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Curtin University and Golf WA have an exclusive education partnership

Curtin University and Golf WA have moved to bolster services to Western Australia’s future elite golf players by announcing an exclusive education partnership.

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The innovative partnership arrangement will also incorporate student placements for real life work experience for Curtin University students amongst the network of Golf WA members, progress a long term scientific research agenda and support regionally based elite athletes making the transition from regional areas to tertiary education.

Golf WA Chief Executive Officer, Gary Thomas was delighted to secure the agreement stating that the range of opportunities for the golfing fraternity will have long term benefits for golf, golfers and golf clubs in WA.

“Having access to new technologies, cutting edge research, experienced academics and passionate young students will provide GWA with benefits that were not previously achievable within our available resources.”

“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 becoming great golfers”

The Head of Sport and Recreation at Curtin University, Mr David Russell commented that he was looking forward to seeing some of WA’s aspiring young golfers represent Curtin at University sporting events nationally and internationally.

“Our Elite Athlete Support Program has been outstandingly successful in assisting students’ progress a dual career, combining elite level sport and attaining University qualifications to support their long term aspirations.”

Integral to the partnership will be a pilot program to place students in the areas of marketing, social media management, business, accounting, physiotherapy and sport science with Golf WA member clubs. “We will discuss student opportunities with a small number of pilot clubs with specific requirements before rolling out a broader “Work Integrated Learning’ program to other clubs in the near future” stated Mr Russell. 

“Curtin 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.”

As a part of the relationship, Curtin University will have a strong presence at the WA Golf Open to be played at the Mt Lawley Golf club on Thursday 25th October – Sunday 28th October 2018.