10810NAT – Diploma of Golf Management

CRICOS code 0101350

The PGA Institute delivers Australia’s only 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management qualification. Delivered over one year of study, students will undertake a program of academic study and golf development, to take the first steps towards a career in golf.

Since its opening in 2005, the PGA Institute has been a leader in golf education. The qualification was developed by the PGA Institute in consultation with golf industry bodies, covering the best practice principles for the business and management of the golf industry.

Throughout their study, students get access to a number of leaders from the golf industry. Students will also spend time with PGA Golf Professionals who have coached a number of golf’s leading talents. They will gain insight from golf managers, consultants and industry professionals, who will provide them with current skills and knowledge for becoming a golf management specialist.

Students from Australia and around the world commence the PGA Institute Diploma of Golf Management each year to improve their golfing knowledge, skills and competencies. Graduates of the Diploma of Golf Management have successfully gone on to University and PGA Pathway Program, becoming qualified and successful Members in the sport.

Program Features

The PGA Institute Diploma of Golf Management offers students access to a number of golf’s leaders. Our aim is to provide students with the best knowledge to improve their skills in business, management and for the game of golf.

The program will discuss the latest trends and best management practices that are seen and implemented as part of a manager’s every day roles within the golf industry. They will have access to the latest information, practice methods and technology, from golf’s top brands.

PGA Institute offers year round access to golf courses, game development and coaching from leading Australian PGA Professionals. This all aligns to provide students with outcomes towards a career in golf.

Your Study Program

10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management* is a competency based qualification. It aims to provide students with learning outcomes to get them job ready for a career in golf. The program contains 19 units of competency, made up of 15 core and 4 elective units. The areas of study are based around Business, Administration, Management and golf skills.

  • Course Duration: One Year (52 weeks, includes up to 12 weeks of holiday)
  • Course Delivery: Face to Face
  • Campus Location: Melbourne 2023

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the PGA Institute use the skills, knowledge and training they receive in their studies to follow their passion and work in the sport they love, golf. The study program prepares our graduates to be job ready to begin their careers, while offering them a qualification that will assist in future career progression. PGA Institute’s graduates have held positions in management at golf clubs, golf organisations, tourism and events organisations, golf academies and many other golf businesses located in Australia and around the world.

Positions that PGA Institute graduates have gone on to hold within the golf industry include:

  • PGA Teaching Professional
  • General Manager
  • House Manager
  • Golf Operations Manager
  • Director of Golf
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Tournament Coordinator
  • Events Manager
  • Membership Manager
  • Travel & Tourism Specialist
  • Golf Company Representative
  • PGA Professional

PGA Institute Pathways - Your Next Step

After successful completion of the 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management with the PGA Institute, students have the opportunity to articulate into programs with our education partners, or with the PGA of Australia (eligibility criteria may apply).

Graduates of the PGA Institute Diploma of Golf Management receive up to one year credit into selected Bachelor Degree with Griffith and Southern Cross Universities. Graduates can utilise the Diploma of Golf Management as a pathway to Membership of one of the world’s most respected sporting organisations.  Graduates with a Diploma of Golf Management may be able to enter the PGA of Australia’s Membership Pathway Program with advanced recognition for the completion of the Diploma qualification.

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

Entry Requirements

All students studying the 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management must meet the following entry requirements:

International Students

Be aged 18 years of age or older
Successful completion of equivalent to Australian Year 12 studies, or higher qualification
Minimum IELTS overall band score 5.5 or equivalent English Language Proficiency Level
*Where required, students must successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

Domestic Students

To be able to commence in the 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management domestic students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Students without a year 12 certificate but have work experience will be assessed on an individual basis 

Applications for the 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management are open year round.