Diploma of Irrigation Management

The Diploma of Irrigation Management reflects the role of an irrigation business manager.


Packaging Rules

Completion of eleven (11) units made up of six (6) core units and five (5) elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificate IV or above 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.



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG402A

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG501A

Audit irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG502A

Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

add topic AHCIRG503A

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

add topic AHCIRG504A

Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

Soils and media

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSOL501A

Monitor and manage soils for production



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG505A

Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program

Merchandising and sales

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBCUS501C

Manage quality customer service


Manage store facilities

add topic SIRXINV005A

Control inventory

add topic SIRXMER004A

Manage merchandise and store presentation


Control store security


Manage sales and service delivery


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

add topic AHCBUS502A

Market products and services

add topic AHCBUS503A

Negotiate and monitor contracts

add topic AHCBUS504A

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

add topic AHCBUS505A

Develop a marketing plan

add topic AHCBUS506A

Develop and review a business plan

add topic AHCBUS507A

Monitor and review business performance

add topic AHCBUS508A

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM506A

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

add topic BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

add topic AHCWRK511A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCDRG501A

Design drainage systems


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK502A

Collect and manage data

add topic AHCWRK503A

Prepare reports

add topic AHCWRK507A

Implement professional practice

add topic AHCWRK509A

Provide specialist advice to clients

add topic AHCWRK510A

Audit site operations

add topic PSPPM502B

Manage complex projects

add topic PSPPM503B

Close complex projects

Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS501A

Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of the Irrigation Industry Agronomist Skill Set.

    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:

    Irrigation business manager

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

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources


Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements

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 OHS knowledge when using technology

Applying technology as a management tool