Certificate IV Leadership & Management

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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (Turf Stream)

Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane in 2017!          ENROL ONLINE HERE

Our Certificate IV is the flagship of epar Education’s training program with the need for further leadership, communication and innovation training being identified through extensive market research and client input.

Respecting the time pressures faced by most turf professionals, the course has been tailored around efficient use of face to face training, small amounts of home based learning and workplace practical experience. This training is offered to the general public but will be heavily discounted for epar members and their staff.

“The biggest cost for me in any training I do is the time commitment. I am happy to say this is some of the best training and development time I have invested in my entire career. The epar guys left no stone un-turned and I took a heap of things away that I am putting into practice at our Club. Really appreciate their efforts and commitment to our industry. Thanks again.”

Matt Fealy, Golf Course Superintendent Charlestown Golf Club – November 2016

Read more student testimonials here

The Certificate IV in 2017 includes a key leadership session with internationally renowned PGA Tour Director of International and TPC Agronomy, Mark Johnson!


Current senior Greens staff, Golf Course Superintendents, School Curators, Ground staff, Horticulture staff, Landscape staff. Those wanting to develop their professional and leadership skills.


Our Certificate IV Leadership and Management runs over four workshops (between 8am – 3.30pm) with very little to complete between workshops:

Sydney – Moore Park Golf


W1 – Thursday 6th & Friday 7th of July
W2 – Thursday 20th & Friday 21st of July
W3 – Thursday 10th & Friday 11th of August
*Special* – Leadership in Agronomy with Mark Johnson, PGA Tour – Tuesday 15th of August 10am – 2pm
W4 – Thursday 14th of September (epar Professional Certification)

Melbourne – Yarra Yarra Golf Club


W1 – Thursday 13th & Friday 14th of July
W2 – Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th of August
W3 – Thursday 17th (*Special* includes – Leadership in Agronomy with Mark Johnson, PGA Tour) & Friday 18th of August
W4 – Thursday 21st of September (epar Professional Certification)

Brisbane – Nudgee Golf Club


W1 – Thursday 27th & Friday 28th of July
W2 – Thursday 24th (*Special* – includes – Leadership in Agronomy – Mark Johnson, PGA Tour) & Friday 25th of August
W3 – Thursday 7th & Friday 8th of September
W4 – Tuesday 19th of September (epar Professional Certification)


  • epar Members – $2,500
  • Non-members – $3,350
  • AGCSA   Members  – $2,950
  • VGCSA   Members  – $2,950
  • STAVIC   Members  – $2,950
  • GCSAQ   Members  – $2,950
  • STAQLD  Members – $2,950
  • NSWSTA Members – $2,950
  • 2nd student from the same site receives 10% discount, any additional receive 20%
  • Training fees can be added to annual epar membership

Please contact us to find out more.


Certificate IV Leadership and Management (Turf Stream):

BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBLDR401 – Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
BSBWOR404 – Develop Work Priorities
BSBMGT407 – Apply digital solutions to work processes
BSBLDR403 – Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402 – Implement operational plan
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor Safety policies, procedures and programs
BSBSUS401 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

 Student Testimonials

“The Cert IV in Leadership with epar was a great experience professionally and personally for me. Picking up some great new skills and looking at challenging situations from different angles gave me some new strategies to implement in my workplace. On top of this I have added to my network of turf professionals and built relationships that will last throughout my career. Well done guys and thanks!”
Ben Bruzgulis, Assistant Superintendent Cronulla Golf Club – November 2016


“When the opportunity to get involved in some more environment, safety and risk training with epar I put my hand up. I attended their epar Professional Certification training day in Melbourne and really enjoyed their approach. The training was engaging and with interesting industry examples, it was a really practical look at some technical subjects. We sent a number of staff who all received their qualification at no charge because we are epar Members”

Leigh Woods, Assistant Superintendent Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club – November 2016


“Just finished epar’s Cert IV and what an opportunity to learn. Forget what you know about classroom training as epar have really mixed it up with their approach to leadership development. The team gave you a healthy push to stretch your boundaries but were really supportive along the way. I found this to be a really great professional development experience and would heartily recommend it.”

Dean Lenertz , Assistant Course Superintendent NSW Golf Club – November 2016


“The Cert IV in Leadership with epar was a great experience for me. The workshop series was well timed over winter and unlike most other training I have done before, with role plays and practical exercises a little more “outside the box”. Not too much homework! And some really worthwhile professional networking with the other students from across our industry.

This will help me take my career to the next level. Really worthwhile if you are looking to improve your ability to lead teams and coordinate projects.”

Shaun Taylor, Assistant Course Superintendent Southern Golf Club – February 2017


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