AHC51610 Diploma of Irrigation Management

The Diploma of Irrigation Management reflects the role of an irrigation business manager. The course through elective selection can focus on business, retail, or operational or be more generalist. The course has application for owner – operators of a small irrigation firm, or a dedicated role in irrigation management in a larger enterprise for example in agricultural/horticulture production or organisation’s responsible for irrigated public open spaces.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or by completion of the Irrigation Manager, or Irrigation Skill Sets. Direct entry applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience in irrigation equivalent to a Certificate III or IV level.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Do you have work skills and knowledge that are not recognised by a formal qualification? You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning which will reduce your training time as well as the cost of the course. Discuss your RPL needs with an RMT training manager prior to enrolment.

Example course structure that will meet requirements of the Irrigation Agronomist Skill Set, and the Diploma of Irrigation Management

Core units

AHCIRG402A Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
AHCIRG501A Audit irrigation systems
AHCIRG502A Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
AHCIRG503A Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
AHCIRG504A Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan
AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production

Elective Units

AHCIRG410A Select and manage pumping systems for irrigation
AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations
AHCIRG505A Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program
AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients
AHCBUS504A Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a computer or the internet please let your RMT trainer know prior to enrolment.

Course Quick Facts

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Course Duration

18 months part-time

Available payment options

Full program $5500

Per unit fee $500

(refer to fee payment options and fees in advance policy)


Students will receive a folder with learner guides as well as access to RMT's online learning management system.

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