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Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319

Overview

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in green keeping. The sports turf industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

This program is suited to people who wish to obtain a range of technical skills in horticulture and are interested in learning how to establish and maintain a wide variety of sports turf surfaces. It will suit people who are passionate about the environment, like working outdoors and have an aptitude for practical work. The classes are delivered in the purpose built hectare facility at Bruce. Students are given the opportunity to work on a range of projects such as establishing greens, tennis courts, and installing large scale irrigation systems using specialised machinery and equipment.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management AHC31319

Program No:

C3-BD41

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

This program is delivered over 6 semesters part time (8 - 16 hours a week) Stage 1 students attend 1 day per week (Thursday) for the entire year (2 semesters)
Stage 2 & 3 students attend 2 days a week over 1 semester running from April - October for a 2 year period.

Cost Info:

The 2021 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Fee information for completing this course under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement is available on the Apprenticeships and Traineeships page. The total program cost may vary if subjects are attempted more than once.

Indicative Cost:

Standard: $2,815
Apprentice: $2,379

Likely Job Outcome:

Greenkeeper, groundsman

Application Type:

Standard; Apprentice/Trainee
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Additional Information

Students entering into this qualification will be required to be employed in the Industry.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter this qualification you must have a Year 10 Certificate or equivalent and be working in the turf industry.
If you are entering this program as an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and register with an Australian Network Provider.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 23 subjects

Core: Complete all 18

  • AHCCHM304   Transport and store chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT644
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $75.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors. This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM307   Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
    • CIT Code: HORT1348
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Apprentice $154.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, using general application equipment. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCDRG305   Install drainage systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1364
      Cost: Standard $107.50
      Apprentice $170.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, coordinate, undertake and complete surface and subsurface drainage system installation. The unit applies to individuals who install drainage systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCIRG345   Install pressurised irrigation systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1363
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Apprentice $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to organise resources, set out and prepare an irrigation installation site and install, commission and complete pressurised irrigation system installation. The unit applies to individuals who install pressurised irrigation systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCIRG346   Operate pressurised irrigation systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1352
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to pre-start check, inspect, start up, operate, monitor and shut down pressurised irrigation systems. The unit applies to individuals who operate pressurised irrigation systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCIRG347   Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
    • CIT Code: HORT1353
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a maintenance program, inspect and maintain pressurised irrigation systems, and record and report maintenance activities. The unit applies to individuals who maintain pressurised irrigation systems under broad direction and take responsibility for their own. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM304   Operate machinery and equipment
    • CIT Code: HORT658
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $65.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain machinery and equipment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety requirements manufacturer's specifications and sustainability practices. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM301   Implement a plant nutrition program
    • CIT Code: HORT713
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPMG301   Control weeds
    • CIT Code: HORT642
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities. This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPMG302   Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • CIT Code: HORT665
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $190.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to control plant pests, diseases and disorders, taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management options. The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms, assess damage or threat to plants and select and apply pest and disease controls and timing of operations. It includes preparing and calibrating equipment, monitoring the effectiveness of controls and keeping records.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSOL304   Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    • CIT Code: HORT1361
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $45.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and test soil samples for their physical and chemical characteristics and take corrective action to improve the soil for garden beds and turf areas. The unit applies to individuals who carry out soil improvements under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF306   Prepare sports turf surfaces for play
    • CIT Code: HORT1365
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Apprentice $190.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare the turf and mark out the sports surfaces ready for play, complying with the rules and regulations of the sport. The unit applies to individuals who prepare turf surfaces for play under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF307   Construct turf playing surfaces
    • CIT Code: HORT1356
      Cost: Standard $198.00
      Apprentice $198.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct the soil profile for the establishment of high-performance sports and recreational turf for new or complete renovation projects in sporting, commercial and public recreational spaces. The unit applies to individuals who construct turf playing surfaces under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF308   Establish turf
    • CIT Code: HORT1362
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish turf by sowing, turf laying, sprigging and chaffing or stolonisation in sporting, public recreational open space, commercial and residential sites. The unit applies to individuals who establish turf under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF310   Monitor turf health
    • CIT Code: HORT1359
      Cost: Standard $75.00
      Apprentice $75.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor the health and condition of sports turf playing surfaces. The unit applies to individuals who monitor turf health under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCTRF311   Renovate sports turf
    • CIT Code: HORT1360
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $132.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement renovation or remediation of a sports turf area for minor projects and seasonal renovations in the turf industry. The unit applies to individuals who renovate sports turf under general direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWHS301   Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS254
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures. This unit is applicable to individuals. They typically work within clear reporting lines and procedures. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures and work health and safety and other relevant legislation and codes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWRK309   Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: HORT1345
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable work practices. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete a minimum of 3

  • AHCMOM202   Operate tractors
    • CIT Code: HORT1366
      Cost: Standard $65.00
      Apprentice $65.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, operate and complete tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors. Working with tractors is an inherently dangerous activity. Individuals who work at this level must be thoroughly instructed in all health and safety in the workplace aspects of operating tractors. The tractor must also comply with relevant Australian standards for tractors. The unit applies to individuals who operate tractors to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability. Vehicle must be operated according to relevant state/territory licensing authority vehicle licence requirements and regulations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM303   Identify plant specimens
    • CIT Code: HORT1168
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $130.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect plant specimens and describe the features and attributes of a plant for the purpose of plant identification and providing information to a client or organisation. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM301   Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
    • CIT Code: HORT1374
      Cost: Standard $65.00
      Apprentice $65.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment used principally in agriculture, horticulture, and conservation and land management work. The unit applies to individuals who coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair under broad direction, and take responsibility for their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete a maximum of 2

  • FSKNUM015   Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN238
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Apprentice $22.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake routine workplace metric estimations, measurements and calculations to complete workplace tasks. It includes interpreting and selecting workplace measurement information, completing workplace measurement tasks, and communicating workplace measurement information.An individual performing these tasks works independently and uses their own familiar support resources.This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, numeracy skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit should be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) numeracy core skill indicators .09, .10 and .11 at level 3 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKRDG010   Read and respond to routine workplace information
    • CIT Code: FOUN283
      Cost: Standard $33.00
      Apprentice $33.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to information in routine workplace texts in printed or digital formats, such as instruction manuals, reports, emails, brochures, work instructions, notices, web pages with data and policies.An individual performing these tasks works independently and uses familiar support resources as needed.This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, reading skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit should be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) reading core skill indicators .03 and .04 at level 3 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
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Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31016
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30716
Statement Attainment training Chemical Application Bridging/Refresher [extract from AHC31416]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au