Trainee Program

The PGA Trainee Program has evolved to be one of the worlds’ most recognised golf related training programs. Greg Norman, John Senden, Nick O’Hern, Peter Lonard and Rod Pampling are all former members of the PGA Trainee Program.



The PGA Trainee Program provides a platform to gain varied and valuable training and education within golf. Since its inception, the PGA Trainee Program has been producing PGA Professionals who have gone on to forge successful careers in both Vocational and Tournament areas. A PGA Trainee works alongside fully qualified PGA Professionals at approved golf facilities around Australia and receives practical work experience and on the job training. In addition, Trainees gain access and play in a number of professional events for the duration of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive exclusive Membership to one of the oldest and most respected sporting associations in the world, with the PGA of Australia.


3 years, full time

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Graduates of the PGA Trainee Program in 2020 are eligible to receive the following qualification, which is exclusively delivered by PGA International Golf Institute (RTO No. 31270 – Cricos 02754G)

Other Accreditations
Area of study

Coaching: Knowledge and skills for golf coaching, leading to the highest level of coach accreditation in golf
Game Development: Strategies and skills to actively grow participation and enjoyment of the sport of golf.
Small Business: Strategic and operational skills for successfully operating a small business in the golf industry
Management: Skills and strategies relating to planning, organising and leading a golf club or golf organisation
Playing: Assessment of playing ability via competition in professional events

Employment Outcomes

The postgraduate employment rate is well above average, with 90 per cent of graduates gaining golf industry specific employment in their first year as a Member of the PGA. Employment opportunities for graduates of the PGA Trainee Program include, but are not limited to:

Course Fees

2020 fees $4,250*

*cost subject to change without notice.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the 2020 PGA Trainee Program applicants must:

Further Information

For further information please read the Trainee Information Kit.

Please be advised that the above information only relates to the 2020 PGA Trainee Program. The program for 2021 and beyond is currently under development.