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Sports Turf Management

Diploma Of

Code: AHC51016 Cricos: 095910J

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Duration

full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management or equivalent.

Requirements

Certificate III In Sports Turf Management

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

Grow your career in sports turf management

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sports Turf Management expands your knowledge of sports turf management, offering the skills to manage the biggest and best sporting grounds around the world. The turf management industry anticipated to grow by 15% over the next five years, offering thousands of job opportunities for highly skilled greenkeepers and managers.

Combine highly-specialised knowledge and industry connections

Our industry-based based teachers will teach you how to design and develop systems for irrigation, drainage, water treatment and chemical use, how to plan and manage sports playing surfaces, how to diagnose and manage soil and plant health, and how to analyse and trial new materials. You’ll train at industry-standard levels, using our state-of-the-art facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic offers our sports turf management students the opportunity to join industry bodies essential for networking and career advancement, including the Victorian Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Sports Turf Association. You’ll also have the opportunity to be nominated for internships at elite sports grounds across the globe, and apply for the Future Turf Managers program, based in the United States.

Maintain an internationally in-demand career

Turf managers are essential to all sporting venues. A Diploma of Sports Turf Management will qualify you to apply for a broad range of roles across turf management for golf courses, cricket pitches, bowling greens, sports fields and turf farms. You might work as a golf course or turf wicket curator, a bowling greenkeeper, a sporting venue groundskeeper or consultant, an irrigation assistant or even within local government or independently as a consultant, specialising in maintenance of recreational turf, preparation of sports playing surfaces or recreational and sports turf facility management.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

As a graduate you will already be employed in the Turf Management industry, but will have extended freedom for movement within the industry and be qualified to work in 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
  • Turf Wicket Curator
  • Sporting Venue Consultant

Pathways

Upon completion of this course you may seek degree-level qualifications in horticulture.

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

Class Schedule

Wed and Thu - 1pm - 8.30pm

Assessment Methods

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 and assessment methods include demonstration of skills, test and assignments, folios, oral activities, third party reports and research assignments

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCBUS501 MANAGE STAFF Core 140
AHCPGD501 MANAGE PLANT CULTURAL PRACTICES Core 200
AHCPCM501 DIAGNOSE PLANT HEALTH PROBLEMS Core 120
AHCCHM501 DEVELOP AND MANAGE A CHEMICAL USE STRATEGY Core 80
AHCTRF501 PLAN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPORTS TURF PLAYING SURFACES Core 150
AHCDRG501A DESIGN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS Core 120
AHCBUS508 PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS Core 140
AHCSOL501 MONITOR AND MANAGE SOILS FOR PRODUCTION Core 100
AHCIRG503 This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to design irrigation, draining and water treatment systems. It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures. Core 120
AHCMOM501 MANAGE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT Core 90

Fees & Costs

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 1 November 2019. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$6350.00 - $14800.00
$8676 per semester
$17352 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

A 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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

  • to enrol in this course you must be employed in the turf industry
  • applicants should also have completed the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31316

Academic:
Australian Year 11 equivalency
English:
Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency.
Certificate III In Sports Turf Management.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400