Recently, 14 employees from Ruralco water businesses started a 12-month journey to complete a Certificate III in Irrigation.
The course began with face to face training at Bibra Lake for several days, with the group learning modules that focused on work health and safety processes. This included monitoring soils under irrigation, installing irrigation pumps, implementing irrigation schedules, maintaining pressurised irrigation systems and recommending irrigation products and services.
Peter Weaver, Executive General Manager for Water and his team have been developing the course in conjunction with the irrigation industry group, IAL, specifically for Ruralco. The students will now head back to their businesses to complete online work and an assessment prior to their next workshop later in 2019.