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Brooke landed a dream job at Adelaide Oval
Brooke is a groundskeeping apprentice at Adelaide Oval. She makes sure the pitch is on point for footy games, cricket tests and other major international sporting events.
What do groundskeepers do?
- prepare seedbeds for new turf
- establish and maintain turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
- peg and mark out lines and logos, install nets, posts and stumps, and place other sports equipment on playing areas
- operate and maintain hand and power driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
- install and maintain synthetic surfaces
- may maintain buildings, fences and surrounding gardens.
See more careers you might love if you're passionate about being outdoors.
How much does it cost?
What is subsidised training?
If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, you may be able to pay reduced course fees.
If your training is subsidised, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you. The money goes straight to your training provider, so you can focus on your training.
Check your eligibility now.
Get support to study
Financial support and learning support are available to help your start, maintain and finish your studies.
Fee concessions, scholarships and grants, VET student loans and living allowances can help with study and living costs while you’re training. If you're doing an apprenticeship you're paid a wage, and your employer may also help out with other costs.
See what support is available.
Where are the jobs?
South Australia needs heaps of different types of people, but the ones we need most will have trained for a skilled career.
Defence, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity are shaping up as big industries for South Australia and over the next few years, 42 out of the 50 careers predicted to have the highest growth will need technical skills, like the ones you get through an apprenticeship.