Part Time Day
Course Start Date
8 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This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a face to face part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation and work experience.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are an Apprentices and people entering the turf industry of sports turf management undertake this course.
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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays, from 8.30am to 4.30pm at TAFE NSW Primary Industries Centre. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCTRF301||Construct turf playing surfaces|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCTRF305||Renovate sports turf|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage systems|
|AHCIRG306||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCTRF202||Prepare turf surfaces for play|
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.
Primary Industries Centre
Coolamon Road, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601
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