The PGA Institute Campus is located at the PGA Learning Hub at Sandhurst Golf Club. Sandhurst offers championship golf facilities to students all year round, with golf access available to the practice range and both the Champions Course and North Course.
Melbourne is a blend of bustling laneways, world-class restaurants and captivating museums, making it a premier tourist destination – popular with international visitors and Australians alike. It is renowned as one of the world’s most livable cities and offers exquisite dining, exhilarating sport and abundant opportunities to experience art. When studying in Melbourne, students are gaining one of the best cultural, social and educational experiences possible.
Students studying at the PGA Institute, receive unrivalled golf course access. As part of the study, the receive membership to Sandhurst Golf Club while completing the 10810NAT Diploma of Golf Management.
At Sandhurst, both the Champions Course and the North Course are rated in Australia’s top 100 golf courses. The Champions course has been inspired by past PGA Australia champions, and is of the Sandbelt style, whilst the North Course takes its inspiration from the traditional courses of Scotland, with features that are sure to impress and challenge.
Sandhurst Club also offers golfers access to practice and fitness facilities for PGA Institute students. The driving range along with practice putting and chipping greens allow students to put their practice to hard work before hitting the golf course.
Accommodation & Transport
Students have various accommodation options to choose from in Melbourne to best suit their needs. Across the Melbourne, students can choose from private or shared accommodation, student accommodation or choose a Homestay option living with Australian families.
Usually, renting an apartment or house is done through a real estate agent. A rental contract called a ‘lease’, will need to be signed to finalise the rental agreement. Leases are done on a month-by-month, 6-monthly, 12-monthly or 2-yearly basis.
Useful rental accommodation websites are:
Many students choose to live together in shared accommodation to save on rental costs and other expenses, but this may mean sacrificing privacy and space. For further information about accommodation options, visit the Study Melbourne website:
This option is an opportunity for students to live in a private home, with a local family, couple or single person and learn about Australian life. You may need to compromise with living arrangements as you will need to fit in with the household’s routines and expectations.
There are different types of homestay arrangements:
- Full Board: usually includes a furnished room (bed, desk, lamp, wardrobe), three meals per day and bills (electricity, gas and water, but no telephone and internet). Some homestay providers may even do your laundry.
- Half Board: usually includes a furnished room (bed, desk, lamp, wardrobe) and bills (electricity, gas and water, but no telephone and internet). You have the use of the cooking and laundry facilities in the house.
- Board in Exchange: usually means free, or low cost, accommodation (including bills), in return for household duties such as cleaning, or childcare
Useful internet sites for student housing are:
Students are responsible to provide their own transport to and from facilities. Students have the following options of transport:
Australia has an extensive public transport system that includes trains, buses, trams, ferries, two major national airlines and a number of regional airlines. With regard to public transport, metropolitan cities, including Melbourne are divided into zones and your ticket type and cost depends on which zone you are going to travel in and for how long.
Cars travel on the left side of the road. Drivers can use their home country licenses for three months from the date of entry into Australia. Overseas students may drive in Australia on a valid Overseas Driver’s License, but if the document is not in English, the visitor must carry a translation in English with the permit.
Please visit this website for more information:
Taxi and Uber
Metered taxi cabs operate in all major cities and towns. Students can find taxi ranks at transport terminals, main hotels, and shopping centres, or cabs can be hailed in the street. Alternatively, an Uber driver can be booked by downloading the Uber application (app.) to your mobile device. Follow the prompts to set up and book a driver via the app
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