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Offering Info

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

  • National Course Code: AHC31316
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31316-01V01-20WLB-110

Location – Wollongbar (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11.7 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • Greenkeeper
  • 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the sports turf management industry evidenced by a letter from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices taking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Some knowledge of biological processes
  • Basic computer skills to conduct research and use databases
  • Good computer literacy
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • A reasonable level of fitness to use wheelbarrows, do repetitive lifting and be on your feet for long periods

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Sports Turf Manager after successful completion

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 7.4 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assignments, projects and worksheets.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Like working in a mixture of indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Have an interest in plants and the environment.

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.

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

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. 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

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
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
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Greenkeeper
Track Maintainer

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.

Course Location

Wollongbar
Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601

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