Are you interested in becoming a greenkeeper? This course will equip you with theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in all aspects of turf management.
It is delivered as a horticulture apprenticeship where you are employed in the industry, in a parks and gardens environment. You’ll be hands-on with your employer, gaining the skills and knowledge to develop your horticulture career. You’ll also spend some time at The Gordon to enhance your workplace training
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Greenkeeper/Turf Manager
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
This is a part-time course studied over three years. You can expect approximately six hours of class attendance each week for the school year, alongside your on-the-job training.
Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
The Gordon will utilise Gordon Online, our digital learning management system. Classes will be delivered using audio-visual delivery methods to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation.
Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Each qualification is made up of units of study. To gain RPL, you will need to demonstrate that you have the required skills and knowledge to meet the competencies of the unit.
Assessment for this course is based on:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Team projects
About The Gordon Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.
Gordon Institute of TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3044)