Turf Courses

Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 14 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Home Study - Turf Management Diploma - Distance Education

Become a horticulture professional specialising in turf

Study at your own pace, from home or wherever is convenient

 

We offer a unique home study qualification that may be right for you:

 

  • Increase your confidence , skills & knowledge in turf management
  • Gain new skills in turf management, turf repair, horticulture, irrigation, weed management, plant protection and much more. 
  • 1500 hours; 14 relevant modules (11 core modules and 3 electives).
  • Study from home - saves you time, stress and money.
  • OH & S included in relevant modules.

This course provides a very sound foundation for a fully professional career in the turf industry.

“This is a specialist course that will really give you the opportunity for advancement in this field. If you are passionate about turf then this is the course for you. Very well rounded covering all aspects of turf and turf management.” Adriana Fraser Cert.Hort., Adv.Cert.App.Mgt., Cert IV Assessment and Training, Adv.Dip.Hort, ACS Tutor.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C


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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE EDUCATION - TURF COURSE - HOME STUDY

START YOUR TURF CAREER NOW

A 600 hour course designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, councils and more. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to turf culture, species and management.

  • A first step towards a career in Turf
  • Suitable for people who havn't worked in turf before
  • Also suited to people with some experience, but no formal training in this industry
  • Access to highly regarded Horticulture and Turf experts in both Australia and the UK, to tutor you and provide mentoring as you work through the course, building both an understanding of turf management and networking within the industry.

Recognised  by the International Accreditation and Recognition Counc

"Over almost 20 years, I've seen lots of people come through our Turf courses and move on to wonderful careers in everything from golf courses to parks management and profitable small businesses" John Mason DipHortSc, FPLA, FIOH, Principal ACS Distance Education


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

LEARN TO MANAGE SPORTS TURF

Learning to manage turf requires an ability to select and use the reliable and appropriate information, to solve problems.
Learning to do that in the turf industry requires a knowledge and understanding of soils, plant biology, environmental conditions; and how people using turf can impact upon the "living surface".

You don't become a competent turf manager by undertaking quickie short courses -it takes time to learn properly and embed knowledge into your mind; and it takes a properly constructed learning experience supported by capable and knowledgeable educators - this is exactly what we strive to give you in this course!

ACS Student Comment: Yes [the course was valuable]. I have been out of the green keeping industry for some time and the course was a good way to refresh my knowledge and also improve it, with new information. There was no pressure time wise and I received good support and encouragement from my tutor.  Darrell Murdoch, Sport Turf Management course.

 

Turf is a science of its own. This unique course helps you understand establishing & caring for turf on any type of sports ground.

  • Gain specialised turf care knowledge
  • Develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf
  • Increase the scope and options for your business
  • Learn maintenance, greens, sports grounds and cultivation techniques

This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf care, either through experience or prior study (eg. our Turf Care course). It is relevant to the maintenance of all sports turf including golf courses, bowling clubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities.

“This is a must do course for those currently working in the turf care industry or who are looking to enter it. Students will not only cover the basics in terms of drainage, cultivation, mowing, weeding, and feeding of refined turf, but will also explore appropriate techniques for managing different types of sports turfs.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor.

 


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY - TURF COURSE - ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING

Kick start a career in a turf or lawn business, or as a landscape gardener. Learn the basics -turf grass varieties, soil management, cultivation techniques, irrigation and feeding of turfs used for different purposes.

  • Gain confidence with turf
  • Learn to plant, establish, mow and repair lawns
  • Save money, increase profitability - make the right decisions
  • Increase your employability or start your own turf business
  • Seek work on a golf course, sports ground, bowls club, or in a turf supply company
  • Learn to grow turf you can be proud of

 11 Lessons with Set Task, 11 assignments.   Home study course.

Turf care is an important industry. It is essential that those working with turf understand correct management to avoid costly mistakes. In this course you will also acquire more specialised knowledge of weed, pest, and disease control to complete a well rounded foundation in this popular area of study.

Taking approximately 100 hours to complete it is suitable as a basic course for people working with turf, such as on a golf course or bowling green, or for keen amateurs who wish to make the most of their home lawns.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

LEARN TO REPAIR TURF 

A course specifically designed for people working with turf and for every gardener that has extensive or delicate turf areas to care for. The course develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf efficiently.
  • Learn turf repair
  • Renovate old lawns
  • Learn to replace old turf
  • Save money by learning preventative care
  • You can Save time by studying at home
  • Make more money now - extend your business or skills at work.

Comment from Student: "In my role within a large Aged Care Facility a great deal of my employment is spent in the area of Turf management and garden care/refurbishment. With ACS I was able to study at my own pace allowing me to put into practise and thoroughly research the subject matter broadening my knowledge and study experience further. I enjoyed the way in which the subject matter was presented as it allowed you to study each subject further, allowing for greater depth, clarity and knowledge.
Overall there are not many areas in which the course subject matter will not turn out to be invaluable, everything is covered to allow you to become successful within your own business or place of employment. A big thank you to Gavin Cole [tutor] and all at ACS. It was a pleasure to study with ACS, look forward to further study."
Craig Ledbury, Australia - Turf Renovation & Repair course.


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