Advanced Certificate in Green Keeping Online Course

Advanced Certificate in Green Keeping Online Course
Full Fee $2178.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $2500.00 incl GST
Duration 400 hrs (24 months)
Exam Compulsory
Tutor Support Yes by email, 2 years to complete
Qualification Advanced Certificate

This Advanced Certificate in Green Keeping comprises of 3 core modules and 1 elective. These core modules will take you from the very start with Green Keeping A (Introduction) through to advanced Green Keeping B (Sports Turf Management), and Green Keeping C (Maintenance and Renovation) of existing lawns, greens and turf in a wide variety of situations that the turf manager/groundsman may encounter.

This course is online and/or correspondence and is suitable for:

  • groundsmen
  • horticulturalists
  • lawn maintenance businesses
  • home / garden enthusiasts

The elective modules provides options to extend your knowledge with options including Starting a Small Business (suitable for students wanting to start a lawn mowing business for example) or Irrigation (Gardens).


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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

    Core Modules:

    Green Keeping A

    • Introduction
    • Turf Grass Physiology
    • Turf Establishment
    • Soils
    • Turf Weed Problems
    • Turf Pests and Diseases
    • Turf Maintenance Techniques
    • Irrigation – An Overview
    • Playing Fields and Bowling Greens
    • Managing Established Turf
    • Establishing Ornamental Turf

    Green Keeping B

    • Turf Variety Selection
    • Mowing
    • Cultivation Techniques
    • Preparing for Play on Sports grounds
    • Preparing for Play of Greens
    • Turf Protection and Preservation
    • Irrigation and Drainage
    • Evaluate Maintenance Facilities
    • Develop a Management Plan

    Green Keeping C

    • Understanding Turf Deterioration
    • Repair and Renovation Equipment
    • Turf Cultivation Techniques
    • Health Improvement Techniques
    • Optimizing Turf Usage
    • Replacing Damaged Turf
    • Renovation of Degraded Turf
    • Eradicating Turf Weeds
    • Treating Aeration and Drainage Problems
    • Managing a Turf Nursery

    Suggested Elective - Choose one (1)

    • Irrigation (Gardens)
    • Starting a Small Business

    When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

    Course Tutor(s)

    Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)

    Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.