This qualification provides an occupational outcome in green-keeping. 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 III 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: Grounds person or Assistant Green Keeper.
- Be at least 15 years of age or older and;
- Have at least a year 8 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
This qualification is delivered through a variety of methods including, face to face delivery or online presentation and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The RPL process involves providing the RTO 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 RTO, an interview with the RTO assessor will be arranged. This may occur at a place of the applicants choosing or at the RTO head office. This will allow the applicant to explain their evidence for RPL and the RTO assessor to question the applicant on their knowledge skill and experience.
After the interview the RTO 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 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.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
The course is made up of 15 units of competency. There are ten (10) core units and five (5) elective units.
- AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
- AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
- AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
- AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
- AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
- AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
- AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
- AHCTRF202 Prepare turf surfaces for play
- AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment
- AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
A maximum of five (5) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III 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: AHC20916 – Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies and group activities.
FEE FOR SERVICE PRICES
|Service||Fee for Service Price|
|Recognition of Prior Learning||$1,100.00|
|Full course (Online)||$4,230.00|
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should contact our friendly team on 07 3373 8888.