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AHC31319 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

National ID: AHC31319 | State ID: BEY6

Learn the fine art of greenkeeping

Join the sports turf industry at a level where you will be expected to curate and manage a wide range of turf and horticultural practices. A considerable amount of outdoor and physical activity is required while you apply your skills to green spaces such as golf courses, bowling clubs and elite sports facilities.

Gain these skills:

  • Manage safety issues
  • Work with and maintain machinery
  • Irrigation operation and maintenance
  • Nutrient application and monitoring

Sports turf management is a unique course to SM TAFE and proudly boasts three previous students have won the Western Australia Apprentice of the Year in the WA Training Awards.


Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Applicants are required to provide evidence that they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled under an employment-based contract
  • Employed in a workplace which provide regular turf maintenance services (golf course, parks and gardens, bowling green or cricket grounds maintenance, school gardener.)

This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
Job opportunities

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Murdoch - Part Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 7 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Part Time
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Page last updated October 20, 2020