Advance your career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Sports Turf Management. Prepare yourself for management duties at golf courses, cricket pitches, bowling greens, sports fields or turf farms. Choose Melbourne Polytechnic to excel in your career as a Sports Turf Management Specialist. Give yourself the opportunity to manage some of the biggest and best sporting grounds around the country and abroad.
Global career opportunities in the sporting world arenas.
The importance of a meticulous green is paramount in the world of sports. Highly trained and competent turf specialists are sought after worldwide.
Gain skills and knowledge in a broad range of recreational and sporting facilities, from golf courses, to cricket pitches, bowling greens and racetracks.
The well regarded specialist skills that you will gain in this course, include:
- analyse and manage trial and research material
- manage staff and procedures
- design and develop systems for irrigation, drainage, water treatment and chemical use
- plan and manage the esatblishment of sports playing surfaces
- diagnose and manage soil and plant health
Industry connections and resources
Students will have the opportunity to learn the latest technologies and methodologies being used by industry in state-of-the-art facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus.
You will also have the opportunity to be nominated for internships at some of the most elite sporting grounds across the globe.
You will have the opportunity to become a member of the following professional bodies:
- Victorian golf course superintendents association (VGSA)
- Australian golf course superintendents association (AGSA)
- Sports Turf Association (STA)
Roles you will be qualified to apply for include
- Golf course or turf wicket curator
- Bowling greenkeeper
- Sporting venue groundskeeper or consultant
- Irrigation assistant
- Various roles within local government looking after community facilities
This is a competency-based course where assessment is based on your ability to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, test and assignments, folios, oral activities, third party reports and research assignments.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
Modes of DeliveryFlexible, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsIn order to enrol in this course you must be employed in the turf industry and have completed the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management.
Assessment MethodsThis is a competency-based course where assessment is based on students' abilities to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, test and assignments, folios, oral activities, third party reports and research assignments.
MaterialsA list of equipment and reference material you need to provide will be distributed at the start of the course. You will need your own personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety boots (steel capped), gloves, sun hat, Hi Vis vest, sunscreen, a USB flash drive, and writing materials.
Pathways to further studyUpon completion of this course you may seek degree level qualifications.
Career PathwaysAs graduates from these courses will already be employed in the turf management industry, successful completion of these courses will allow for movement within the turf industry and work in a range of opportunities such as establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, preparation of sports playing surfaces, management of recreational and sports turf facilities, provision of advice on turf irrigation, pest and disease control and management practices..
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCCHM501A||DEVELOP AND MANAGE A CHEMICAL USE STRATEGY||80|
|AHCDRG501A||DESIGN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||120|
|AHCIRG503A||DESIGN IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE AND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS||120|
|AHCOHS501A||MANAGE O.H. & S. PROCESSES||90|
|AHCPCM501A||DIAGNOSE PLANT HEALTH PROBLEMS||120|
|AHCPGD501A||MANAGE PLANT CULTURAL PRACTICES||200|
|AHCSOL501A||MONITOR AND MANAGE SOILS FOR PRODUCTION||120|
|AHCTRF501A||PLAN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPORTS TURF PLAYING SURFACES||150|
|AHCWRK505A||MANAGE TRIAL AND/OR RESEARCH MATERIAL||140|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.