Diploma of Golf Management


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Program Description

Diploma of Golf Management

The PGA International Golf Institute (PGA IGI) delivers Australia’s only 10459NAT 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 IGI has been a leader in golf education. The qualification was developed by the PGA IGI 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 IGI Golf Management Program 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 Trainee Program, becoming qualified and successful Members in the sport.


10459NAT 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 20 units of competency, made up of 17 core and 3 elective units. The areas of study are based around Business, Administration, Management and golf skills.

*To successfully complete the qualification, students must successfully complete 17 core units of competency and 2 elective units of competency.

  • Course Duration: One Year
  • Course Delivery: Face to Face
  • Campus Location: Gold Coast
  • Course Duration: Two Years
  • Course Delivery: eLearning
  • Campus Location: Online


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


Graduates of the PGA IGI 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 IGI’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 IGI 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

Entry Requirements

All students studying the 10459NAT Diploma of Golf Management must meet the following entry requirements:

Domestic Students

  • Be aged 18 years of age or older, or turning 18 years of age during your study
  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or higher qualification (or equivalent)*
  • Golf Playing Experience (demonstrated through Golf Australia Handicap)

*Where required, students must successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

International Students

  • Be aged 18 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of equivalent to Australian Year 12 studies, or higher qualification
  • Golf Playing Experience (demonstrated through handicap records or video evidence)
  • Minimum IELTS overall band score 5.5 or equivalent English Language Proficiency Level

Applications for the PGA IGI Golf Management Program are open year round. Students can choose to begin in their preferred intake as follows:

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • October


After successful completion of the 10459NAT Diploma of Golf Management with the PGA IGI, 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 IGI Diploma of Golf Management receive up to one year credit into selected Bachelor Degrees with Griffith University. In addition, graduates receive credit towards programs leading to PGA of Australia Membership, through the PGA of Australia’s PGA Trainee or Professional Year Programs.

Last updated October 2018

About the School

The PGA International Golf Institute offers education through its golf management colleges, combining business and golf training as well as practical golf skills to prepare you for a career in the gol ... Read More

The PGA International Golf Institute offers education through its golf management colleges, combining business and golf training as well as practical golf skills to prepare you for a career in the golf industry. Whether you are interested in a golf career or a career in golf management then the PGA IGI courses will assist you in getting there. Read less
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