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2017 Education and Training ProgramFranchise Education and Training Program 2017

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence's Franchise Education and Training Program lets you design your professional development for 2017 and increase your skills and value within the franchise sector. Starting with free eCourses to paid eCourses, forums, masterclasses, workshops and formal courses.

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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. 

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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.


New Online Short CourseFranchise Business Management Essentials

The Franchise Business Management Essentials eClasses are for people looking to buy a franchise or have recently become a franchisee.

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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Franchise and Small Business Survival eClassFranchise and Small Business Survival eClass

The NEW 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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Pre-entry franchise education: free online short coursePre-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.

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

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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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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 current franchisors and franchisees.

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Specialist Franchising CourseSpecialist Franchising Course

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 current franchisors and franchisees.

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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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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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Field Financial Management Training - Brisbane, Sydney, MelbourneFranchise Financial Sustainability Masterclass

Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane | Auckland | Your Office*

Franchise operations, business development and field support teams need to pro-actively engage with franchisees around financial business performance. This training intensive develops a greater understanding of financials that drive franchisee businesses including how to get franchisees to make the connection between better franchise performance and achieving their individual financial goals. In just four days you'll learn tried and tested approaches to interpreting franchisee financial data, before transforming that information into relevant and achievable actions plans which engage franchisees. You can also receive credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Franchising for this course.

* Tailored, in-house packages available.

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Face-to-face Franchise Growth Master Class - acclerate your franchise growthFranchise Growth Master Class

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 potential of your franchise business.

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CFE-Logo-195x195Certified Franchise Executive Accredited Courses and Programs

You can now receive Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) points

The CFE program is run by the Franchise Council of Australia. The mission of this program is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education. The CFE program offers existing and aspiring franchise professionals and entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow professionally and reach a recognised standard of excellence within the local and international franchise community.

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