Bridging Program

Education and training designed for tournament Professionals

About

The PGA Bridging Program is operated by the PGA Academy and is designed as a golf-specific educational opportunity for current or former tournament professionals. Subject to successful completion of course requirements, candidates will be eligible for Full Vocational Membership of the PGA of Australia.

Duration

12 months, with workplace placement requirements to be completed within 24 months.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Graduates of the PGA Bridging Program are eligible for the following certifications and accreditations.

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  • SIS50512 - Diploma of Sport Coaching

    BSBADM502B
    Manage meetings
    BSBINN502A
    Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    SISSSCO304
    Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
    SISSSCO305
    Implement selection policies
    SISSSCO410
    Implement a talent identification program
    SISSSCO512
    Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
    SISSSCO513
    Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
    SISXCAI305A
    Conduct individualised long term training programs
    SISXCCS403A
    Determine needs of client populations
    SISXIND404A
    Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
    SISXIND406A
    Manage projects
    SISXIND408
    Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation
    SISXRSK502A
    Manage organisational risks
    SITXFIN402
    Manage finances within a budget
    SITXHRM402
    Lead and manage people
    SISSGLF510
    Fit and alter golf equipment
    SISSGLF512
    Manage the structure and facilitation of golf competitions and tournaments
    SISSGLF517
    Apply advanced skills, tactics and strategies of golf in high performance competition
    SISSGLF518
    Teach the advanced skills of golf
    SISSGLF315
    Apply the advanced tactics and strategies of golf
    SISSGLF519
    Teach the advanced tactics and strategies of golf
    SISSGLF520
    Design and implement strategies to increase junior participation in golf
    SISSGLF521
    Manage on course golf operations
    SISSGLF316
    Interpret and apply the rules of golf
Other Qualifications
  • Vocational (level 3) Golf Coach Accreditation endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission
  • Full Vocational Membership of the PGA of Australia
Compulsory Components

There are a number of compulsory components of the Bridging Program that contribute to the overall structure of the course:

  • Training Schools - 3 schools (total of 11 days)
  • Workplace placements - 600 hours in total – completed as 4 specific workplace placements:
    • Coaching placement
    • Game Development placement
    • Small Business placement
    • Management placement
  • Training and Assessments items
Course Fees

2016 fees $5,800*

*cost subject to change without notice.

Bridging Program Eligibility

A specific credit system (approved by the Board of the PGA) is in place to determine eligibility for entry/application into the PGA Bridging Program.  Bridging Program applicants must obtain a minimum total of five (5) credits to be considered for entry into the program.  Credits for Bridging Program are obtained as follows;

  • 1 credit for each year an applicant retains Full Member (Tournament) of the PGA of Australia.
  • 1 credit for each year an applicant retains full playing rights/membership of a recognised worldwide professional golf tour
Further Information

For further information please read the 2016 PGA Bridging Program Information, Structure and Eligibility Criteria.

The Professional Golfers Association of Australia Limited RTO ID: 22044

Nationally Recognised Training