PGA INTERNATIONAL GOLF INSTITUTE
PGA IGI is an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers education through its golf management programs. Our study programs combine business management with golf training and practical golf skills to prepare you for a career in the golf industry. PGA IGI courses will further both golf playing careers and careers in golf management.
Delivering Australia’s only Diploma in Golf Management, we are the only PGA endorsed provider of golf education qualifications in Australia. For students completing the Diploma of Golf Management, they have the opportunity to enrol into Bachelor Degrees with our articulation pathway partners. Students receive up to one year credit into selected Bachelor Degrees. PGA IGI programs are recognised for one year or two year credit into with the PGA of Australia’s PGA Trainee Program (selection criteria applies).
PGA IGI facilitates career pathways for its graduates – the PGA Traineeship, Tour School, University and various golf industry management positions such as General Manager, Director of Golf, Golf Operations Manager, Tournament Co-coordinator.
GOLF TRAINING AND GOLF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Our flagship program the 10459NAT Diploma of Golf Management is delivered via face to face learning at our two campus locations. The program includes golf management theory classes that focus on all areas of golf business management. The theory is combined with practical golf curriculum of golf competitions, multiple golf coaching sessions each week, physical screening and regular golf skills testing with the latest golf technology.
The Diploma is specifically for the golf sector and is a truly unique product recognised by the golf industry. The Diploma articulates into Bachelor Degrees at International College of Management, Griffith University, where students can combine golf training with a Bachelor Degree to prepare for a career on and off the golf course.
Graduates of the Diploma of Golf Management and Bachelor Degrees, can apply for admission into the Professional Year (PY) program to become a full vocational member of the PGA of Australia.
The PGA IGI will recognise credit from previous qualifications, as well as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
GOLF STUDY LOCATIONS
The Diploma of Golf Management can be studied via face to face learning at our Queensland’s Gold Coast campus. The program offers each student a PGA IGI Golf Membership at Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club – The Palms. The program has two intakes per year at each Campus, delivered on a full-time basis.
The Diploma in Golf Management is available for both International and Domestic students, who are 18 years of age (or turning) during their first year of study. Programs are available to high school leavers and mature age students. New students can apply to commence study in our selected intake periods.
While studying at the PGA International Golf Institute, students receive golf training from leading PGA Teaching Professionals. Our Golf Teaching Professionals are all Certified Members of PGA of Australia. Our coaches bring together an abundance of experience – coaching professional tour players, elite amateurs, state teams and PGA IGI students for a number of years. Your golf swing is assessed via video analysis; your golf program focuses on all areas of improvement for your golf game.
The practical golf element of your study in the Diploma of Golf Management, encompasses multiple skill areas for game improvement:
- 2 x 2-hour weekly group coaching sessions (per term)
- 2 x 30-minute private golf coaching sessions (per term)
- Weekly IGI Golf Competition (every Monday)
- Driving Range Access
- Physical Screening and Fitness Testing
- Golf Course Access Membership at premium golf courses. Program fees are all inclusive of all golf training aspects, as outlined in our Prospectus.
- PGA IGI applies the latest golf technology, tracking data for your golf game using Trackman Pro and Flightscope. Used by PGA professionals around the world, Trackman Pro and Flightscope offer the most accurate data for the elite golfer. You will sit Combined Skills Tests each semester, analysing your data results to improve your golf game.
The PGA IGI delivers Australia’s only Diploma in Golf Management. The qualification focuses on the business of golf management and is increasingly recognised by industry as the best golf education. We liaise with golfing industry experts to ensure that our curriculum and training provides the skills and learning outcomes that make our graduates employable and become critical assets to the golfing industry.
The curriculum focuses on education in all areas of professional golf management. The Diploma covers the components of business and management required by the modern golfing industry, with students subject areas covering:
- Introduction to the Golf Industry
- Golf Operations
- Golf Course Planning & Development
- Golf Club Management
- Golf Course Design & Maintenance
- Event & Catering Management
Students who study at the PGA IGI can combine golf with a Bachelor Degree with our partner Higher Education providers in Sydney and the Gold Coast. The PGA IGI has articulation agreements set up with International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and Griffith University on the Gold Coast. These articulation agreements provide students with a one-year equivalent credit in selected Bachelor Degrees, while continuing to undertake golf skills subjects with the PGA IGI.
The PGA IGI Diploma of Golf Management qualification also receives a credit towards the PGA Trainee Program . Students receive RPL for their study with the PGA IGI when entering the PGA Trainee Program, pending they have met all entry requirements. Upon successful completion of the PGA Trainee Program, a student will become a full vocational member of the PGA of Australia and a qualified PGA Professional.
The PGA IGI facilitates a number of learning pathways to a career in golf, both on and off the golf course. The Diploma of Golf Management is a qualification that is the beginning of a successful career in the golfing industry.
This industry recognised qualification allows students to begin their career in golf management. The Diploma in Golf Management allows those with the qualification to work their way into management roles within golf clubs, golf organisations and associations throughout Australia and around the world. Job positions held by graduates can include:
Director of Golf
Golf Operations Manager
Sales and Account Manager
Graduates can also continue their careers in the Professional Golf ranks if they meet required criteria in these fields. The program offers pathway opportunities into the PGA of Australia and the PGA Trainee Program towards PGA Golf Professional careers such as Golf Coach, Tour Player, Director of Golf, General Manager.