Certificate IV in Irrigation

This Qualification allows individuals to develop technical and supervisory skills and knowledge to become specialists within the irrigation industry.

This Qualification applies to irrigation installation site managers and managers of irrigation systems in the irrigation servicing, amenity horticulture and food and fibre production industries.


Complete twelve (12) Units of Competency comprised of:

One (1) Core Unit

Eleven (11) Elective Units

Core units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS401A

Maintain OHS processes

Elective units

Select a minimum of seven (7) Units from Group A.

Select a minimum of two (2) 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 III, IV or Diploma.

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

Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG402A

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG404A

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

add topic AHCIRG408A

Schedule irrigations

add topic AHCIRG410A

Select and manage pumping systems for irrigation

add topic AHCIRG411A

Construct and install a low volume irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG412A

Construct and install a sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG413A

Construct and install a moving sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG414A

Construct and install a surface irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG415A

Interpret and apply irrigation designs

add topic AHCIRG416A

Supervise low volume irrigation maintenance

add topic AHCIRG417A

Supervise sprinkler irrigation maintenance

add topic AHCIRG418A

Supervise moving sprinkler irrigation maintenance

add topic AHCIRG419A

Supervise surface irrigation maintenance

add topic AHCIRG420A

Manage a low volume irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG421A

Manage a sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG422A

Manage a moving sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG423A

Manage a surface irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG424A

Construct and install an irrigation drainage system

add topic AHCIRG425A

Monitor and control irrigation drainage systems

add topic AHCIRG426A

Evaluate water supply for irrigation

add topic AHCIRG427A

Plan and supervise on-site irrigation system installation and construction work

add topic AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret the results

Group B

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS402A

Cost a project

add topic AHCBUS404A

Operate within a budget framework

add topic AHCIRG303A

Measure irrigation delivery system performance

add topic AHCIRG428A

Provide irrigation sales and service

add topic AHCTEQ301A

Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems

add topic AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance processes

add topic AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance

add topic BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

add topic BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

add topic BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR404B

Develop work priorities

add topic NWP362B

Monitor, operate and control reclaimed water for irrigation

add topic NWP401B

Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures

add topic NWP410C

Coordinate and monitor asset construction and maintenance

add topic NWP425B

Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems

add topic PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects


    Pathways into the Qualification

    This Qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of AHC32412 Certificate III in Irrigation

    Pathways from the Qualification

    Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC51610 Diploma of Irrigation Management.

    Additional Qualification advice

    This Qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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:


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.