Professional Year Program

About

The PGA Professional Year (PY) Program is designed as a golf-specific educational opportunity for graduates from the PGA International Golf Institute (IGI) Diploma of Golf Management and the Griffith University or ICMS Bachelor of Business program.

A PGA Professional Year Trainee works alongside fully qualified PGA Professionals at approved golf facilities around Australia and receives practical work experience and on the job training. In addition, Professional Year Trainees gain access and play in a number of professional events for the duration of the program. Upon successful completion of the program graduates receive exclusive Membership to one of the oldest and most respected sporting associations in the world, the PGA.

Duration

12 months, full time

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Graduates of the PGA Professional Year 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
Employment Outcomes

The postgraduate employment rate is well above average, with 90 per cent of graduates gaining golf industry specific employment in their first year as a Member of the PGA.Employment opportunities for graduates of the PGA Professional Year Program include, but are not limited to:

  • Head Professional
  • Assistant Professional
  • Golf Operations Assistant/ Manager
  • Teaching Professional
  • Tournament Professional
  • Development Officer
  • Company Sales/Technical Representative
  • Golf Club Manager
Course Fees

2016 fees $5,800*

*cost subject to change without notice.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Professional Year Program, candidates must have successfully completed the PGA-IGI Diploma of Golf Management with articulation into successful completion of a Bachelor of Business via Griffith University (QLD) or ICMS (NSW).

Further Information

For further information please read the PGA Professional Year Information Kit.

Nationally Recognised Training