Qualification details

AHC41110 - Certificate IV in Irrigation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC41112 - Certificate IV in Irrigation 21/Jun/2012
Supersedes RTE40203 - Certificate IV in Irrigation 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCIRG404A - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection programN/A
AHCIRG409A - Implement, monitor and adjust irrigation schedulesImplement, monitor and adjust irrigation schedulesN/A
BSBSMB403A - Market the small businessMarket the small businessN/A
AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkN/A
AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret resultsSample soils and interpret resultsN/A
SIRXMER002A - Coordinate merchandise presentationCoordinate merchandise presentationN/A
AHCIRG408A - Schedule irrigationsSchedule irrigationsN/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectivenessN/A
AHCOHS401A - Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesMaintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesN/A
AHCWRK403A - Supervise work routines and staff performanceSupervise work routines and staff performanceN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 46 Skilled Agricultural And Horticultural Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Irrigation 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Irrigation Installation and Service Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 46 Skilled Agricultural And Horticultural Workers 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the irrigation industry.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of the Irrigation Manager or Irrigation Contractor Skill Sets.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Diploma of 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:

Team leader

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 :


  • 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

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of ten (10) units made up of three (3) core units and seven (7) elective units.


  • a minimum of five (5) units from the elective units
  • a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma 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.



AHCIRG402A Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG403A Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks

Soils and media 

AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results



AHCIRG404A Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG405A Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations

AHCIRG409A Implement, monitor and adjust irrigation schedules

Merchandising and sales 

AHCMER401A Coordinate customer service and networking activities

BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

BSBSMB403A Market the small business

SIRXINV005A Control inventory

SIRXMER002A Coordinate merchandise presentation

SIRXMER004A Manage merchandise and store presentation

SIRXMPR001A Profile a retail market

Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


AHCBUS402A Cost a project

AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework

BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness


AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

TAADEL301C Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills