Part Time Day
Course Start Date
20 Jul 2020
7 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This course is superseded.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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday 1 July, 2020||4:30pm||Join Information Session Here|
This is a part time day face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, 1 day a week, for 85 weeks / 2.5 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including unstructured/
unsupervised learning activities including private study, assignments, research, Studespace online assessments. (independent study, research, practice and assignments).
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
The target participants for this cohort are non-apprentice, mature aged learners who are employed in the Sports Turf Industry.
Learners enrolling in this qualification are drawn from the following Industry sectors:
Golf courses; Sports fields / Cricket wickets; Bowling greens; Tennis / Croquet courts; Race tracks; Turf farms.
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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 8.00am to 3.45pm. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Students need to purchase VETRES chemical application resource package for $45.00 from the College bookshop.
Australian Boating Manual, Dick Gandy, 5th Edition, ISBN 978-0-646-91680-4: $90.00
Personal Protective Equipment - cotton drill overalls, steel capped work books, safety glasses, ear muffs: $180.00
Black business trousers, black shirt, black leather shoes: $150.00
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 RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCTRF301||Construct turf playing surfaces|
|AHCTRF305||Renovate sports turf|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
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.Enrol Now
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