SIS30421 Certificate III In Sport Athlete and PGA Performance Program

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About the SIS30421 Certificate III In Sport Athlete and PGA Performance Program

On Campus - Melbourne 2023

The PGA Institute together with the PGA Academy offers students the opportunity to study golf in Melbourne undertaking SIS30421 Certificate III in Sport- Athlete in conjunction with The Golf Development Program. Our unique program offers students the chance to learn the best practice and skills for use within the sport of golf whilst gaining a Nationally recognised qualification.

With a reputation for excellence and the leading provider for quality vocational education and training (VET) in the golf industry we have consistently achieved high completion rates and reported high levels of student satisfaction across our qualifications.

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

Why study at the PGA Institute?

The Certificate III in Sport and Golf Development Program is for students that

  • Individuals who have a passion for golf
  • Want to have a career in the golf industry
  • Want to improve their level of golf and enhance their knowledge of the golf industry
  • Want to improve their playing, enter the PGA Associate Program or an undergraduate degree/course
  • Want to combine golf development with academic studies

Program Overview


Assessment for the qualification SIS30421 Certificate III in Sport are a combination of individual written short answer questions, reports, quizzes and observation activities.

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


• Computer or laptop
• Access to computer programs (e.g. Word, Powerpoint)
• Access to the Internet
• Golf Equipment


BSBPEF301 – Organise personal work priorities
FNSFLT311 – Develop and apply knowledge of personal finances
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
SISSPAR005 – Develop athlete personal brand
SISSPAR007 – Work as an athlete
SISSPAR008 – Maintain personal wellbeing as an athlete
SISSPAR002 – Participate in sport at an advanced level
HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
SISSPAR006 – Prepare and present athlete sponsorship proposals
SISSPAR009 – Participate in conditioning for sport

Potential Job Outcomes

Positions that graduate may hold in the future after completing the Certificate III in Sport – Athlete are:

• Professional athlete
• Trainee Golf Professional
• Golf development officers

Study Pathways

Pathways allow for a staged approach to achieving career goals in the golf industry.
This might include undertaking the Diploma of Golf Management, which provides the skills and knowledge needed to transition into an Advanced Diploma level study, a Bachelor degree, or other higher education course.


Successful graduates of the Golf Development Program and SIS30421 Certificate III in Sport may be able to access PGA pathways 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.

Both study programs involve non-accredited and accredited training. All program information, including qualifications of study, student entry requirements and more are outlined on

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.

Entry Requirements

All students studying the SIS30421 – Certificate III In Sport Athlete and PGA Golf Development Program must meet the following entry requirements:

Domestic Students

  • Be aged 18 years of age or older at the conclusion of the year of application
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 (equivalent) or higher education qualification; or successfully complete LLN Assessment Test with PGA at required entry level
  • Have a World Handicap System (WHS) playing handicap of 12 (Male) and 15 (Female)

International Students

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Minimum IELTS overall band score 5.5 or equivalent English Language Proficiency Level
  • Be eligible for an Australian Student Visa (Subclass 500)
  • Have a World Handicap System (WHS) playing handicap of 12 (Male) and 15 (Female)

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