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Curtin and Golf WA new partnership

[Posted: 25 Jul 2018]


GOLF WA and Curtin University have formed a new partnership, offering tertiary level opportunities to current and future golf stars.

Golf WA chief executive Gary Thomas said having access to new technologies, cutting edge research, experienced academics and passionate students will provide Golf WA with benefits that were not previously achievable.

“We are proud to partner with Curtin and this collaboration is based on our joint desire to provide the highest quality possible educational experience with a clear pathway for our golfers to become qualified in a professional vocation, as well as great golfers,” Mr Thomas said.

The partnership will also incorporate student placements within golfing clubs for work experience. Initially, a pilot program will place students in the areas of marketing, social media management, business, accounting, physiotherapy and sport science with Golf WA member clubs.

Curtin University’s head of sport and recreation David Russell said the university has had exceptional success with student placements in current sport related partnerships including Hockey Australia and the Fremantle Football club.

“We would like to continue the provision of high level placements in professional environments for our students,” he said.

Article courtesy of The Canning Times and Curtin University.