Sports Turf Management Apprenticeships (Certificates II & III)

The Sportsturf Management Apprenticeship provides trainees with the skills and knowledge needed to work in sports turf based businesses such as golf courses, sporting grounds, local government, turf farms and maintenance contractors.


Over the course of the apprenticeship students 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. Students will also learn about pest and disease control, plant identification, irrigation, drainage and other factors necessary to the job in greens and grounds management.



AHC20916 - Certificate II in Sports Turf  Management  
    completion of 10 core units and 5 elective units

AHC31316 - Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
        completion 11 core units and 5 elective units

Core Units   Core Units  
AHCCHM201  Apply chemicals under supervision  AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation systems  AHCMOM304  Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM203  Operate basic machinery and equipment  AHCOHS301 Contribute to WHS processes
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs  AHCPCM301  Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG201  Treat weeds  AHCPCM302  Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders  AHCPMG301  Control weeds
AHCSOL202 Asssist with soil or growing media sampling and testing AHCPMG302  Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCTRF202 Prepare turf surfaces for play  AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF204  Support turf establishment  AHCTRF302  Establish turf
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes  AHCTRF303A Implement a grassed area maintenance program
    AHCTRF305  Renovate sports turf
Elective Examples    
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees Elective_Examples  
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry AHCDRG301              Install drainage systems
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCSOL201 Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices