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Greenskeepers maintain turf and synthetic grasses used for professional or amateur sport. 

Where you Might Work

Greenskeepers could find themselves working in many desirable locations, including: 

Key Responsibilities

Greenskeepers undergo many different tasks throughout the day. These tasks include: 

The Skills and Attributes You Will Need

Greenkeeping is a unique profession due to its hand-on nature, meaning it requires a different set of skills compared to some other careers. The skills you will need could include: 

Salary: ranges $50,000 to $65,000

Market Insights

13,200 employed.

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Full-time share of 70%

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Female share n/a

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Salary: The average salary of a greenskeeper ranges $50,000 to $65,000, according to


The following guide displays some VET courses you may undertake to become a greenskeeper; however, formal qualifications are not deemed essential.

Course/sPotential Career OutcomesFurther QualificationsDuration and/or number of units
Certificates I, II, III, and IV in Horticulture (AHC40422)Uncovers all the skills and knowledge for entry level work, all the way to supervisory jobs in the horticulture industryDiploma of Horticulture ManagementCert IV = 12 units of competency recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Certificate II and III in Sports Turf Management (AHC31319)Allows you to carry out trade-level roles within sports turf management.n/aCert III = 23 units of competency recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Additional Qualifications

Already qualified? Head to the Sportspeople jobs board for the best selection of positions currently available in the industry.

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