective Units

Core Units of Competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

add topic AHCWRK209A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

Select a minimum of four (4) Units from Group A.

Select a minimum of four (4) additional Units from Group A or B.

Select a minimum of two (2) additional Units from Group A, Group B and/or this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II or III

Selected Units must be relevant to job outcomes in the irrigation industry.

Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG204A

Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

add topic AHCIRG207A

Carry out irrigation site preparation tasks

add topic AHCIRG208A

Assist with the installation and maintenance of pumps and flow-control devices for irrigation

add topic AHCIRG209A

Carry out installation tasks for low volume irrigation

add topic AHCIRG210A

Carry out installation tasks for sprinkler irrigation

add topic AHCIRG211A

Assist with low volume irrigation operations and maintenance

add topic AHCIRG212A

Assist with sprinkler irrigation operations and maintenance

add topic AHCIRG213A

Assist with surface irrigation operations and maintenance

add topic AHCSOL201A

Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

add topic NWP210B

Perform basic water quality tests

add topic NWP222A

Operate basic flow control and regulating devices in irrigation systems

add topic NWP251B

Construct open earthen channels or drains

Group B

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCDRG201A

Maintain drainage systems

add topic AHCIRG214A

Install micro-irrigation systems for landscaping

add topic AHCMOM203A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic AHCWRK204A

Work effectively in the industry

add topic AHCWRK205A

Participate in workplace communications

add topic AHCWRK208A

Provide information on products and services

add topic CPCPCM2007A

Carry out levelling *

add topic CPCPCM2003A Carry out OHS requirements

add topic CPCPCM2004A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

add topic NWP203B

Plan and organise personal work activities

add topic NWP209B

Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications

add topic NWP215B

Install and replace basic volumetric metering equipment

add topic NWP226B

Prepare and restore work site

add topic NWP252B

Construct and install irrigation delivery and stormwater drainage assets

add topic TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


    Pathways into the Qualification

    This Qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the Qualification

    Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC32412 Certificate III in Irrigation.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Qualification.

Licensing Information

There is no direct link between this Qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding instructions and directions

Speaking clearly and directly to supervisor, customers and other workers

Reading and interpreting simple workplace related documentation

Writing to convey simple information

Applying numeracy skills to perform work role.


Working as an individual and a team member

Dealing with conflict in a constructive way

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team.


Developing practical solutions to deal with simple problems

Identifying problems and assessing the importance level

Solving problems individually or in teams

Using numeracy skills to solve simple problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Learning to work in a new situation

Dealing with simple problems

Referring problems onto supervisor for direction.

Planning and organising

Collecting and recording information

Using basic business systems for routine tasks

Carrying out directions with a demonstrated systematic approach

Working within clear project deliverables and timelines

Monitoring time against directed tasks and priorities.


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Listening and understanding

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements.


Interacting with technology through practical tasks

Setting up equipment.