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•Sports Turf Management
•Turf Repair and Renovation
•Machinery and Equipment
•Horticultural Resource Management
•Research Project I
Choose three additional modules from the following options:
•Practical Horticulture I
•Practical Horticulture II
•Professional Practice for Consultants
CORE MODULES: Brief Outlines
There are twelve lessons in this course, as follows:
There are eleven lessons as follows:
Sports Turf Management
Ten lessons are as follows:
Turf Repair and Renovation
Ten lessons are as follows:
There are 10 lessons as follows:
There are 10 lessons as follows:
The course is divided into 8 lessons as follows:
Machinery and Equipment
There are eight lessons as follows:
Horticultural Resource Management
There are ten lessons in this course as follows:
There are 9 lessons as follows:
Research Project I
There are 7 lessons as follows:
1. Determining Research Needs
2. Searching For Information
3. Research Methods
4. Using Statistics
5. Conducting Statistical Research
6. Research Reports
7. Reporting On A Research Project.
This is satisfied by submitting documentation to confirm you have attended/participated in 100 hours of events conducted withing or for the turf industry.
These may be events such as seminars, conferences, tours, visits, workshops, trade exhibitions or anything where you are able to network with other people who are involved with turf.
Proof may be in the form of a letter from an official or colleague, copies of receipts, a written report, or anything else that can indicate you have in fact attended something.
More Information on Elective Modules
HORTICULTURE II (PLANT HEALTH)
There are ten lessons in this module, as follows:
2. Overview of Preventative Controls
4. Other Pesticides
5. Spray Equipment
6. Insect Biology
7. Fungal Biology
8. Environmental Problems
10. Nematodes, Molluscs and Crustaceans
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS (ENGINEERING II)
There are nine lessons as follows:
3. Water management
4. Environmental control
5. Chemical applications
8. Engineering efficiency
9. Developing engineering solutions
IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURAL)
There are 8 lessons as follows:
SOIL MANAGEMENT - HORTICULTURE
There are 8 lessons in this course:
There are eight lessons in this course, each one taking around 12 hours to complete. There are three main sections to the course:
2. Types of Diseases
3. The Life-cycle of a Disease
4. Control Techniques
5. Selected Pathogen Diseases â€‘ Ornamentals
6. Selected Pathogen Diseases â€‘ Crops
7. Non-Infectious Diseases
8. Special Project
The ten lessons are as follows:
There are ten lessons as follows:
PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE 1
There are ten lessons in this module as follows:
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR CONSULTANTS
There are eight lessons in this module as follows:
1. Determining if a Consultancy
Practice is for You
- Attributes of successful
- Advantages & disadvantages
- Codes of Conduct
- Are you ready?
2. Planning a Consultancy Practice:
- Methods of getting into
- Business structure & name
- Working from home or an office
- Set up costs
- Surviving start up
- Getting assistance
3. Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 2
- A comprehensive Business Plan & Implementation / Pro-forma
4. Knowing What to Charge
- Your costs
- Available Working Time
- Different ways to charge
- Value based fees & justifying your fees
5. Setting Up Your Consulting Practice
- Letting clients find out about you/Advertising/Marketing
- Creating a press kit
6. Keeping Accounts and Records
- Keeping Records
- Source documents
- The invoice
- Being organized
7. How to Generate Business & Keep It
- Using agents/brokers
- Using other consultants
- Asking advice from clients & potential clients
- Asking for a reference
- Writing articles
- Successful client relations
- Keeping clients
- What to do if a potential client says ‘no’
- Principles of acquiring business
8. Maintaining Your Consultancy Practice
- Professional development
- Hiring staff to expand your business
- Creating passive income
- Pitfalls to avoid
There are 10 lessons as follows:
1. Introduction - Functions of a supervisor, Organisational structures and heirachy, Bases for organisational structure, Organisational charts, Supervisors responsibilities, How supervisors fit into an organisation, What does a supervisor do.
2. Understanding the work place - Government and private personnel departments, unions; Law and employees, Contracted responsibilities, Discrimination, Liability for staff actions, Workplace elements.
3. Communications and human relations -Influence in the workplace (formal authority, Reward and punishment, Knowledge, Leadership, Power, etc), Familiarity, Managing Aptitude (Status, Prestige, Loyalty, Security, Friendship, Personality, Workload, etc), Good Business Writing, Memoranda, Letters.
4. Motivating employees - Internal Incentives, Environmental Incentives, Practical ways to motivate
5. Organising the work place - Good work habits, Planning a Work schedule, Establishing priorities, Improving results, Project planning and management tools, Organising the work space.
6. Problem solving techniques - Solving problems, Guidelines for making decisions, Types of problem, solvers, Different ways to solve problems, Involving others, A Classic Problem Solving Technique
7. Discipline, complaints and grievances - Levels of discipline (reprimanding, fixing, blame, formal warning, removing privileges, termination of employment, legal action), Increasing self discipline, Introducing change, Giving orders.
8. Interviewing, recruitment, training - Job interviews, Successful interviewing, Resumes/ C.V's, Training Staff, Staff Procedure Documents, Staff contracts,
9. Work place safety -Cost of injury and illness, Duty of Care, Accidents, Managing manual work safely, Protective equipment
10. Dealing with management/worker participation/ report writing/ staff meetings - Purpose of meetings, Leading a meeting, Problems with meetings, Meeting documentation
There are seven lessons in this course, as follows:
1. Introduction to Horticultural Marketing
2. Horticultural Marketing Processes
3. Horticultural Marketing Methods
4. Customer Service
5. Horticultural Marketing Research
6. Developing An Advertising Program
7. Developing An Horticultural Marketing Strategy
The eight lessons in this course are as follows:
1. Overview of Parks and Playgrounds
2. Playground Philosophy
3. Preparing a Concept Plan
5. Park and Playground Structures and Materials
6. Local and Neighbourhood Parks
7. Community Participation in Park Development
8. Special Assignment
For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.
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