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Apprentice Sports Turf Management

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Employer:  City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Job Type:  Contract
Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia (Show on map)

Apprentice Sports Turf Management

  • Exciting Apprenticeship Opportunity
  • Dynamic Team
  • Local Government

Are you looking to start your career with an apprentice opportunity within green keeping and in particular sports turf maintenance? Do you love the outdoors and enjoy working in open spaces? If so Canterbury Bankstown Council is now seeking 2 x apprentice to join their Parks team where you will learn all the relevant skills in the preparation and maintenance of Council’s high profile turf wickets, ovals and sports fields.

You will be required to attend TAFE and participate in on the job training where you will develop the necessary skills to become a qualified Green Keeper.


Assist the Team Leader Sports fields, Sports fields Curators and other Sports field staff to:
Ensure parks, sports fields, turf wickets, ovals, etc. are prepared, maintained and renovated in accordance with service agreements, rosters and programs.

  • Inspect sports fields, ovals, etc. particularly following periods of excessive rainfall, and provide recommendations as to whether they should be closed or opened.
  • Provide recommendations for annual improvement, maintenance and renovation programs and implement as required.
  • To provide feedback to sports clubs, park users, etc. and resolve minor maintenance issues.
  • Undertake risk and hazard assessments of all areas under the position holder's control and where necessary take corrective action.
  • Provide assistance and advice to Council, management, staff, customers and the community when necessary.
  • Undertake on the job skills development and training.
  • Attendance and successful completion of off the job trade related practices (TAFE).
  • Learn and continually apply new skills to required standards.
  • Working of flexible work hours including weekend and public holidays work on an ‘as required basis’.
  • Identify, report and where possible rectify sports field deficiencies.
  • Operate ride on mowers, rollers or other related plant as required.
  • Operate minor plant items/hand tools as required.
  • Ensure plant & equipment is properly used and maintained.
  • Others duties as required from time to time, as directed, within the skills and competencies obtained.

Essential Criteria:
  • Completion of NSW record of School Achievement (RoSA)
  • Willingness to develop and learn new skills
  • Willingness to work and actively contribute as part of a team

  • Class C Driver’s Licence

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply' button below and creating a login using your email address. When submitting your application, make sure to address the Essential Criteria mentioned in the below Position Description in your covering letter.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Sunday 30, September 2018.

For more information, please contact Peter Hayes Coordinator Parks and Open Space 0707 9514

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