Trainee Program

The PGA Trainee Program has evolved to be one of the worlds' most recognised golf related training programs. Greg Norman, John Senden, Nick O'Hern, Peter Lonard and Rod Pampling are all former members of the PGA Trainee Program.

About

The PGA Trainee Program provides a platform to gain varied and valuable training and education within golf. Since its inception, the PGA Trainee Program has been producing PGA Professionals who have gone on to forge successful careers in both Vocational and Tournament areas.

A PGA 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, 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

3 years, full time

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

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

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  • SIS20412 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation

    BSBWOR202A
    Organise and complete daily work activities
    SISXIND211
    Develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
    SISXWHS101
    Follow work health and safety policies
    SISSCOP201A
    Prepare a pre or post event meal
    SISSCOP202A
    Develop a personal management plan
    SISSCOP204A
    Develop personal media skills
    SISSCOP205A
    Develop a personal financial plan
    SISSGLF201
    Perform the A-Grade skills of golf
    SISSGLF202
    Apply the A-Grade tactics and strategies of golf
    SISSGLF316
    Interpret and apply the rules of golf
    SISSCOP203A
    Develop a travel and accommodation plan
    SISSSCO101
    Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
  • SIS30613 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation

    BSBWOR301B
    Organise personal work priorities and development
    HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    SISSCOP202A
    Develop a personal management plan
    SISSCOP204A
    Develop personal media skills
    SISSCOP205A
    Develop a personal financial plan
    SISSCOP306A
    Prepare a sponsorship proposal
    SISSCOP308A
    Model the responsibilities of an elite athlete
    SISSCOP309A
    Design an athlete's diet
    SISXWHS101
    Follow work health and safety policies
    SISXRSK301A
    Undertake risk analysis of activities
    SISSGLF314
    Perform the advanced skills of golf
    SISSGLF315
    Apply the advanced tactics and strategies of golf
    SISSGLF316
    Interpret and apply the rules of golf
    SISSGLF307
    Participate in conditioning for golf
    BSBCMM401
    Make a presentation
    SISSSCO306
    Provide drugs in sport information
    SISSSCO307
    Provide nutrition information to athletes
    SISSSCO308
    Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
    SISSSCO409
    Work collaboratively with support personnel
    SISSSCO411
    Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching
  • 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

* For further information on the Units of Competency assessed and delivered please view the Trainee Information Brochure.

Area of study

Coaching: Knowledge and skills for golf coaching, leading to the highest level of coach accreditation in golf
Game Development: Strategies and skills to actively grow participation and enjoyment of the sport of golf.
Small Business: Strategic and operational skills for successfully operating business in the golf industry
Management: Skills and strategies relating to planning, organising and leading a golf club or golf organisation
Playing: Assessment of playing ability via competition in professional events

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 Trainee 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 $3,800*

*cost subject to change without notice.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the 2016 PGA Trainee Program applicants must:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age or have completed Year 12.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident with the ability to work unrestricted for the duration of the program.
  • Have attained a minimum of Year 12 or equivalent. If minimum Year 12 has not been attained an Aptitude Test will need to be completed.
  • Have a recommended Golf Australia handicap at the time of entry of the three (3) or better for males and six (6) or better for females
  • Undertake a playing test.Playing exemptions do exist for those who have a State Amateur Average that meets the PGA playing standard.
  • Attend an interview and provide evidence in support of their application.
Further Information

For further information please read the Trainee Information Brochure and Trainee Information Kit.

Nationally Recognised Training

The Professional Golfers Association of Australia Limited RTO ID: 22044