Qualification details

AHC32410 - Certificate III in Irrigation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC32412 - Certificate III in Irrigation 21/Jun/2012
Supersedes RTE31303 - Certificate III in Irrigation 09/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841999 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7129-21 Water And Waste Water Plant Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Irrigation 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Irrigation Service Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841999 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nec 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7129-21 Water And Waste Water Plant Operator 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in irrigation.

Pathways Information

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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


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

Packaging Rules

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 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes

Soils and media 

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media



AHCIRG203A Install micro-irrigation systems

AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

AHCIRG303A Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG307A Recommend irrigation products and services

CPCPWT3007A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

CPCPCM2007A Carry out levelling

CPCPCM2014A Carry out simple concreting and rendering

Merchandising and sales 

AHCMER301A Process customer complaints

AHCMER302A Provide advice on hardware products

AHCMER303A Sell products and services

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services

BSBSLS402A Identify sales prospects

SIRXADM002A Coordinate retail office

SIRXINV002A Maintain and order stock

SIRXINV004A Buy merchandise

SIRXMER001A Merchandise products

SIRXMER002A Coordinate merchandise presentation

SIRXMER003A Monitor in-store visual merchandising display

SIRXMER005A Create a display

SIRXRSK002A Maintain store security

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

SIRXSLS004A Build relationships with customers


AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK308A Handle bulk materials in storage area

AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices