full time / 3 years part time
full time / 3 years part time
Greenkeeping and turf management is literally a growing industry with ample opportunities to combine your passions for horticulture, facilities management and sports into a successful career. Working in the turf management industry involves varied, outdoor-based work, including preparing seedbeds, establishing and maintaining turf, mowing, rolling and levelling turf, marking out pitch lines, setting up a variety of different pitches, courts and greens, and maintaining surrounding gardens. With over 14,000 job openings in sports turf management predicted in Australia alone in the next five years, your next office could be a world-class elite sports ground.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Sports Turf Management (Apprenticeship Stream) teaches a range of specialist skills including establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, preparation of sports playing surfaces, management of recreational and sports turf facilities, and advising on irrigation, pest and disease control. You will learn the latest technologies and methodologies being used by industry in state-of-the-art facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic Sports Turf Management students are nationally and internationally renowned, winning awards including the Sports Turf Awards’ Graduate of the Year and multiple places in the Future Turf Managers program in the United States. You may also have the opportunity to pursue internships at some of the world’s most elite sporting grounds.
This highly-regarded qualification is perfect for sports and horticulture enthusiasts, or existing turf management professionals looking to move within the industry and pursue a specialised career. You might work as a golf course or turf wicket curator, bowling greenkeeper, sporting venue groundskeeper or consultant, irrigation assistant, or looking after community facilities for local governments. Industry connections and resources will help you thrive within the industry and pursue opportunities as sporting clubs and facilities around the country or internationally.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Either one (1) day per week or in blocks of five (5) days over three (3) years
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
This is a competency-based course where assessment is based on the your ability to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, oral activities, and third party reports
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCPMG302||CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||Core||80|
|AHCSOL401||SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS||Core||60|
|AHCTRF301||CONSTRUCT TURF PLAYING SURFACES||Core||90|
|AHCCHM304||TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS||Core||50|
|AHCMOM310||OPERATE LAND-FORMING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||80|
|AHCTRF305||RENOVATE SPORTS TURF||Core||60|
|AHCCHM303||PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS||Core||70|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|AHCMOM213||OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS||Core||40|
|AHCTRF303||IMPLEMENT A GRASSED AREA MAINTENANCE PROGRAM||Core||60|
|AHCPCM302||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||Core||70|
|AHCPCM301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM||Core||60|
|AHCIRG331||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|AHCMOM304||OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||40|
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Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
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