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18 months full time
This delivery is for non-apprentices who will study completely on-line. Click here to see the apprenticeship delivery
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 AHC31319 (Non-apprenticeship) 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.
Our Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319 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 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 the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319 (Non-apprenticeship) 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.
When you complete Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319 you will be prepared for a career in sports turf management.
You may go on to study a Diploma of Sports Turf Management AHC51019.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
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.
|Transport and store chemicals
|Prepare and apply chemicals
|Install drainage systems
|Install pressurised irrigation systems
|Operate irrigation systems
|Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
|Perform machinery maintenance
|Operate machinery and equipment
|Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
|Operate tractors with attachments
|Implement a plant nutrition program
|Identify plant specimens
|Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
|Implement soil improvements for gardens and turf areas
|Prepare sports turf surfaces for play
|Construct turf playing surfaces
|Monitor turf health
|Renovate sports turf
|Contribute to work health and safety processes
|Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
|Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent 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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
A list of equipment and reference material that you will need to provide will be distributed at the start of the course.
You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety boots (steel capped), gloves, sun hat, Hi Vis vest, sunscreen, a USB flash drive, text book and writing materials.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.