Apprentice Greenkeeper – Royal Perth GC (WA)

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Royal Perth Golf Club is located just a few minutes from the Perth CBD and situated on the banks of the Swan River. The prestigious Club is the oldest in WA and was awarded Royal Charter in 1937. Built on less than 30 hectares the founders have left a great legacy for generations of golfers over the past 100 plus years. The golf course is built on flat terrain with narrow fairways requiring accurate placement from the tee. Being an “old style” course, the greens, in general, are small making them elusive targets, especially when the sea breeze sweeps in off the adjacent Swan River. We have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join our Agronomy Department.

This is a 4-year apprenticeship in which throughout the first three (3) years of your apprenticeship, you will receive on-the-job training and be completing a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management one day a week at TAFE. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be working with and supported by qualified sports turf managers.

The Greenkeeping apprenticeship enables you to develop a sound knowledge of the practical skills required to: establish and maintain greens, sporting surfaces and turf production.

You will learn to

  • Establish and construct turf playing surfaces
  • Prepare turf surfaces for sports
  • Renovate sports turf surfaces
  • Control weeds
  • Prepare and apply pesticides
  • Install irrigation and drainage systems
  • Operate and maintain machinery
  • You will learn about soils and plants
  • As well as observe environmental work practices


  • Above award wages and staff culture
  • Ability to undertake further Training and Education
  • Daily staff meal provided
  • Uniform provided
  • Membership to the AGCSA

Hours of Work

  • 38 hours per week
  • Rotating rostered weekend shifts and overtime shifts


How to apply

We thank you in advance for your interest in this position, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Forward your expression of interest to the Head Superintendent via the tab below.

Applications close Thursday, 10 February 2022

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