Irrigation Specialist Courses

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What does an Irrigation Specialist do?

An Irrigation Specialist customises irrigation systems for public parks and gardens or private residences. You might liaise with clients and design a system to meet their needs. Irrigation Specialists install and maintain irrigation systems and repair any issues that occur. You might also provide advice or consultations on the best irrigation systems for a range of settings.

Irrigation Specialists should have strong observational skills and keen attention to detail. You’ll need to enjoy working outdoors and may have to deal with a range of weather conditions. Irrigation Specialists should be able to communicate well with clients and understand their needs.

Irrigation Specialist Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become an Irrigation Specialist.

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How much does an Irrigation Specialist earn?

In Australia, a full time Irrigation Specialist generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Irrigation Specialist?

The number of people working in this field has increased over the last five years. There are currently 29,400 people working in the gardening industry in Australia and many of them specialise as an Irrigation Specialist. Irrigation Specialists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Irrigation Specialist?

A Certificate IV in Horticulture is a great choice if you’d like to work as an Irrigation Specialist. This course covers a range of topics including plant establishment, soil health, costing out projects and working within a budget. You may decide to further your studies with a Diploma of Horticulture.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within irrigation. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.