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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

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