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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.

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Industry training

Introductory training

Introduction to Hydrometric Monitoring is a course which covers topics deemed essential by industry for new or inexperienced river, stream and groundwater hydrographers. It does not cover Hydrographic Surveying. It is suitable for candidates who are employed with access to hydrometric monitoring equipment and software.


Hydrometric fundamentals and competencies

AHA is developing a suite of Hydrometric Fundamentals and Competencies deemed essential by industry. Currently 7 subjects are available and can count towards nationally recognised qualifications.


Water metering in NSW

Open Channel Meter Validation in NSW: This 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.


Delivered by AHA and awarded by TAFE NSW [Closed to enrolments]

Diploma of Water Industry Operations (Hydrography) NWP50715. It is no longer possible to enrol in this Diploma. Current enrolled students have until April 2021 to complete all course work.


Student portal

Enrolled students access training material at the Student Portal