The Diploma of Sports Turf Management has been developed for individuals working in the sports turf area who have completed a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management and are looking for senior or specialist turf management roles.
Career opportunities, include:
- assistant manager
- manager of turf related areas
- golf course superintendent
- senior bowling green-keeper
- turf consultants
- owner operator of a turf specialist company
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology Sports Turf Science and Management
Studying the Diploma of Sports Turf Management at Holmesglen
Typically you will have considerable experience in your industry along with a strong sense of work requirements and management expectations.
Specifically designed for professionals aiming to further their career, the course will develop your ability to manage individuals in the workplace and/or to develop or review operational management practices.
Our unique approach to teaching includes assessment tasks that incorporate workplace projects so that you combine work and study, resulting in skills and knowledge that are immediately transferable to the workplace.
The strength of the course lies in its flexibility and the content related to the sports turf area.
When combined with workplace skills, this diploma will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable you to perform the function of an assistant manager or manager in turf-related businesses or local council settings.
At the completion of this course, you may be employed by golf courses, bowling greens, councils, and other related horticulture areas.
Timetable: 1 night per week (Fortnightly), Wednesday: 4pm to 8pm
To receive this qualification you must complete 10 core units and four elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Manage enterprise staff requirements
||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
||Work effectively with the Board of an organisation
||Produce computer-aided drawings
||Audit irrigation systems
||Design drainage systems
||Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces
||Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
||Manage trial and research material
||Diagnose plant health problems
||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
||Manage sports turf renovation programs
||Develop sports turf management programs
||Manage sports turf facility assets
| Code || Name |
|AHCBUS511||Manage enterprise staff requirements|
|AHCBUS518||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports|
|CHCMGT007||Work effectively with the Board of an organisation|
|CUAACD302||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|AHCIRG507||Audit irrigation systems|
|AHCDRG502||Design drainage systems|
|AHCTRF505||Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces|
|AHCCHM501||Develop and manage a chemical use strategy|
|AHCWRK505||Manage trial and research material|
|AHCPCM501||Diagnose plant health problems|
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program|
|AHCTRF506||Manage sports turf renovation programs|
|AHCTRF507||Develop sports turf management programs|
|AHCTRF508||Manage sports turf facility assets|
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.
Applicants must have previously completed a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management or an equivalent turf management trade level qualification.
Alternatively, applicants must hold a Certificate III-level qualification in amenity horticulture combined with two years' current work experience in a trade level role at a sports turf facility.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. This information will determine your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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 AHC51019 Diploma of Sports Turf Management
How to apply
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|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable 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 apply for each 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
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