Sports Turf programme (Level 4)


Central Otago or Pukekohe Golf Club* in Auckland through Future Skills Academy
*location subject to final approval

18 months full-time

On campus and practical work experience placements

February 2019
until start date
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Central Otago
    18 February 2019
    1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
    15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019
    30 September 2019 - 11 October 2019
  • Dunedin
    7 February 2019
    8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
    15 April 2019 - 26 June 2019
    23 September 2019 - 4 October 2019

Sports turf professionals are in high demand, both here and overseas, for the management and maintenance of golf courses, cricket wickets, sports fields and artificial turf among others.

This is the only full-time Sports Turf programme on offer in New Zealand!  

It provides an even balance of theoretical and practical studies and you will benefit from our close proximity to world-class sports venues. With motivation and hard work, you will have the opportunity to build important relationships, gain further hands-on experience and participate in a skill development placement at a top sporting venue in New Zealand.

Upon successful completion, you will graduate with a New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) (Sports Turf). 

Please note: Our Pukekohe Golf Club programme is delivered through the Future Skills Academy as a joint venture between Otago Polytechnic and the provider.