Residential Turf Management

Course code: D473
School: Science and Environment

About this Short Course

Course Fee: $673.60
A course for residential and commercial Lawnmowing/Lawncare contractors or employees. 

This course covers a wide range of topics, all relevant to the domestic and small commercial mowing contractor.
Topics include OHS, fertilisers and pricing, soils and soil preparation, turf recognition, plant structure and function, mowing techniques, turf renovation, irrigation, weeds, pests and diseases, sales and marketing, planning, debtor control and summer and winter survival.

Note: Students who wish to enrol in this course will be required to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier).  For more info visit or call 1800 001 001

When and Where

​​​Murdoch Campus Tues 12 4 24/5/2016 23/8/2016 4:00PM 8:00PM 48
24/6/2016 to 15/7/2016 Semester Break 

Short Course Content

OHS – Safety in the Workplace
Plant nutrition, Soil Wetting Agents, Calibration, Application
Turf Recognition, Different Species, External Features, Growth Habits
Plant Physiology, Structure and Function, Root Systems
Soil Components, pH Levels, Soil Preparation, Install and Establish Turf
Lawn Care and Maintenance,
Mowing Techniques and Renovation
Preparation of machinery and equipment
Weeds, Pests and Diseases, Identification, Treatment
Irrigation Systems, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting
Sales and Marketing in Lawnmowing Buying and Selling Clients, Maximising Income
Planning Your Work, Expanding Your Business
Maintaining Your Business, Debtors, Summer/Winter Survival, Nutrition, Physiotherapy

Competency units covered in this course:
D7146 AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program
D7258 AHCTRF303A Implement a grassed area maintenance program ​
D7124 AHCPMG301A Control weeds
D6737 AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework

Competent Students will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Additional Requirements

Covered shoes or boots must be worn
Pen, notebook and calculator required

Participants will receive the following resources:
A reference manual
An assessment guide

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Short course enrolment

  • Tel: 1800 001 001

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number. ​

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