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Diploma of Sports Turf Management

Code: AHC51016 Cricos: 095910J

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Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

2 years part time

Duration

12 months

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

Our AHC51016 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 AHC51016 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.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Off-campus
  • Practical Work
  • Classroom

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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCBUS501 MANAGE STAFF Elective 140
AHCBUS508 PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS Elective 140
AHCCHM501 DEVELOP AND MANAGE A CHEMICAL USE STRATEGY Core 80
AHCDRG501A DESIGN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS Elective 120
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. Elective 120
AHCMOM501 MANAGE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT Elective 90
AHCPCM501 DIAGNOSE PLANT HEALTH PROBLEMS Core 120
AHCPGD501 MANAGE PLANT CULTURAL PRACTICES Elective 200
AHCSOL501 MONITOR AND MANAGE SOILS FOR PRODUCTION Core 100
AHCTRF501 PLAN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPORTS TURF PLAYING SURFACES Core 150

Recognition of Prior Learning

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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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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $6650 $15400
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $6900 $15650
Per year $18252
Per semester $9126
Materials fee $

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.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements


Academic:
Australian Year 11 equivalency
English:
Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency.

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.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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