Would you like to maintain sporting turfs around the world for a living? Our Certificate II in Sports Turf Management will teach you about horticulture and facilities management, so you can get the best start in your career.
See and maintain sporting turfs around the world
The importance of a meticulous green is paramount to the world of sports. Highly trained and competent turf specialists are an asset to all venues.
Have you always wanted to be the one to inspect the wicket, water the garden to precise standards, or keep the back yard green and green? If so, our Certificate II in Sports Turf Management is the course for you.
You can be that person managing single or multi-use grounds to accommodate the needs of professional athletes. The course is an ideal pre-apprenticeship course if you want to take that route, or simply make it a solid introduction to sports turf management.
Go green with Melbourne Polytechnic
Skills you will learn, even in the early stages of a Sports Turf career, include:
- Plant recognition
- Installing and operating irrigation systems
- Landscape construction
- Sports turf establishment and maintenance
- Pest and weed control
Industry connections and resources
Specialised training in the latest technologies and methodologies being used in the sports turf industry is taught to all students in state-of-the-art facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus. Progress from the Certificate II into an apprenticeship or non apprenticeship with our Certificate III in Sports Turf Management, going onto a Diploma to put you ahead in this exclusive field. The world is your playing turf!
Your career paths may include working as a groundsperson, greenkeeper, turf farm assistant, sporting venue consultant or an irrigation assistant.
Assessment consists of a demonstration of your skills, tests, assignments, oral presentations and reports.
Completion of the Certificate II in Sports Turf Management will give you credit towards the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management Apprenticeship and Non-Apprenticeship courses.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
CampusesEPPING, GREENSBOROUGH, FAIRFIELD
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
VETiS (vocational education and training in schools program) - one (1) day per week
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryPractical Work, Blended online, Classroom
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, oral activities and third party reports
MaterialsA list of equipment and reference material that needs to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course. Items will include:
- your own safety boots (steel capped)
- sun hat
- Hi-Vis vest
- good quality secateurs
- USB flash drive
- textbook and writing materials
Reference material is also available for loan
- you will need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills
- you should contact the Horticulture and Landscaping department to establish if this course is best suited to you
- if you would like to enrol in the VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) program, please contact the course coordinator for more details
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the Certificate II in Sports Turf Management paves the way for entry into the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management - Apprenticeship
Career PathwaysGraduates from Turf Management courses should already be employed in the turf management industry, but successful completion will allow for movement within the turf industry with an expanded range of opportunities
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations||40|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work||30|
|AHCLSC202||Low-profile timber or modular retaining walls||50|
|AHCLSC203||Install aggregate paths||20|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders||30|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||30|
|AHCTRF202||Prepare turf surfaces for play||40|
|AHCTRF204||Support turf establishment||40|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.