12 months full time
12 months full time
Australian Year 11 equivalency. Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0.
Sports turf management involves the preparation and management of grassed playing surfaces. Many employment sectors require sports turf managers, including golf courses, bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket wickets, playing fields, ovals and racecourses. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31316 teaches the specialist skills essential to thrive in this growing industry. With hundreds of sporting greens in Australia and thousands more around the world, sports turf management combines a love of sports with a passion for gardening into a lifelong career.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31316 teaches a specialist skill set, including the establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, preparation of sports playing surfaces, management of recreational and sports turf facilities, turf irrigation and pest and disease control. You will learn how to use the latest technologies and methodologies being used by the industry at Melbourne Polytechnic’s state-of-the-art facilities. You will also have the opportunity to pursue internships at some of the world’s most elite sporting grounds. Join Melbourne Polytechnic’s community of nationally and internationally renowned sports turf specialists, including multiple Sports Turf Awards’ Graduates of the Year, and multiple alumni who have gone on to participate in the Future Turf Managers program in the United States.
When you complete Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31316 you will be prepared for a career in sports turf management. You might work as a golf course or turf wicket curator, bowling greenkeeper, sporting venue groundskeeper or consultant, irrigation assistant, or a varied role within local government looking after community facilities. This is a widely-recognised qualification in the industry, and you will have the opportunity to become a member of a range of professional bodies in the golf course and sports turf management industries.
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This is a competency-based course where assessment is based on the your ability to achieve unit outcomes. Assessment 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.
|AHCCHM303||PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS||Core||70|
|AHCCHM304||TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS||Core||50|
|AHCDRG301||INSTALL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||Core||50|
|AHCIRG331||INSTALL PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|AHCIRG332||OPERATE PRESSURISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Core||50|
|AHCMOM304||OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||Core||40|
|AHCPCM301||IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM||Core||60|
|AHCPCM302||PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE||Core||70|
|AHCPMG302||CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS||Core||80|
|AHCSOL401||SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS||Core||60|
|AHCTRF301||CONSTRUCT TURF PLAYING SURFACES||Core||90|
|AHCTRF303||IMPLEMENT A GRASSED AREA MAINTENANCE PROGRAM||Core||60|
|AHCTRF305||RENOVATE SPORTS TURF||Core||60|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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Concession fees are charged at 20% of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
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