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New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018

Acquire the specialist skills required to design technically efficient and environmentally sustainable irrigation systems. This certificate is suitable for people with prior knowledge and experience in irrigation. You will be required to design two different irrigation systems so will need access to properties developing irrigation.

At the end of this programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Work with the customer to best determine the irrigation needs on a property
  • Design the system most suitable to meet these needs
  • Plan the installation and commissioning of the new system
  • Prepare design reports, as-built drawings and an operation and maintenance manual

Assessment requirements:

  • A completed design brief for a property
  • 2 irrigation system design reports
  • A contract to deliver, as-built drawing and installation and commissioning plans for an irrigation system
  • An operation and maintenance manual for an operator
  • Worked examples and questions

Course Materials:

  • Evidence portfolio outlining all the assessment requirements.
  • Learning materials including worked examples, INZ templates and guidelines. Codes of practice and standards


There is a “Professional Pathway” offered which allows experienced individuals to obtain the qualification without the cost of attending the training modules and without technical support from INZ. This pathway still requires individuals to complete all the assessments on the same timeframe as the full course. Successful completion of the NZQA qualification will result in the title of “Certified Irrigation Designer” being able to be used.


Class training dates 2018:

Module 1: 18th and 19th Jan

Module 2: 26th Feb  – 2 March

Module 3: 15th and 16th March

Time: 8.30-5.30pm daily

Venue: Lincoln

Time to complete: 18 months

Programme level: 5 NZQA

Qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design


  • Full course: $7000 + GST. This pathway is aimed at people who have between 1 and 5 years experience in the industry. You will have to attend the 3 modules and you will benefit from technical support from INZ.
  • Professional pathway: $3500 + GST. This pathway is for experienced individuals with 10 years or more of relevant experience in the industry. To be eligible for this pathway individuals will have to provide evidence of their experience, such as CV and references. This pathway means individuals won’t have to attend the training modules and won’t be entitled to technical support from INZ. All resources and assignments will be provided and are required to be completed within the deadlines set for all attendees.


Click here to access the registration form: Irrigation Design Registration Form

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 24th November  2017


For further information on the registration process please contact:

Kate Mills 03 974 1425 ,

INZ office 03 341 2225




January 18, 2018
January 19, 2018


Ag Research Building
Corner Springs Road and Gerald Street
Lincoln, New Zealand
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