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What does a Greenkeeper do?

A Greenkeeper cares for a range of sporting fields, most commonly golf courses. You’ll maintain greens, fairways and other areas of the course to ensure it is of a high quality and suitable for play. Greenkeepers may complete a range of work duties including mowing, irrigating, aerating and weeding. You may also repair damage to courses or fix any other issues such as pest or disease infestations.

Greenkeepers should be passionate about their work and enjoy working outdoors. Depending on the workplace, you may work on your own or as part of a team. It’s important that you are physically fit and capable of the manual labour tasks required. You may have to work on weekends in a range of weather conditions.

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There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Greenkeeper.

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How much does a Greenkeeper earn?

In Australia, a full time Greenkeeper generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Greenkeeper?

This industry has seen a rise in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 20,200 people working as a Greenkeeper in Australia compared to 15,400 five years ago. Greenkeepers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities where sporting facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Greenkeeper?

A Certificate III in Sports Turf Management is an ideal qualification if you’d like a career as a Greenkeeper. You’ll cover a range of topics relevant to establishing and maintaining playing surfaces such as plant nutrition, weed control, plant pests and diseases and irrigation systems. You could also further your studies with a Diploma of Sports Turf Management.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.