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Offering Info

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

  • National Course Code: AHC31319
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31319-01V01-22RYD-018

Location – Ryde (Non-Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

3 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Sports Turf Management gives you the skills needed to become a greenkeeper. Cultivate a career in sports turf management while working for iconic sports venues across Australia.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Safely operate a variety of specialist sports turf machinery
  • Sample and test soil
  • Construct sports turf surfaces
  • Monitor and maintain plant health and nutrition
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to 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 provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A trade
  • Qualifications to apply for a chemical users licence
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Track curator
  • Cricket curator
  • Turf farm curator
  • Groundsperson parks and gardens

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Sports Turf Management

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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 as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

To successfully work within the sports turf management industry, you will need a Pesticide Licence, to demonstrate you have a safe and ethical understanding of chemical applications, handling and storage.

Visit NSW Environmental Protection Agency for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • Personal protection equipment, such as boots, hat, long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • Some knowledge of biological processes, such as plant health, pests and diseases
  • Basic computer skills to conduct research and use databases
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills, to a year 12 level
  • 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.

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 Greenkeeper after successful completion

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, combination course. You must attend approximately 7 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 3 years.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems
AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF306 Prepare sports turf surfaces for play
AHCTRF307 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF308 Establish turf
AHCTRF310 Monitor turf health
AHCTRF311 Renovate sports turf
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
ACMGAS308 Communicate effectively with clients and team members
AHCMOM301 Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities

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

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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

Ryde (Non-Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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