Student Experience

Study Options has already sent hundreds of students off to study at colleges in Australia and New Zealand, and we quite often receive emails and post about how well they are getting on! Read some personal experiences of studying Down Under in this section.

Andy Riley

Andy is currently studying a diploma of Building and Construction at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Melbourne is a vibrant city which is full of friendly faces from all cultures and backgrounds. It has been voted the most liveable city in the world for seven consecutive years and is the sporting capital of the world. The coffee, food and craft beer culture that fuels the city is arguably the best and most diverse in Australia. With markets, events and festivals every week, there is always something to see or do. It is certainly a place that makes you feel at home.

Duc Pham (Vietnam)

Studied at PGA IGI and now works for Golf Channel Vietnam

The combined PGA IGI and Bachelor degree programme is very unique and one I learned from greatly during my time of study. I met many PGA professionals, including those at the IGI, who were extremely helpful and made my three years very enjoyable as I studied Golf, Business and Sports Management. Gaining the qualification also gave me a pathway into the PGA Trainee programme, becoming a full vocational member of the PGA of Australia. This has provided me with many opportunities in the golf industry here in Southeast Asia.

Edward Salt

Studied at PGA IGI and is now a trainee professional player.

The PGA IGI Diploma of Golf Management has taught me so much and was so relevant in so many ways.  I benefitted from the formal course and assignment work, along with workplace practical elements, from running a pro shop, to course management and the logistics around competition management.

Cameron Braid

Studied at PGA IGI and now works as a golf operations manager in Sydney

The PGA International Golf Institute helped give me my start in the golf industry as a result of the golf knowledge, confidence and networking I obtained during my 3 years with the institute. As a graduate of the PGA IGI, is has provided me with a number of career paths, including making the successful start in golf club management. I am fortunate to now have great friends, networks and industry colleagues that originated from my time studying the Diploma of Golf Management with the PGA IGI.   

Job Title: Golf operations Manager, Concord Golf Club

Annabel Rolley

Annabel studied at PGA IGI and now works as Golf Channel host in Orlando.

My time at the PGAIGI was instrumental in assisting me reach my goals in the golf world today. During my time in the programme I developed my skill set in all facets relating to golf and business, and most importantly built great confidence in my ability. The programme facilitates an outstanding academic schedule, real life golf industry operation systems plus the practical side of golf. The broad scope of work covered allows students to get a thorough understanding of the golf world and prepares them for the industry.

Nathanial’s Story

Surfing before class and having the experience of a lifetime, it's all part of studying in amazing Western Australia

“My experience was exciting and I can see how much I have evolved as a person. I had an awesome time”

Nathanial wanted to become a Chef, but he also wanted to see the world, so he grabbed the best of both worlds and enrolled in the renowned Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery at TAFE Western Australia.


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