Sports Turf Management Traineeship

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.

Your Host Employer:

Mount Osmond Golf Club is a highly respected members golf club who have been providing a truly memorable golf experience for both members and guests since 1927. Located only 15 minutes from the centre of the Adelaide CBD and situated over 45 hectares, players are blessed with stunning views of the city, Mount Lofty ranges and coastline.

Today around 2,000 members enjoy the superb playing and leisure facilities which includes an 18 hole golf course, driving range and two chipping greens and a putting green.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and uniform provided
  • Fulltime entitlements including sick leave and annual leave
  • Earn while you learn with no study debt

The Role:

Maxima, and Mount Osmond Golf Club, are looking for a green thumb to undertake a Sports Turf Management Traineeship.

This diverse, 4-year fulltime role, will see you assisting the Course Superintendent to carry out the maintenance and development of the golf course.

You will develop relevant skills and knowledge within the industry through working hands-on, and support this with study on-the-job towards a nationally recognised Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

Duties Include:

  • Turf management including mowing and whipper snipping
  • Golf course preparation
  • Pest and weed control
  • Irrigation maintenance and installation
  • Rake sand bunkers
  • Relocate holes

About You:

  • Enjoy working outdoors and with garden tools
  • Strong work ethic; reliable and punctual 
  • Ability to prioritise time and tasks when working under pressure
  • Works effectively within a team and unsupervised
  • Great communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude and willing to learn 

Role Requirements:

  • Available to work between the hours of 5am-1pm
  • Current driver’s licence and reliable vehicle
  • Physically fit and healthy due to undertaking manual labour work
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment assessment, including a drug and alcohol test
  • Previous experience in gardening, horticulture, or similar (advantageous)
  • A general understanding and interest of the game of golf (advantageous)

How to Apply:

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

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At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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