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Irrigation (Agricultural) Online Course

From: $50.00 / week for 16 weeks

Duration 100 hrs / 12 months
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Careerline Certificate
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Do you need to improve your crop yields?  Correct irrigation set and management may be what is required.  Learn to management water on your property / workplace with improved efficiency and design.  This is a sound foundation course introducing you to the basics of irrigation design and management.

Course Aims: 

  • Explain the significance of soil in irrigation.
  • Explain how to determine when to irrigate in agricultural situations.
  • Manage irrigation in agricultural situations.
  • Explain the significance of different aspects of moving water including: drainage, pumps, filters, storage, recirculation, and re-use.
  • Select an appropriate irrigation system for a given agricultural situation.
  • Explain the principles of design for a simple irrigation system.
  • Design a simple irrigation system.
  • Oversee the installation of an irrigation system.

 

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

Detailed Course Outline

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Irrigation
    • Sources of water
    • Soil & water
    • How to improve water quality
  2. Soil Characteristics & Problems
    • Understanding soils
    • Different soils are suited to different purposes
    • Sodicity, pH and salinity
    • Drainage, infiltration and uniformity
  3. Estimating Plant Needs & Irrigation Scheduling
    • When to irrigate
    • Measuring water availability to plant
    • Rooting depths of plants
    • Irrigation calculations
    • Estimating water requirements of plants
    • Crop scheduling
    • Water volumes and duration
  4. Drainage
    • Waste water treatment using reed beds
    • Suitable plants
    • Drainage
    • Dams/Water storage
    • Improving soils
    • Erosion
  5. Types of Irrigation Systems
    • Traveling Sprinklers
    • Conventional Systems
    • Sprinkler Heads
    • Flood Irrigation Systems
    • Water Volumes & Duration
  6. Trickle Systems
    • Trickle Irrigation
    • Microjet Irrigation Provides Many of the Answers
    • Maintaining your Trickle Irrigation
    • Trickle Irrigation: Prevention Of Clogging
  7. Design Specifications
    • Hydraulics
  8. Pumps & Filters
    • Comparison of pump heads
    • Pumps & Pressure Systems
    • Controllers
    • Pumps
  9. Selecting the Right System For a Plant
    • Flood irrigation
    • Sprinkler irrigation
    • Trickle irrigation
    • Irrigation of vines
    • Efficient orchard irrigation
  10. Design & Operation of Systems
    • Cyclic watering
    • Pulse watering
    • Sprinkler spacing
    • Electrical factors
    • Electric automatic systems

When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.

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Course Tutor

Agriculture spans a wide variety of specializations.  Who your tutor is will depend on which area of agriculture you are studying.  Upon enrollment you will be assigned your own personal tutor who is there to support you throughout your studies.

How It Works

1. Learn Online

Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

2. Get Help & Support

Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

3. Receive Certificate

Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

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Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.