Greenkeeper

Also known as Turf Keeper.
Establishes and maintains fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.
Training time 3 - 4 years
Average pay $44,334
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,000

What does a Greenkeeper do?

  • 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 top dressing lawns
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
TAFE
Diploma of Sports Turf Management
TAFE
Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
TAFE
Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)