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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It is recommended that participants:
- Be at least 15 years of age
- Have completed Year 10
This qualification may be delivered in a clustered, blended approach combining traditional classroom training, distance or online learning with work-based experiences, recognition of prior learning and allowable credit transfers. The classroom component of the qualification is customised to suit the individual client needs. The length and complexity of work-based training sessions will differ and be dependent on the progress of individual participants. Accelerated learning is open to all participants providing that they are able to demonstrate competency in all units required to gain the qualification.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of eleven (11) core units and five (5) elective units.
Total number of units = Sixteen (16)
- Eleven (11) core units
- Five (5) elective units
- 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
Three (3) units must be selected from the list below:
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
- AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
- AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
- AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
- AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
- AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Another two (2) units may be selected from the list, or from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in the AHC training package or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in sports turf management and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3.
For a full list of electives please access: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC31316
Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies, assignments and group activities.
Applicants may be eligible for User Choice Funding (Apprenticeship and traineeship Funding), with reduced pricing listed in the table below.
User Choice Funding Fee Table
Qualifications Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concessional) Student co-contribution fee (Concessional) RII20715 - Certificate II in Civil Construction $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour CPC30313 - Certificate III in Concreting $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour CPC30511 - Certificate III in Dogging $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour CPC30711 - Certificate III in Rigging $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour CPC30911 - Certificate III in Scaffolding $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour CPC31111 - Certificate III in Steelfixing $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour RII30815 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour RII30915 - Certificate III in Civil Construction (Streams 1,2.3,4,9) $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour AHC30916 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour AHC20916 - Certificate II in Sports Turf Management $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour AHC31316 - Certificate III in Sports Turf Management $1.60 per nominal hour $0.64 per nominal hour
CSTC offers competitive pricing for those who don’t meet the funding criteria, as listed in the table below:
|Service||Fee for Service Price|
|Recognition of Prior Learning||$2,450.00|
|Full course (Online/Classroom)||$5,190.00|
Please contact the CSTC office on 07 3373 8888.
HOW TO ENROL
Interested applicants should download a copy of the Student Enrolment Form, complete and submit it along with payment. Course prices listed on the website are subject to change without notice.
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- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
- Fees and Charges
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- Complaints and appeals process
- Student Support