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Irrigation Industry
  • Introduction to irrigation equipment:
    Overview of equipment used in the agricultural irrigation industry – pipes, fittings, sprinklers, valves, filters and pumps- to provide a basic understanding of selection and operation thereof.
    D1-Information sheet
  • Principles of surveying and mapping:
    An orientation course to prepare prospective irrigation design students to understand surveying and work with maps. Minimum admission requirements: Matric with mathematical literacy.
    D2-Information sheet
  • Introductory Irrigation Design Course:
    Our flagship course on agricultural irrigation system planning and design, presented over 4 non-consecutive blockweeks. An additional blockweek can be completed if accreditation with the AgriSETA is required (NQF level 5). Minimum admission requirements: Matric with mathematical literacy.
    D3-Information sheet
  • Computer aided irrigation design with Irrimaker:
    Evaluating the performance of the different components of various types of irrigation systems, interpretation of evaluation results, and identification of maintenance requirements.
    D5-Information sheet
  • Evaluation of irrigation systems:
    Evaluating the performance of the different components of various types of irrigation systems, interpretation of evaluation results, and identification of maintenance requirements.
    D6-Information sheet
Irrigation management at farm level
  • Basic principles and installation of irrigation systems:
    Aimed at persons responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of irrigation systems in the field. Irrigation system components, installation, starting up, switching off and maintenance of systems will be covered (NQF level 1 & 2).
    M1-Information sheet
  • Irrigation scheduling:
    Aimed at persons responsible for irrigation scheduling at farm level or provision of scheduling services. Compiling irrigation schedules, data collection and supervision (NQF level 3).
    M2-Information sheet
  • Irrigation management:
    Installation of pipes, fittings and other irrigation system components. Supervising irrigation activities according to a scheduling plan and monitoring the efficiency of the irrigation system by means of data collection and interpretation. Evaluating the performance of the different components of various types of irrigation systems, interpretation of evaluation results, and identification of maintenance requirements (NQF level 4).
    M3-Information sheet
Landscape
  • Landscape irrigation installation course:
    Aimed at persons responsible for the installation and daily operation and maintenance of landscape irrigation systems. Irrigation system components, installation, starting up, switching off and maintenance of systems will be covered.
    L1-Information sheet
  • Introductory landscape irrigation design course:
    The course covers landscape irrigation system planning and design for residential and small commercial systems, presented over 2 non-consecutive blockweeks. Minimum admission requirements: Matric with mathematical literacy.
    L2-Information sheet

Dates & Registration Forms

Introduction to irrigation equipment - D1-Information sheet
Principles of surveying and mapping - D2-Information sheet
Introductory Irrigation Design Course - D3-Information sheet

D5-Information sheet

D6-Information sheet

Blockweek for AgriSETA accreditation (NQF level 5) -
D1

Inleiding tot besproeiingstoerusting en installasie

Introduction to irrigation equipment and installation

Tzaneen Registration form 6-8 Feb
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 20-22 Feb
Stellenbosch Registration form 6-8 Mar
Pretoria Registration form 13-15 Mar
Port Elizabeth Registration form 17-19 April
D2

Beginsels van opmeting en kartering

Principles of surveying and mapping

Pretoria Registration form 10-12 Apr
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 17-19 Apr
D3

Inleidende Besproeiingsontwerpkursus 

Introductory Irrigation Design Course

Pretoria Registration form 7-11 May
4-8 June
2-6 July
13-16 Aug
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 21-25 May
11-15 June
9-13 July
20-23 Aug
D4

Blokweek vir AgriSETA akkreditasie (NQF vlak 5)

Blockweek for AgriSETA accreditation (NQF level 5)

Pretoria Registration form 3-6 Sept
D5

Gerekenariseerde besproeiingsontwerp met IrriMaker

Computer aided irrigation design with IrriMaker

Pretoria Registration form 9-11 Oct
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 16-18 Oct
D6

Evaluasie van besproeiingstelsels

Evaluation of irrigation systems

Pretoria Registration form 4-5 Sept
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 13-14 Sept
D7

Gevorderde besproeiingsontwerp kursus

(Topic to be confirmed)

Advanced irrigation design course

Pretoria Registration form 24-26 Jul
Stellenbosch Registration form 28-30 Aug
Pietermaritzburg Registration form 10-12 Sept
 
NQF1 & NQF2:Basic principles and installation of irrigation systems. -
M1-Information sheet
NQF3:Irrigation scheduling. - M2-Information sheet
NQF4:Irrigation management - M3-Information sheet
M1

NQF1 & NQF2:

Basiese beginsels en installasie van besproeiingstelsels

Basic principles and installation of irrigation systems

Kakamas Registration form 5-7 Jun
Kirkwood Registration form 17-19 Jul
Nelspruit Registration form 21-23 Aug
Tzaneen Registration form 4-6 Sept
M2

NQF3:Besproeiingskedulering

Irrigation scheduling

Tzaneen Registration form 6-8 Feb
Nelspruit Registration form 6-8 Mar
Kimberley Registration form 13-15 Mar
Groblersdal Registration form 17-19 April
M3

NQF4:Besproeiingsbestuur

Irrigation Management

Tzaneen Registration form 17-20 July
Kirkwood Registration form 14-17 Aug
Empangeni Registration form 11-14 Sept
Landscape irrigation installation course - L1-Information sheet
Introductory landscape irrigation design course - L2-Information sheet
L1

Landskapbesproeiing installasie kursus

Landscape irrigation installation course

Stellenbosch Registration form 20-23 Feb
Durban Registration form 13-16 Mar
Pretoria Registration form 12-15 June
L2

Inleidende landskap ontwerp kursus 

Introductory landscape irrigation design course

Stellenbosch Registration form 13-16 Mar
Stellenbosch Registration form 17-20 April
Durban Registration form 15-18 May
Durban Registration form 18-21 June
Pretoria Registration form 10-13 July
Pretoria Registration form 21-24 Aug

 


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