Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Technician's Assistant Certificate I in Rural Operations Technician assistant jobs are usually the beginning of a career in irrigation industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: basic metal work including setting for and assisting with welding; machinery and equipment operation; and routine maintenance.
Technician Certificate II in Irrigation A technician is likely to be involved in a wide range of tasks, working under limited supervision. Tasks could include: basic metal fabrication and repair; operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment.
Service Technician Certificate III in Irrigation A service technician is likely to be involved in a wide range of irrigation work, with various degrees of responsibility including: servicing and installation of equipment; coordinating the activities of staff; estimating materials, equipment and labour costs for a job; dealing on a daily basis with other industry people, such as farmers, equipment manufacturers and chemical company representatives.
Installation and Service Technician Certificate IV in Irrigation An installation and service technician usually has the responsibility for a number of workers and for the organization of machinery installation, testing and repair. Work undertaken may include: supervision of irrigation installation and servicing activities; staff training and supervision; budget and stock control; irrigation testing and repairs.
Master Technician Diploma of Irrigation A master technician is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing irrigation operations and business including: machinery and equipment operations; servicing and testing; staff training and management; marketing; business planning and management.
Rural Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A rural business manager has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the irrigation business is successfully managed. These responsibilities may include: business monitoring and evaluation; marketing and promotion; financial management; strategic planning; business management.