Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) - Online

CRICOS Code: 116181D

The PGA Institute is a leader in education in the golf industry. We are committed to providing students the support and guidance required to take the first step towards a career in golf.

Our unique program offers students the chance to learn best practice and skills for use within the golf industry. The PGA Institute offers an interactive learning environment, where students get involved with a number of interactive classes, live webinars, quizzes and video content. This ensures the students gain hand-on experience required to prepare them for a career in the golf industry.

The Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) is ideal for students who:

  • Have a passion for golf and want to have a career in the golf industry
  • May be employed in the golf industry and are looking to upskill
  • Want to improve their knowledge of all aspects of the golf industry
  • Are seeking further education with pathway articulations into Bachelor Degrees or to the PGA of Australia’s Membership Pathway Program
  • Want to combine golf development with academic study? Consider adding the PGA Golf Development Program


Graduates from the Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) are best-placed to thrive in a range of roles throughout the golf industry, these include:

General Manager Assistant Manager / Operations Manager
House Manager Event / Tournament Coordinator
Sales and Marketing Manager Director of Golf / Golf Operations Manager
Golf Tourism Operator PGA Professional (after completion of the MPP)


Qualification: Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) Duration: 1 year
Location: Remote (Off Campus) Mode of Study: e-Learning Platform
Duration: Up to 2 years Operated by: PGA of Australia Institute (RTO no. 31270)
CRICOS Course Code: 116181D Website: pgaigi.com


All students studying the Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) must meet the
following entry requirements:

  • Aged 18-years or older
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 (equivalent) or higher education OR
  • Successfully complete LLN Assessment Test with PGA Institute

RTO No: 31270 CRICOS No: 02754G


Study Pathways to Bachelor Degree

PGA Institute Diploma of Golf Management

Bachelor Degree (Year 2)

Bachelor Degree (Year 3)

External Pathways: Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) are eligible to apply for credits earned from their PGA Institute studies toward selected Bachelor Degrees with Griffith University, Deakin University and Holmesglen Tafe.

With our partner institutions, students can articulate in to Bachelor Degrees earning up to a one-year credit (equivalent) off the regular three-year Bachelor Degrees. Students can apply to enter in to the following types of Bachelor Degrees.

Internal Pathways – Become a PGA Professional


The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is the peak body for professional golf in Australia. The PGA of Australia delivers education to professional golfers, and golfers studying to become a Full Member (Vocational) of the PGA of Australia.

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Golf Business & Management (11256NAT) may be able to progress straight into the PGA Member Pathway Program. These pathways are available for those who wish to turn their passion for golf into a career as a Full Vocational Member of the PGA of Australia (PGA Professional)

Study in the PGA Member Pathway Program is a combination of employment, on the job training, face to face training schools (delivered off site) and online learning delivered in the student’s workplace. In addition, students will ensure they retain a professional playing standard through entry in regular PGA Associate tournaments. All students wishing to enter either program must meet the program entry requirements.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the Membership Pathway Program leads to Full Membership (Vocational) of the PGA, translating an individual’s passion for the sport into a wide variety of career opportunities in the golf industry.

All program information, including qualifications of study, student entry requirements and more are outlined on pga.org.au/education