Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence

Franchise Courses, Formal Education and Group Training

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence offers a range of franchise courses and training to help advance franchise best practice.

Below is a list of the franchise training currently on offer.

Download the 2017 Program Brochure

However, to assist you to find the most relevant franchise courses and training you may wish to visit the category most relevant for you:

If you're still unsure which franchise course will best meet your needs, or are looking for a training solution not listed below, please don't hesitate to contact the Centre on franchising@griffith.edu.au or +61 7 3382 1401.


All Education and Training courses

How to choose a franchise eClassHow To Choose A Franchise eClass  

The 'How To Choose a Franchise That is Right For You' eClass is for people looking to buy a franchise.This eClass is a unique tool to provide prospective franchisees the framework for successfully navigating the process of buying a franchise. The overriding goal is to empower you to take full responsibility for what is a life-altering decision. It is the only product of its kind that will step you through the process of deciding which franchise is best for you. Learn More Button

How to Franchise eClass

How to Franchise Your Business

Have you ever wondered if your business could be franchised? How do you know if franchising is the best growth model for your business? What skills do I need to be a good franchisor? If you have built up your own business and want to determine its suitability to be franchised, and understand everything that will be involved

in reaching that goal, then this is the course for you.

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An online class you can do anywhere, anytime.


Free online short course: Pre-entry franchise education online

Pre-entry Franchise Education

Free, online education program for prospective franchisees

The program is designed to assist franchisees to better understand the due diligence process and create more realistic expectations when entering franchising. Research into the effectiveness of this program reveals franchisees that complete the program not only have more realistic expectations, however are more likely to become franchisees.

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This program is funded by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and it is strongly recommended to incorporate the program into franchisee recruitment processes.


Franchise and Small Business Survival eClassFranchise and Small Business Survival eClass

The free Franchise and Small Business Survival eClasses have just been launched for people looking to buy a franchise, recent franchisees and small business owners.

The Franchise and Small Business Survival eClasses look at key areas in business management including Contractual Understanding, Partnerships, Expectations, and Debt Levels which without proper understanding may lead to business failure.

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Franchising and Small Business courseFranchising and Small Business course

The Franchising and Small Business course helps provide franchisees with the business skills they’ll require to help make their franchise a success.

The course is delivered face-to-face at Griffith University in Brisbane or online with expert lecturers and industry professionals, and you can ask questions anytime during lectures, tutorials, over the phone or online via email.

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New online short course: Business Management Essentials Franchise Business Management Essentials

The NEW Franchise Business Management Essentials eClasses have just been launched to help franchisors, both improve their franchise training and increase their appeal to prospective franchisees.

The Franchise Business Management Essentials eClasses are designed to supplement franchisor training by addressing key areas which often lie outside franchise training, with a focus on core business management skills.

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Graduate Certificate of FranchisingGraduate Certificate in Franchising

Study online or face-to-face (Brisbane) or a combination of both

Australia's leading franchise research and education university offers the Asia-Pacific's only postgraduate franchise qualification. Unlike other franchise training options the Graduate Certificate in Franchising is the only university-accredited franchise qualification and entry can be gained based on work experience, not just qualifications. Further, students also have the chance to learn from industry practitioners, and a number of

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Specialist Franchising CourseSpecialist Franchising Course

Study online or face-to-face (Brisbane) or a combination of both

With the Specialist Franchising Course you’ll get a complete overview of franchising – how it works, the pros and cons of different franchise models, the dangers, and best practices.

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Franchise Growth Master Class: Accelerate your franchise growth: face-to-faceFranchise Growth Master Class

Accelerate your franchise growth

Get access to a senior franchise executive and his former business coach who led the transformation of Brumby's from ailing bakery chain to franchise success in just three years, at this unique Master Class event designed to help you accelerate your own franchise growth.

Invest one day in yourself and your franchise at the Franchise Growth Master Class and unleash the full

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Franchisee financial essentials 2 day practical workshop_195x195px Franchisee Financial Essentials: 2 Day Practical Workshop

Demystify the complexity of working with numbers in franchise businesses

The Franchisee Financial Essentials Workshop will assist franchisee's to gain a clear understanding of the business and financial management essentials and their impact on profit and growth.

During the workshop participants will be provided with a range of powerful analysis templates that can be applied to any franchise or business model. The workshop is delivered face-to-face over 2-days on selected dates.

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Phd in FranchisingDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Franchising

The Australian franchise sector is worth more than $130 billion dollars, employs more than half a million people and is home to more than 1200 franchise businesses.

Globally the franchise sector continues to expand and permeates virtually every industry from fast food, retail, education and health care to professional services, personal services and more.

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