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Alternative Titles:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson (Sportsground)
  • Turf Tradesperson

Maintains fine turf sporting facilities and related irrigation systems; and diagnoses, treats and prevents turf pests and diseases to enhance the presentation and playability of sport and recreation facilities. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 3


  • Sports Turf Trades Worker
  • Sportsground Foreperson

Unit Group 3623: Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers

Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power-driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet, and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and topdressing lawns
  • diagnosing, treating, and preventing turf pests and diseases
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences, and surrounding gardens
  • may oversee and coordinate workers maintaining sports turf facilities

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