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AHC20916 – Certificate II in Sports Turf Management

What is the course about?

This qualification is part of the Horticulture Training Package. This qualification underpins a range of work functions & job roles that can lead to a horticultural Green Keeping Parks & Gardens qualification.
Job titles may include: Assistant Greenskeeper, Groundsperson


What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to work under supervision as a skilled operator or assistant to a tradesperson in the horticulture industry. Students complete a range of general horticulture modules & may choose electives from a range of industry specific modules.

Depending on the subject chosen, you will be able to:

  • maintain plants & planted areas
  • operate tractors, equipment & machinery
  • harvest & treating plants
  • construct horticultural features
  • apply chemicals & biological agents
  • maintain irrigation & drainage systems
  • recognise plants, products & treatments
  • maintain properties & structures
  • treat weeds, pests & diseases


How long is it going to take?

The course length is 12 months. 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.

Please contact us for further information. 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 ten (10) core units & five (5) elective units.


  • A maximum of five (5) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the turf industry.


AHCCHM201  Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCIRG217  Assist with pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM203  Operate basic machinery & equipment
AHCPGD201  Plant trees & shrubs
AHCPMG201  Treat weeds
AHCPMG202  Treat plant pests, diseases & 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


AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays

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We're more than happy to help you select a course you're interested in, or to answer any enquiries you may have.

For general enquiries, please direct your emails to or phone 08 8339 1066

Horticultural , Arboriculture & Business


ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.


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Over 11 years experience with ARO from apprenticeship to Advanced Diploma. They gave all possible guidance & help. Their trainers were always readily accessible and the course was made to fit around my work. My study with ARO has been invaluable to my career.

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