Sports Turf Management

National Certificate in Sports Turf (Management) Level 4

Think of activities and sports played on turf — rugby, cricket, golf, and more — and you’ll realise the importance of highly skilled sports turf specialists who keep the turf in peak condition. If you love sport and have an interest in plants, a sports turf apprenticeship could be for you. 

Course summary

Level

4

Duration

18 months

Start date

Anytime

Fee

$2700* Excl GST

 

At the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Maintain hand tools and service small engines
  • Operate turf machinery and equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of soil
  • properties and fertiliser
  • Drive a tractor and demonstrate
  • knowledge of tractor safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of turf botany
  • Monitor the weather
  • Operate petrol and diesel engines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of soil water management
  • Identify and control common pests, diseases and weeds
  • Survey turf areas
  • Supervise staff
  • Prepare a budget
  • Upgrade turf root zones
  • Plan a fertiliser programme and demonstrate knowledge of agrichemicals
  • Operate and maintain irrigation and drainage systems
  • Establish and maintain a turf surface
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nutrients required for turf and know how to fertilise areas.
 

Topics covered

Equipment maintenance and use

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Maintain hand tools and service small engines 
  • Correctly use turf machinery and equipment 
  • Drive a tractor and demonstrate knowledge of tractor safety
  • Operate petrol and diesel engines.
 

Soils

At the end of this topic you will be able to demonstrate knowledge in:

  • Soil properties and fertilisers 
  • Soil water management 
  • Fertiliser areas 
  • Nutrients required for turf.
 

Turf surfaces

By the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Establish and maintain a turf surface 
  • Understand the requirements of turf surfaces 
  • Mow turf areas 
  • Survey turf areas
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of turf botany.
 

Turf growth

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Monitor the weather
  • Operate and maintain irrigation and drainage systems
  • Identify common pests, weeds and diseases 
  • Upgrade turf root zones. 
 

Pests and disease

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Control common pests, weeds and diseases 
  • Plan a fertiliser programme and demonstrate knowledge of agrichemicals.
 

Management

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Supervise staff 
  • Prepare a budget.

*Programme fee is issued as three charges of $650 per year (inc GST)

 

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Take the next step towards growing your career or business. Call us on 0800 20 80 20 or submit your enquiry below.

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Keen to get started?

Take the next step towards growing your career or business. Call us on 0800 20 80 20 or submit your enquiry below.

Contact us