IAL operates Irrigation Training Australia, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing a range of industry related training courses and workshops that contribute towards nationally accredited qualifications including Cert II, Cert III, Cert IV in Irrigation. IAL also manage and run the 6-day workshop Irrigation Essential School providing our students with a broad range of training topics about the latest industry innovations, techniques and practises.
OUR RANGE OF TRAINING COURSES & WORKSHOPS
AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS SKILLS
This workshop introduces the skills needed to succeed in business and contains practical exercises to show you:
BASICS IN WIRING AND ELECTRICS FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
This is a half day workshop on the Basics of Wiring and Electrics for Irrigation systems involving both theoretical and hands-on components
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CENTRE PIVOT LATERAL MOVE
Centre Pivot & Lateral Move Irrigation Course
Centre pivots and lateral moves (CPLM) have the potential to offer greater control and flexibility of irrigation management. Growers are seeing the many possible advantages for their businesses including potential yield improvements, reduced labour, more control of soil moisture as well as possible fertigation potential.
On the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
This workshop covers:
The workshop includes both classroom and field activities.
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|Trangie NSW 23 & 24 May||Tamworth NSW 29 & 30 May|
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CONCEPTS OF DRIP IRRIGATION
A one day course delivering the Concepts of Drip Irrigation for those installing drip systems in landscape and agriculture situations. Proudly presented with the support of Netafim Australia
ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP
Applied Energy Efficiency
Irrigation Australia Limited is hosting this course for Irrigators broadly covering the content below and focused on Applied Energy Efficiency – The Carbon Management Master class Series.
The course is especially relevant to the following positions and job functions:
Applied Energy Efficiency course will be hosted by Carbon Training International who is the Registered Training Organisation leading the development and provision of Carbon Management, Carbon Accounting, Carbon Offset and Energy Efficiency training.
This course will help you understand the various energy efficiency opportunities available, as well as prepare you to build the business case to drive initiatives and deliver benefits across your organisation, e.g. power bill savings.
This 2 day course is based on 1 of the 12 accredited units which make up the Certificate IV in Carbon Management – CTICM303A – Evaluate Carbon Reduction and Renewable Energy Options.
Evapotranspiration Master Class
Irrigation Australia Limited is hosting this course aimed at researchers, educators, irrigation advisors, policy staff and postgraduate students.
More efficient water use through better knowledge and management of water applications to irrigated crops.
This two day Masterclass will give participants
Accurate calculation of the amount of water required by crops in Australia is essential to ensuring optimal crop growth and yield as well as making the most efficient use of irrigation water drawn from surface and groundwater sources. Current crop water requirement estimation methods are based on the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Guidelines that were revised in 1998. Recent improvements to this method have been demonstrated for Australian crops and this new method will be made available.
Participants will take home:
INTRODUCTION TO IRRIGATION - AGRICULTURE
Introduction to Agricultural Irrigation in Australia
This course has been designed by Irrigation Australia Limited to assist in the education and training of professionals who are new to the irrigation industries or seeking to improve their knowledge about Australian irrigated agriculture.
Industry experts will guide participants towards a basic understanding of the principles of irrigation to help them better understand the real irrigation industry and perform their jobs more effectively. The course has an established track record and has received excellence reviews from those who have participated from SEWPAC. The course covers topics such as:-
INTRODUCTION TO IRRIGATION - URBAN
This 2 day short course (or 1 day course in WA) has been developed to assist in the education and training of newcomers to the irrigation industry in Australia who want to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in the industry.
Industry experts will guide participants towards a basic understanding of the principles of irrigation to help them perform their job more effectively and to develop as professionals in the irrigation industry
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This training course delivers the following 3 units of competency, however, participants can only acquire these by completing the workbook activities outside of the workshop in their own day to day business routine and then forwarding the workbook to IAL for assessment.
THE "NEW" IRRIGATION ESSENTIALS SCHOOL
A six day residential custom designed Irrigation Essentials Training school for industry facilitated by Irrigation Australia, providing an in-depth irrigation training program which is assessed against nationally recognised Competencies towards a Certificate III in Irrigation. This program will be presented by highly experienced and qualified professionals who are actively working in leading organisations of the industry. The program also engages subject matter experts for specialised topics such as hydraulics, troubleshooting and basic irrigation design, to name a few.
This course will enable participants to provide a more professional service to people relying on the irrigation industry for advice, service and products.
Commencing Sunday 20th August (approx 5pm) with student induction and a welcome dinner. Followed by 6 days of comprehensive training and celebrated with a presentation dinner. Students depart at completion of the training (approx 4pm) on Saturday 26th August.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
By undertaking additional activities and assignments, participants are able to obtain Statements of Attainment for the following units:
Two Compulsory Competencies (to be completed online prior to the course)
Nine (9) further competencies over the 6 days
Three (3) further competencies to complete when students return home (21 options)
These units contribute towards the nationally recognised Cert III (AHC32416) in Irrigation (contains 14 competencies approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority ASQA)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Geoff Harvey, National Training and Marketing Manager - ph 0418 888 876 or email
Jodie Porter, Training and Certification Assistant- ph 02 8335 4000 or email
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Irrigation Hydraulics Workshop
Irrigation Australia Limited is hosting this course for people wanting to determine hydraulic parameters for irrigation systems.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be issued with the following unit of competency: AHCIRG402A – Determine Hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system.
IRRIGATION PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Irrigation Performance Evaluation Course
Irrigation Australia Limited is hosting this course which will assist Managers of Landscape and Turf Irrigation Systems.
This 2 day course trains people who are involved in operating or managing landscape irrigation systems to evaluate their systems for efficiency, adjust irrigation schedules if necessary, conduct basic maintenance on equipment and know when to get expert help.
The course may include the following.
The course involves both theory and hands-on practical training.
Completion of the course, as well as follow up assignments and activities, could be used for the achievement of 3 nationally recognised units.
Obtaining these units will depend on an individual’s skills, knowledge and experience.
Participants receive a FREE Catch Can Instructional DVD
Irrigation Pumps Course
Irrigation Australia are pleased to advise that we are continuing our Pumps training course in 2016/17. This will be a 2 day training course covering:
Upon successful completion of the course, and associated workbooks after the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the national recognised competency AHCIRG410A – Select and Manage Pumping Systems for Irrigation.
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IRRIGATION SYSTEM CHECK SPORTS TURF
This workshop is for people working with irrigation systems who need to check effectiveness of irrigation systems and adjust for best efficiency. This workshop is very much hands-on but does include some theory.
METER VALIDATION AND INSTALLATION
Irrigation Australia Limited is hosting this course for Meter Validators and Installers broadly covering the content below.
The 2 day courses will provide participants with two (2) units of competency towards certification for Meter Validation and Installation upon completion of the necessary assessment tasks
After the successful completion of the specific course based assignments such as completion of a written workshop assessment, supervise an actual meter installation, and provide a written journal of the installation with related images, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the 2 units covered.
The 3 day courses will provide participants with all six (6) units of competency and Statements of Attainment for each upon completion of the necessary assessment tasks.
“Some jurisdictional governments allow meters to be installed and maintained by non-certified persons; however in some States, a certified validator must inspect and approve the work prior to the meter being accepted for use”. Please check with your local government regarding metering requirements
In WA – please refer to the Department of Water – Guidelines for Water Meter Installation 2009
In Qld – the new guide to installing and validating non-urban water meters for unsupplemented water extractions in Queensland is now available at the Department of Natural Resources and Mines metering webpage. The ‘Water meter installer and validator guide for non-urban water meters’ provides general information on selecting, installing and validating a suitable non-urban water meter. A water entitlement holder must submit a ‘water meter validation certificate’ to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that is completed by a validator as part of demonstrating that they have an ‘approved meter’. The water meter validation certificate is also now on this webpage.
Applying for certification:
To apply for IAL certification to install and validate rural water meters according to the Australian Standards and as laid out in the National Framework for Non-Urban Water Metering Policy Paper , participants will need to demonstrate competency* in a total of 6 units listed under the National Framework. The 6 units are comprised of the aboveRural Water Supply units and the following 4 units:
The 3 day courses will provide participants with all six (6) units of competency and Statements of Attainment for each upon completion of the necessary assessment tasks. Participants can then apply for IAL certification (note this is an additional cost to the course fee)
Applying for Certification:
Participants can complete the 2 day course, and still apply for IAL certification (at an additional cost) Participants would need to complete the application form, the assessment tasks for the metering units (delivered over the 2 days) and obtain the Statements of Attainment. They would then need to complete a series questions related to the other 4 units, and provide third party verification. Download the Participants Instructions for applying MV Certification and the Evidence requirements with questions Evidence requirements with questions document that needs to be completed. Participants also need to supply Third Party Verifications for each of the other 4 units.
Once completed, the verifications and questions/evidence needs to be sent to IAL Head Office for assessment
Upon successful completion of the assessment tasks and/or third party evidence forms etc, participants can achieve the following units of competency
View Upcoming Meter Validation & Installation Courses:
2 Day Courses:
|MACKAY QLD 6 & 7 APRIL||Dubbo NSW 11 & 12 April||Bundaberg QLD 8 & 9 August|
|Paterson NSW 17 & 18 October||Shepparton VIC 30 & 31 May|
1 Day Refresher Course:
|Bundaberg QLD 11 August|
Subsidy Eligible Registrations:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR IRRIGATION TRAINERS
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) is a nationally recognised training and assessment qualification and It is the minimum requirement for a trainer in the national vocational education and training (VET) sector which includes formal training in a structured training environment, on-the-job instruction and workplace assessments.
IAL is a Registered Training Organisation and as part of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, an RTO’s training and assessment may only be delivered by trainers and assessors who have:
Irrigation Australia will be ensuring that all Trainers engaged by the IAL will meet the above qualification as a minimum. For further information please contact Geoff Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org