Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

Turf management is the construction, installation, maintenance and renovation of grass species in amenity horticulture using specialist machinery and equipment.  Most participants work in green keeping and grounds maintenance of competition or recreation sports clubs. Typically graduates work in golf, cricket, bowls, croquet, foot ball – all codes, softball, tennis, hockey, racing or similar facilities as green keepers or superintendents.

This sector is ideal for participants who enjoy working outdoors with people of a range of ages and backgrounds.


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.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


  • For Nominal Terms for User Choice Students, please refer to: http://qtis.training.qld.gov.au/

  • For Certificate 3 Guarantee Program related students, please refer to relevant course information flyer.

  • For Fee For Service Students, we base duration on Volume of Learning as recommended by ASQA such as Certificate II = up to 12 months or 1200 hours, and Certificate III, IV or Diploma = up to 24 months or 2400 hours. 


For User Choice Related Programs please refer to Student Handbook for relevant Student Contribution Fees.


Our standard pricing for Fee For Service Students is: Certificate III = $6,500