Certificate IV in Irrigation

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the irrigation industry.


Packaging Rules

Completion of ten (10) units made up of three (3) core units and seven (7) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units from the elective units

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the irrigation industry.



add topic AHCIRG402A Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG403A Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results



add topic AHCIRG404A Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

add topic AHCIRG405A Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations

add topic AHCIRG409A Implement, monitor and adjust irrigation schedules

Merchandising and sales

add topic AHCMER401A Coordinate customer service and networking activities

add topic BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

add topic BSBSMB403A Market the small business

add topic SIRXINV005A Control inventory

add topic SIRXMER002A Coordinate merchandise presentation

add topic SIRXMER004A Manage merchandise and store presentation

add topic SIRXMPR001A Profile a retail market

Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


add topic AHCBUS402A Cost a project

add topic AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework

add topic BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness


add topic AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

add topic PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

add topic TAADEL301C Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of the Irrigation Manager or Irrigation Contractor Skill Sets.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Diploma of Irrigation.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Team leader

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Testing assumptions and taking context into account

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Translating ideas into actions

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables


Determining or applying required resources

Managing time and priorities

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Using technology to organise data

Applying technology as a management tool