AHC31316 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management


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This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in greenkeeping. The sports turf industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Green Keeper or Groundsman.

The course is designed to cater the modern instructor, offering a wide variety of class formats and trainings.

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

    • Be at least 15 years of age or older and;
    • Have at least a year 8 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.

Delivery

This qualification is delivered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This process involves providing an Embark College assessor with information about an applicant’s work history, experience, previous formal/ informal learning and current work functions/ skill to determine their entitlement to the qualification.

Upon enrolment applicants will be provided with a RPL kit for them to complete in their own time. This will provide information on the types of evidence required to obtain RPL.
Once the RPL kit has been completed and submitted to the CSTC office, an interview with an Embark College assessor will be arranged. This may occur at a place of the applicants choosing or at the CSTC head office. This will allow the applicant to explain their evidence for RPL and the Embark College Assessor time to question the applicant on their knowledge skill and experience.
After the interview an Embark College assessor may conduct some site visits to confirm the applicant’s level of knowledge and skill.

If gaps in knowledge, skill or experience are identified, further training can be provided for the applicant to obtain the qualification.

Delivery
Delivery of gap training is dependent on each applicant providing sufficient evidence of their demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience. Gap training may range from an hour for a highly experienced applicant whereas it may take several day sessions for persons not holding any experience in a nominated unit of competency.
Credit Transfer
Prospective applicants may have successfully achieved units of competency in other qualifications. If these units apply to the national packaging rules for this qualification they will be credited towards the successful completion of this qualification.


Units for Qualification

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of twelve (12) core units and three (3) elective units.

Course content includes:

  • AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
  • AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds
  • AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces
  • AHCTRF302 Establish turf
  • AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • AHCTRF305 Renovate sports turf
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

A maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the turf industry.

For a full list of electives please access this link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC31310


Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.


Refund Policy and General Terms and Conditions

How to enrol

Interested applicants should call our friendly team on 073373 8888.


Fees and Charges

Funding Available

User Choice – these funds are provided by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment to fund apprenticeships and traineeships.  To determine if you are eligible for funding, please contact our Training Coordinator on 07 3373 8888.
Fees and Charges – Blended

Funding Type

Non-Concessional

Concessional

Fee for Service

$5,190

Not applicable

User Choice

$1,490 (approximate, determined by electives chosen)

$595 (approximate, determined by electives chosen)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available, please call our office on 07 3373 8888.

 

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