Frankston City Council Job Opportunity – Turf Curator Band 4

Frankston City Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified person to join its Turf Management team. The successful applicant will be responsible for development and implementation of turf maintenance and renovation programs at premier sporting facilities such as Jubilee Park. Relevant qualifications and experience must be demonstrated in turf or horticulture including maintenance of turf wicket and high priority playing …

Parks & Leisure Australia – 2019 Vic/Tas Region State Conference

Early Bird Closing has been extended to Friday 12th April, 2019 for the 2019 Vic/Tas Region State Conference to be held on the 16-17 May 2019 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort on the Mornington Peninsula. Click on the link below to read more. PLA VICTAS flyer Cape Schanck 16-17 May 2019  

Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs

Sports Turf Association Victoria Final Report Summary January 2019 Co-authored by John Neylan (Turfgrass Consulting & Research) & David Nickson (Grand Prix Turf). Below is the Final Report Summary.  It can be found in .pdf format here.  If you’d like the complete report, click here. INTRODUCTION Over the past decade the number of sports field constructions and renovations has increased …

OH&S & Wellbeing Seminar Proudly Sponsored by Syngenta – 2nd April 2019

Workplace safety is paramount – come along to the Great Kardinia Park to hear from Syngenta how the right “tools” can minimise some of the largest OH&S issues. The series of presentations we have lined up for you will enlighten, educate, inform and entertain to better your appreciation of worker/colleague wellbeing delivering a happy work and personal performance. For more …

Seasons Greetings from President and STA (Vic) Committee.

We have had a fabulous year in 2018.  Some well attended and well received events starting in April with OH&S at Junction Oval; return to the MCG in July for the Sports Turf Seminar; an informative and well run Pitch Preparation Day in September plus good news on the sports turf education front regarding the opportunities in education for the …

Update Research Project – Milestone Report 4, August 2018

The Sports Turf Association research project on the hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs is now entering its final phase. The 2018 winter assessment has been completed which makes six assessments in total over the past 18 months. The winter assessment has provided several important observations as follows; Encouraging late summer growth and high …

Joe Bolton Toro graduate of the year 2017 USA Trip

STA (Vic) is very proud to bring you a report from Joe Bolton the winner of the Toro Graduate of the Year 2017.  Joe is a fantastic ambassador for the industry and we are pleased to have played a small part in introducing him to the wider industry. We hope you enjoy Joe’s excellent report on his USA adventure and …

HEAD START SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICE OR TRAINEE PROGRAM

Head Start is a new model of school-based training that aims to provide students with increased work exposure.  It targets priority industries and traditional trades, offering students the ability to experience a trade and gain valuable experience in a competitive job market.  This enables secondary school students to stay at school an extra year to finish their VCAL, VCE or …