New Zealand Apprenticeship - Sports Turf

Level 3 and 4


Level of study

Level 3 and 4

Cost (incl GST)



39 months. Starts in Summer (Level 3) and the following January (Level 4).


Learners must be employed in the sector.

* Programme part of Government’s Free Trades Training initiative which may mean a subsidised price.


In the first year of the New Zealand Apprenticeship, learners will acquire all the knowledge and skills to carry out routine tasks. In the second and third years, learners will learn to implement a sports turf management programme, develop a deep understanding of maintenance requirements, establishing a turf surface and controlling pests and diseases, and preparing budgets.

Learning outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of supervision and provide instruction to engage with team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills relevant to a horticulture sector
  • develop and implement annual sports turf maintenance plans consistent with enterprise and sports turf specifications
  • produce financial costings for a sports turf annual budget
  • implement sports turf workplace health and safety, and risk management plans.

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