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  • AHC31316

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

At a glance

At a glance

Pave the way for a career in greenkeeping with this entry-level course that will set you up with the foundation skills needed to work in the sports turf industry.

Entry to this qualification is through apprenticeship or via RPL.

 

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Greenkeeper
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC31316 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in greenkeeping with this entry-level course. This qualification is for people looking to enter into the sports turf industry, are employed as an apprentice, or need to have their skills recognised. This will set you up with the fundamental skills required to manage turf grass surfaces in a wide range of sports facilities.

The number of vacancies in the greenkeeping space is expected to increase steadily in the next five years, with employers searching for candidates with a broader understanding of water management and sustainability.

Students who undertake this course will learn about occupational health and safety, turf establishment and maintenance, irrigation systems, and operation of specialised machinery. You will also learn plant nutrition, pest management, construct turf playing surfaces, and environmentally sustainable work practices. The hands-on training provided will ensure you have job ready skills and practices to use from day one.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to either start a career within the industry or push your current career further.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCTRF305
Renovate sports turf
AHCTRF303
Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCTRF302
Establish turf
AHCTRF301
Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCIRG331
Install pressurised irrigation systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK305
Coordinate work site activities
AHCSOL401
Sample soils and interpret results
AHCIRG306
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

This qualification is also offered through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process only.  Students interested in undertaking this qualification must have knowledge, experience and skills for this qualification and must already be working in the industry.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

 

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland