On Sunday, the Australian Ladies Professional Golf organisation confirmed the 42-year-olds return to professional golf.
Golf coach Randall Hollands Smith has been working with Hetherington since April to get her up to scratch.
Hetherington will play the Australian circuit, and hopes to compete in the Australian Ladies Masters and the Women's Australian Open over the next two months.
She confirms that she will not be going back to the LPGA Tour, “I would miss family and clients too much."
The Australian won a total of $5.7 million in prize money during her career.