The Community Golf Instructor Program is an Australian Sports Commission National Coaching Accreditation Scheme approved program that provides training and accreditation for individuals wanting to engage as an instructor or facilitator of national golf participation programs. The program is the result of ongoing collaboration between the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia and Golf Australia and replaces the Community Coach Program.
The program has been designed and implemented to grow the sport of golf through the effective development of a volunteer workforce at the grassroots level, with a long-term vision of Community Golf Instructors working alongside PGA Professionals in program delivery at golf courses, driving ranges and schools.
The program incorporates foundation training for Community Golf Instructors prior to an individual undertaking specialised training in a selected module that aligns directly with a national golf participation program such as the national junior golf program, MyGolf. Accreditation via completion of a specialised module permits the qualified individual to deliver or support the delivery of the associated program.
The Community Golf Instructor Program is completed in a fully online environment and is facilitated through the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia’s e-learning platform – The Fairway. With the transition to an online training program, the program will be fully accessible and nationally consistent with regard to content and accreditation outcomes.
Current specialised modules available within the program include:
- MyGolf Club accreditation
- MyGolf Schools accreditation (non-teacher accreditation)
- MyGolf Schools accreditation (teacher accreditation)
For more information or to register to become a Community Golf Instructor, please visit the program’s website: www.communitygolfinstructor.com.au