Coaching Accreditation - Community Instructor Program
Ever wanted to give back to your community?
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 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 here.
Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program (GAQAP)
GAQAP provides teachers, school sport or club volunteers, tertiary and senior secondary school students throughout Queensland with FREE training that can ultimately lead to an accreditation in coaching, officiating and sports first aid. Visit the Queensland Government website for more information.
For further information on the Community Instructor Program, please contact Golf Queensland on (07) 3252 8155 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Play By the Rules
The new free Play by the Rules online training course is now available.
The course features two modules - 'Child Protection' and 'Harassment and Discrimination' - which replace all of the previous online training courses.
The course is succinct, user-friendly and features the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios and a quiz. It is suitable for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators.
To keep up-to-date with the latest laws and information around child protection and discrimination we recommend that you do a refresher course every 1-2 years. To enrol in the new course please click here.
If you would also like to keep updated with the latest news, events and programs around safe, fair and inclusive sport, subscribe to the free monthly Play by the Rules e-Bulletin by logging onto the Play by the Rules website and entering your name/email in the e-Bulletin sign up button.