STA Victoria to offer student sponsorship

Sports Turf Association Victoria (STA (Vic)) is happy to announce it has agreed to offer and partially fund a student sponsorship designed to encourage
students to move from Certificate III in Sports Turf Management – Apprenticeship into Diploma studies.

The sponsorship offered will comprise 50% of the total fee of the course up to $3,000.00. Successful candidates must enrol for their first year of Diploma
study within two years of completing their apprenticeship. The award payment will be provided to self-funded students on successful completion of First
Year, once a Statement of Results is received.

Students are permitted to nominate themselves. STA (Vic) will sponsor one student per annum and they will be chosen at the discretion of the STA (Vic)
Committee.

This Diploma program has been developed for those currently working in the sports turf area who have completed a minimum of Certificate III in Sports Turf
Management. Typically students will have considerable experience in this industry along with a strong sense of work requirements and management expectations.

Specifically designed for professionals aiming to further their career, the program will develop ability to manage individuals in the workplace and/or
to develop or review management practices. Teaching includes assessment tasks that incorporate workplace projects which combine work and study, resulting
in skills and knowledge that are immediately transferable to the workplace.

The strength of the program lies in its flexibility and the content related to the sports turf area. When combined with workplace skills, this program
will provide the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable students to perform the function of an assistant manager or manager in turf-related
businesses or local council settings.

The STA (Vic) sponsorship application form is available here on the STA (Vic) website, and will also be published via Facebook and industry magazines.

To apply for the sponsorship, complete the Student Sponsorship Application and email it to vic@sportsturf.asn.au.
Please direct enquiries to Jan Fenton, STA (Vic) by phoning 0439 089 005.

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