The Certificate III in Sports Turf Management will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a turf tradesperson.
Career opportunities, include:
- golf course foreman
Pathways to further study:
- AHC51019 Diploma of Sports Turf Management.
Studying the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management at Holmesglen
You will learn skills in the establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, the preparation of sports playing surfaces and the management of recreational and sports turf facilities.
You will also learn how to provide advice on turf irrigation, pest and disease control, and management practices.
To receive this qualification you must complete 18 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff.
If you have already completed other eligible units, these may be counted towards completion of your qualification.
||Contribute to work health and safety processes
||Operate machinery and equipment
||Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments
||Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
||Transport and store chemicals
||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
||Implement a plant nutrition program
||Renovate sports turf
||Prepare sports turf surfaces for play
||Operate and maintain chainsaws
||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
||Sample soils and interpret results
||Monitor turf health
||Install drainage systems
||Install pressurised irrigation systems
||Operate pressurised irrigation systems
||Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
||Construct turf playing surfaces
||Coordinate work site activities
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|RIIMPO335E||Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments|
|AHCMOM310||Operate land-forming machinery and equipment|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCTRF311||Renovate sports turf|
|AHCTRF306||Prepare sports turf surfaces for play|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL304||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
|AHCTRF310||Monitor turf health|
|AHCDRG305||Install drainage systems|
|AHCIRG345||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG346||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG347||Maintain pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCTRF307||Construct turf playing surfaces|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Apprenticeship: training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion you will receive AHC31319 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$4,441.50|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
Your contact details
eg: When does the course start?