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$1,135 per week
Moderate

Overview

Greenkeepers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Day-to-day

  • preparing seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and top dressing lawns
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences and surrounding gardens.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Greenkeeper

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

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  • Landscaping

  • Organisational Skills

  • Leadership

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