Greenkeeping and turf management is literally a growing industry with ample opportunities to combine your passions for horticulture, facilities management and sports into a successful career. Working in the turf management industry involves varied, outdoor-based work, including preparing seedbeds, establishing and maintaining turf, mowing, rolling and levelling turf, marking out pitch lines, setting up a variety of different pitches, courts and greens, and maintaining surrounding gardens. With over 14,000 job openings in sports turf management predicted in Australia alone in the next five years, your next office could be a world-class elite sports ground.Grow specialist skills in turf management for sports
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Sports Turf Management (Apprenticeship Stream) teaches a range of specialist skills including establishment and maintenance of recreational turf, preparation of sports playing surfaces, management of recreational and sports turf facilities, and advising on irrigation, pest and disease control. You will learn the latest technologies and methodologies being used by industry in 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. You may also have the opportunity to pursue internships at some of the world's most elite sporting grounds.Graduate stadium-ready with practical skills for a global industry.
This highly-regarded qualification is perfect for sports and horticulture enthusiasts, or existing turf management professionals looking to move within the industry and pursue a specialised career. You might work as a golf course or turf wicket curator, bowling greenkeeper, sporting venue groundskeeper or consultant, irrigation assistant, or looking after community facilities for local governments. Industry connections and resources will help you thrive within the industry and pursue opportunities as sporting clubs and facilities around the country or internationally.
This highly-regarded qualification is perfect for sports and horticulture enthusiasts, or existing turf management professionals looking to move within the industry and pursue a specialised career.
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.