Keeping a green in top condition is essential to the world of sports. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Sports Turf Management offers the skills and techniques necessary to manage single or multi-use sporting grounds. Turf management is a growing industry, with an anticipated 14,000 job openings across the country in the next five years. This course is an ideal pre-apprenticeship course, and offers a solid introduction to sports turf management.Recognised excellence and industry-ready outcomes
Even in the early stages of a career in sports turf, you'll learn plant recognition, irrigation basics, landscape construction, pest and weed control and sports turf establishment and maintenance. You'll be taught by industry-based teachers, and learn the latest technologies and methods in our state-of-the-art facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic Sports Turf Management students are nationally and internationally renowned, winning awards including the Sports Turf Awards' Graduate of the Year and multiple places in the Future Turf Managers program in the United States.Grow a specialised and in-demand career
Competent turf specialists are an asset to sporting venues. A Certificate II in Sports Turf Management is the starting point for your career in turf. You can move into an apprenticeship, or you might take your qualification to work as a groundsperson, greenkeeper, turf farm assistant, irrigation assistant or sporting venue consultant.
Competent turf specialists are an asset to sporting venues. A Certificate II in Sports Turf Management is the starting point for your career in turf.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.