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Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

Course Code: AHC31310
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

Start date: 12 February 2018

End date: 20 December 2018

This course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the sports turf sector.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Part time - Apprenticeship/Trainee - 4 - Year/s


This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers
  • Maintenance or grounds keeper of recreational facilities

  • Prepared to work in an outdoor environment
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Physically fit
  • Employed as an apprentice within the sports turf industry

Course overview

This course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the sports turf sector. Appropriate for a person who wants to become a greenkeeper or groundsperson and is expected to take responsibility for some of their own work results, working either independently or part of a team.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee
  • Blended
  • Classroom

Key study areas
Introduction to soils and plant nutrition, turf establishment, care and management, pest and disease identification and controlweed identification and control, safe use of chemicals, first aid/occupational health and safety.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 4/09/2017 4:44 PM

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