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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management


  • Statewide

Attendance options

  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Workplace

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Turn your love of sports and attention to detail into a career with this specialist qualification in Sports Turf Management.

If you are employed in the Sports Turf Management industry, this course will provide you with a vocational outcome, and the specialist skills you need to work across a range of sports venues.

In this course, you will learn how to establish and maintain turf, and implement a grassed areas maintenance program. You’ll also learn how to implement a plant nutrition program, and how to effectively control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, and how to contribute to work health and safety processes. Throughout the course, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge in operating specialised machinery to construct turf playing surfaces and renovate sports turf, as well as how to install pressurised irrigation systems.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in Sports Turf Management, and be equipped with the specialist skills you’ll need to maintain sports turf to a high standard at a variety of sports venues.

This course is available for new and existing workers within the sports turf management sector, you must have access to a suitable workplace for the practical components of the course and be working with an appropriately experienced person. You can achieve this qualification as an apprentice – which requires an employment arrangement and training contract, or as a workplace-based student. Both these options include a combination of on-the-job training, off-the-job workshops and self-paced study.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
Statewide16 Jan 2023 -
31 Dec 2026

You can commence course at any time as long as you have a suitable workplace and working with an appropriately experienced/qualified person.

WorkplaceApply now

Career opportunities

  • Golf Course Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Turf Wicket Curator
  • Irrigation Assistant
  • Racetrack Groundsperson
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

Career opportunities

  • Golf Course Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Turf Wicket Curator
  • Irrigation Assistant
  • Racetrack Groundsperson
  • Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

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