Certificate III in Irrigation

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in irrigation.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of two (2) core units and thirteen (13) elective units.


a minimum of ten (10) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV 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.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media



add topic AHCIRG203A Install micro-irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG303A Measure irrigation delivery system performance

add topic AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG307A Recommend irrigation products and services

add topic CPCPWT3007A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

add topic CPCPCM2007A Carry out levelling

add topic CPCPCM2014A Carry out simple concreting and rendering

Merchandising and sales

add topic AHCMER301A Process customer complaints

add topic AHCMER302A Provide advice on hardware products

add topic AHCMER303A Sell products and services

add topic BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services

add topic BSBSLS402A Identify sales prospects

add topic SIRXADM002A Coordinate retail office

add topic SIRXINV002A Maintain and order stock

add topic SIRXINV004A Buy merchandise

add topic SIRXMER001A Merchandise products

add topic SIRXMER002A Coordinate merchandise presentation

add topic SIRXMER003A Monitor in-store visual merchandising display

add topic SIRXMER005A Create a display

add topic SIRXRSK002A Maintain store security

add topic SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

add topic SIRXSLS004A Build relationships with customers


add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK308A Handle bulk materials in storage area

add topic AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or on completion of Irrigation Industry Skill Sets.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in 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:

    Irrigation installer

    Irrigation retail sales assistant

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:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation.

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Establishing/using networks


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

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Testing assumptions and taking context into account

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

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


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Listening and understanding

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation.

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team