MEDIA RELEASE | 31 January 2024
All PGA Institute students undertaking the Diploma of Golf Management, Diploma of Sport or Diploma of Business will be able to use the new pathway to continue their education at Torrens University.
PGA of Australia General Manager for Membership and Education, Geoff Stewart, said the Torrens University partnership was another great example of how opportunities for students in the golf industry were growing.
“Having a highly regarded university partner such as Torrens University further validates the education and employment pathways, we have in place for our PGA Institute students.
“The education and workforce development opportunities we can offer via the PGA Institute are growing every year and they’re important for our game’s future.
“A well-educated workforce is vital in converting golf’s current popularity into sustainable, long-term growth.”
The PGA Institute offers education, combining business, golf training, hospitality and sport, as well as practical golf skills, to prepare students for a career in the golf industry.
Seamless entry pathway for PGA Institute students
Darryn Melrose Chief Marketing Officer and Industry Partnerships at Torrens University echoed Stewart's excitement about the collaboration.
“This partnership establishes a seamless pathway for students transitioning from the PGA Institute to Torrens University,” he said.
“By leveraging the combined expertise of PGA and the academic excellence of Torrens University, this collaboration is set to cultivate well-rounded, skilled individuals poised for a successful career in the sports industry.”
The collaboration provides students from the PGA Institute with pathways into the full suite of Torrens University Business courses.
The collaboration is not only of benefit to PGA Institute students, but also PGA Members, while also offering opportunities for current Torrens University students.
“The alliance further extends to PGA Australia members, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education at Torrens University, enabling them to future-proof their careers,” said Melrose.
“Additionally, an exciting prospect for Torrens University students is the chance to undertake work-integrated learning at PGA Australia, equipping them with industry-specific skills and knowledge to advance in their chosen careers.”