Course Start Date
24 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Sports Turf Management gives you the skills you need to become a Greenkeeper or Track Maintainer. Learn from industry experts, develop your knowledge in specialist training facilities and cultivate a rewarding career in this specialist industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Establish and maintain turf
- Sample and test soil
- Construct sports turf surfaces
- Operate specialised machinery and equipment
- Manage weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders
- Implement plant nutrition programs
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of the natural environment
- A working knowledge of biological processes
- Research skills
- Ability to work safely
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A trade
- Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
- Track maintainer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Strengthen your knowledge with thse higher level study options:
- Certificate IV in Horticulture
- Diploma of Horticulture
- Diploma of Landscape Design
Demand for sports turf managers is growing as society places increasing emphasis on healthy living, sport and outdoor activities.
The NSW Governments policy to plan and develop more green space and urban parks to offset the effects of a warming climate has also led to an increase in the number of parks, gardens and playing fields being established and needing maintenance.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
This qualification is an Industry Endorsed pathway for Apprentice Greenkeepers involved in the maintenance of golf courses, sporting fields, bowling and racetracks. Non-Apprentices and those working in the industry are also considered for entry.
This is a Full time course. Delivery is a block release model, with students attending four days per week (Monday - Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm) for 8 or 9 blocks of study per year for 3 years. Kurri Kurri Campus has student accommodation with govenment rebates availble on application. The campus provides modern classrooms and excellent sports training facilities with a large range of specialist machinery and equipment.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours. It would be expected that motivated learners in this qualification would undertake four (4) hours of private study for assignment preparation and research during the course duration.
Kurri Kurri Campus has student accommodation with govenment rebates availble on application. The campus provides modern classrooms and excellent sports training facilities with a large range of specialist machinery and equipment.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study (prices are approximate):
- Wide Brimmed Hat (minimum 90mm): $10.00
- Workboots (WHS Approved): $100.00
- Sunblock (50+): $30.00
- Dust Masks: $10.00
- Safety Glasses (Australian Standard): $20.00
- Earmuffs or Earplugs (Australian Standard): $10.00
- Textbook, Workplace Evidence Guide: $50.00
- Textbook, AQF3 Chemical Applicators Licence (Smarttrain): $65.00
- 2 x USB Flashdrives (2MB to 4MB each)
- Writing material, ie: Pens and paper
- calculator (not mobile phone)
- scale rule, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500
- leather work gloves ? riggers gloves
- dust masks
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|AHCTRF301||Construct turf playing surfaces|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCTRF305||Renovate sports turf|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage systems|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
McLeod Road, Kurri Kurri
Phone 131 601
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