Turf Management and Greenkeeping Courses

Course Listings

Qualification -Associate Diploma Turf

Learn better lawn care and turf service

A very sound foundation for a career in the turf industry Graduates may find employment in such positions in a turf club, golf course, sports ground, bowling club, racing club or other enterprise; as a superintendent or greens manager; or in a turf supply or grass seed company; perhaps as a sales or marketing representative, technician  etc.

Qualification -Certificate in Horticulture (Turf)

The objective of the course is to: 
  • provide skills and knowledge essential to the industry sector chosen (ie the selected stream),  
  • understand the growth of turf species and the principles and practices used in establishment and maintenance of turf species in a range of situations. 
  • develop the ability to identify, describe and control a range of common turf pests, diseases and weeds. 
  • understand and operate machinery and equipment used in turf culture. 
  • develop basic landscape design and construction skills as needed by a greenkeeper.
This is a 700 hour course designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, or councils. Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council

Sports Turf Management

Learn to Manage Turf in Playing Fields and other Sporting Surfaces

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

Turf Care

Distance Education Course - Learn to Create an Manage a Top Class Lawn

  • Study lawn grass species, grass seed ,lawn service techniques, mowing and more  
  • Introduction to turf -identification, selection, culture and management of turf for commercial, recreational or home use.

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.

Turf Grasses

Essential Learning for Greenkeepers and Turf Managers

When choosing what species and cultivar of grass to grow, you need to measure that choice against the criteria which are most important for the situation in which you are growing that turf. If the turf is intended for a very specific and refined purpose, such as a bowling or putting green, the factors which impact most on that purpose will be of greatest significance. If the purpose is simply to cover the ground with the least costly green, living, surface; the criteria considered may be less rigid.

This course is being developed and will be available February/March 2017

Turf Repair And Renovation

Learn to Repair Damaged -Distance Learning Course

  • for people working with turf, as in golf courses, specialized gardeners and garden technicians, turf nurseries' personnel,
  • for any gardener who has extensive or sensitive turf areas to care for.

The course develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf efficiently.

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.