Hydrometric monitoring is a specialist skill involving measuring ground water and surface water quantity and quality.
Individuals need appropriate training in order to apply best practice and safety to these activities. This training can either be industry based (not nationally recognised) or recognised training.
Download AHA’s training strategy 2020 and Beyond.
This Introduction to becoming a hydrographer is designed to introduce a student to the broad concepts involved in the profession.
- Hydrological cycle
- Work environment
- Principles and Competencies defined
Hydrometric fundamentals and competencies
AHA is developing a suite of Hydrometric Fundamentals and Competencies deemed essential by industry. Currently 11 subjects are available, 10 can count towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Water metering in NSW
Open Channel Meter Validation in NSW: This industry course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enable a Certified Practising Hydrographer or suitably experienced Certified Meter Installer to confidently engage with an open channel meter owner to assess the compliance and accuracy of an open channel meter for the purpose of annual validation.
Students must have completed the Irrigation Australia Meter Installation and Validation course.
Nationally recognised qualifications
Delivered by AHA in partnership with Timber Training Creswick
The Hydrometric Monitoring Basics Skill Set and Diploma of Water Industry Operations (Hydrometric Monitoring) NWP50118 are available from AHA with our partner Registered Training Organisation.
Full details about Skill Set and Diploma
Irrigation Australia courses
AHA members are entitled to IAL member rates on all Irrigation Australia courses including the Meter Installation and Validation course.
Enrolled students access training material at the Student Portal