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AHC31316 - Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

What is the course about?

This qualification is part of the Horticulture Training Package, Turf stream. It provides training for people who need to acquire the skills & knowledge needed to establish & maintain turf grass areas & associated plantings on recreational facilities such as bowling greens, golf courses, tennis courts, cricket wickets & race tracks.
Job titles may include: Green keeper, Groundsman

 

What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to work in the turf industry in the preparation & maintenance of these surfaces.
This qualification will help you develop the skills & knowledge to:

  • Prepare surfaces for use
  • Renovate grassed areas
  • Turf construction
  • Pest & weed control
  • Installation & maintenance of irrigation & drainage systems
  • Management of turf health
  • Planning sports turf surfaces

 

How long is it going to take?

The course length is 36 months (3 years). But this can be shortened depending on your current skills which can go towards recognition of prior learning (RPL).

 

How is the qualification delivered?

If you are currently employed in Horticulture, training can be delivered through a “Traineeship”. The trainers come to your workplace & use your practical work experience combined with the bookwork to help you achieve your certificate.

If you are currently not employed in Horticulture, ARO can still help you. Please contact us to discuss your options.

 

What does the course contain?

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

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • 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.

CORE

AHCIRG302  Install irrigation systems
AHCMOM304  Operate machinery & equipment
AHCWHS301  Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM301  Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302  Provide information on plants & their culture
AHCPMG301  Control weeds
AHCPMG302  Control plant pests, diseases & disorders
AHCTRF301  Construct turf playing surfaces
AHCTRF302  Establish turf
AHCTRF303  Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCTRF305  Renovate sports turf
AHCWRK313  Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

AHCTRF304 Monitor turf health
AHCSOL302 Construct a soil profile
AHCCHM303 Prepare & apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle & store chemicals

 

The following table is a suggested list of subjects that can act as a guide for students to follow.

Name of RTO ARO Educational Services  
Delivery period
Code & title of qualification AHC31316 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
Units of competency Code Title Core/
Elective
AHCIRG302  Install irrigation systems

Core

AHCMOM304  Operate machinery & equipment

Core

AHCWHS301  Contribute to work health and safety processes

Core

AHCPCM301  Implement a plant nutrition program

Core

AHCPCM302  Provide information on plants & their culture

Core

AHCPMG301  Control weeds

Core

AHCPMG302  Control plant pests, diseases & disorders

Core

AHCTRF301  Construct turf playing surfaces

Core

AHCTRF302  Establish turf

Core

AHCTRF303  Implement a grassed area maintenance program

Core

AHCTRF305  Renovate sports turf

Core

AHCWRK313  Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Core

AHCIRG302  Install irrigation systems

Core

AHCMOM304  Operate machinery & equipment

Core

AHCTRF304 Monitor turf health

elective

AHCSOL302 Construct a soil profile

elective

AHCCHM303 Prepare & apply chemicals

elective

Client(s): Target group are primarily engaged in a horticulture industry environment, carrying out a wide range of tasks under limited supervision. Target group are experienced workers in this type of organisation, but may have no qualification & or require up skilling of current knowledge & skills. They are existing new employees or can be longer existing workers.
Delivery & assessment arrangements:Duration: The program is delivered over a period of …36 MONTHS….OrganisationThe 15 units of competency in the qualification have been organised into an off-the-job training programme comprising of three ‘general work skills’ modules & four ‘applied industry skills’ modules.The programme is organised so that candidates are provided with background information on general skills such as Contribute to OHS processes, in the ‘general work skills’ modules & are given the opportunity to apply these skills in the ‘applied industry skills’ modules.For example, Contribute to OHS processes & the applied industry skill- prepare & apply Chemicals.

It is only when the client successfully completes both modules that they deemed competent in the unit of competency Contribute to OHS processes.

The alignment between the units of competency & the training programme appears on the following page.

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For general enquiries, please direct your emails to enquiries@aroeducation.com or phone 08 8339 1066
 

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