Certificate II in Urban Irrigation

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in urban irrigation.

Occupational titles may include:

Irrigation technician.

The qualification has core and elective units of competency that include units common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry, as well as specialist urban irrigation units of competency.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

20 units of competency:

13 core units

7 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

7 units from the elective units listed below

2 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate II or III qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

add topic CPCPCM2039A

Carry out interactive workplace communication

add topic CPCPCM2040A

Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

add topic CPCPCM2041A

Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

add topic CPCPCM2043A

Carry out WHS requirements

add topic CPCPCM2045A

Handle and store plumbing materials

add topic CPCPCM2046A

Use plumbing hand and power tools

add topic CPCPCM2050A

Mark out materials

add topic CPCPCM2054A

Carry out simple concreting and rendering

add topic CPCPFS2021A

Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems

add topic CPCPIG2021A

Design domestic urban irrigation systems

add topic CPCPIG3021A

Set out, install and commission irrigation systems

add topic CPCPIG3022A

Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps

add topic HLTFA211A

Provide basic emergency life support

Elective units

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2047A

Carry out levelling

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPCM2052A

Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPCM2053A

Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

add topic CPCPCM3022A

Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

add topic CPCPRF2023A

Collect and store roof water

add topic CPCPWT3025A

Install water pumpsets

add topic CPCPWT3027A

Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

add topic CPCPWT3028A

Install water services

add topic CPCPWT3029A

Install water pipe systems

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements

Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Codes and standards

Plans, drawings and specifications


Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Uses industry-accepted visual communications, including hand signals

Reports and records routine workplace and regulatory information

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks

Produces designs, drawings and sketches


Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Works with others to plan and sequence tasks

Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Participates in workplace meetings

Problem solving

Responds effectively to hazards, risks, emergencies and first aid situations

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial actions and/or reports to supervisor

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Calculates water flow rates

Initiative and enterprise

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Designs domestic irrigation systems

Planning and organising

Prepares work area

Identifies and obtains necessary documentation

Collects, analyses and organises workplace information

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Carries out site inspections

Determines material quantity requirements and conformity to requirements

Determines installation requirements

Installs, commissions and tests as required systems and pumps

Determines roof water storage requirements

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management

Recognises obligations and accepts responsibility for own work and safety

Recognises quality requirements and completes work to expected standard

Identifies personal career development needs and sets own and team work goals

Participates in workplace induction

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment

Seeks support to improve work performance


Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques

Participates in workplace induction


Uses electricity and electrical equipment safely

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Identifies technological trends that may affect the plumbing and services sector

Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on tools and equipment

Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required