AHC31319 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

Course Description

Course Code and Name
AHC31319 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management 

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles carried out under general direction within sports turf management.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks autonomously involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of sports turf facilities and workplaces. They exercise discretion and judgement in planning tasks, selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

Legislation related to the installation of irrigation and the storage, handling and application of chemicals applies in some states and territories.

Course structure
This qualification is comprised of 18 core (mandatory) units of competency and 5 elective units. Participants undertaking a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway can select the most appropriate 5 units from the list below. Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems

AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG347 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCTRF306 Prepare sports turf surfaces for play

AHCTRF307 Construct turf playing surfaces

AHCTRF308 Establish turf

AHCTRF310 Monitor turf health

AHCTRF311 Renovate sports turf

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

ACMGAS308 Communicate effectively with clients and team members

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs

AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities

FSKNUM23 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work

FSKRDG03 Read and respond to basic workplace instructions

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in a sports turf management role is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning



Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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Employer Fees

Due to the increasing costs of providing training services, an employer fee applies for all AHC Certificate III apprenticeships ($1,500 in total payable in two instalments)