Higher Education - Cert IV and Diploma

The Diploma of Sports Turf Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as an assistant or manager in turf-related businesses or local council settings.

The Diploma of Sports Turf Management is recommended for those who have considerable turf industry experience and are looking to further their career.  The programme should only be undertaken by those currently employed in Turf Management and have completed the Certificate III in Sports Turf Management or Horticulture (Turf).


Specifically designed for professionals aiming to further their career, the program will develop your ability to not only manage a golf course or sportsturf facility, but also to manage individuals in the workplace and to develop or review management practices. Assessment tasks that incorporate on-site relevant projects that combine work and study result in skills and knowledge that are immediately transferable to the workplace.


AHC40812 - Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management
      completion of 5 core units and 7 elective units

AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  completion of 4 core units and 6 elective units

Core   Core  
AHCPCM402A Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program AHCCHM501A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems
ACHTRF401A Develop a sports turf maintenance program AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production
AHCTRF402A Plan and implement sports turf renovation AHCTRF501A Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces
AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability    
a minimum of 5 units must come from the below electives list a minimum of 4 units must come from the below electives list
Elective   Elective  
AHCBUS402A Cost a project AHCBUS501A Manage staff
AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals AHCBUS508A Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program AHCDRG501A Design drainage systems
AHCIRG407A Supervise on-site irrigation installation and construction work AHCIRG502A Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
AHCMOM402A Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment AHCLSC502A Manage landscape projects
AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes AHCMOM501A Manage machinery and equipment
AHCPMG408A Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs AHCOHS501A Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes
AHCPCM401A Recommend plants and cultural practices AHCPMG504A Develop a system for monitoring the pest management strategy
AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results AHCPCM601A Develop and implement a plant health management strategy
AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance AHCTRF502A Manage sports turf renovation programs
    AHCTRF503A Develop sports turf management programs
    AHCTRF504A Manage sports turf facilities
    AHCWRK505A Manage trial and/or research material
    BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
    SRXGOV004B Work effectively with the Board of an organisation