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Australia is one of the world's most franchised nations

Franchising contributes more than $144 billion to Australia's economy. Whether you're already a franchise operator or seeking entry to the franchising sector, a franchising degree will improve your knowledge and give you an understanding of new franchising opportunities and strategies for managing, leading and expanding franchise operations.

In Australia alone there are 1,600 franchisors and more than 79,000 franchise outlets, with the sector employing 460,000 people. So you can see that there are plenty of opportunities and great need for franchising expertise.

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Study franchising at Griffith

Study the Asia Pacific’s only postgraduate franchising qualification

With a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Franchising you can upgrade your franchise skills, and your career. Designed specifically for franchise professionals this degree will give you a complete overview of franchising and set you on the path to achieving the internationally respected Certified Franchise Executive™ designation. You can study entirely online from anywhere in the world, or choose to study face-to-face on-campus at South Bank.

Industry recognition

Griffith is the leading franchise research and education institution in the Asia-Pacific region. We have been researching franchising for more than a decade, and through our research have formed strong links with the franchise sector. You will have access to the knowledge and expertise of Griffith’s Asia–Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence, including Australia’s leading academic in the field, Professor Lorelle Frazer. Throughout the degree, you’ll hear from leading experts in the field, and benefit from their significant and relevant insights.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Get recognition for your experience

At Griffith, we recognise the value of professional experience as well as previous study. Even if you haven't studied at university before, our professional entry option recognises relevant work experience as qualification for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Franchising.

Neil Soares

After 25 years operating in the food industry, Neil Soares felt it important to build on this wealth of experience and progress his business knowledge. A promotion followed after he completed Griffith's Graduate Certificate in Franchising, and he is now CEO of Consolidated Food Holdings, which owns the Croissant Express chain. 'Studying the graduate certificate confirmed, strengthened and brought forward industry knowledge. I found the degree very valuable and I believe it should be mandatory for all professionals working in the franchise sector.' Neil says he found the unit on leadership challenging but ultimately the most beneficial. 'It was instrumental in changing my approach to managing my team and franchisees.'

Neil Soares

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Almost any business can be franchised

Franchising is used by businesses globally in almost every industry, creating a world of career opportunities, both within Australia and across the globe.

Franchising is also increasing in popularity, particularly across the Asia -Pacific, so even if you're not intending on franchising your business or buying a franchise you can still apply your newly acquired skills in a franchise head office.

There are many different roles within a franchise head office which, depending on the franchise, may include franchisee field support, leasing and property, site and territory selection, marketing and communications, and legal.

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Sunday 18 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Sunday 18 February

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Sunday 18 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Sunday 18 February

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Sunday 18 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Sunday 18 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Sunday 18 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 19 June — Sunday 18 February

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Sunday 18 February

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 24 July — Sunday 18 February

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 6 August — Sunday 18 February

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Sunday 12 August — Sunday 18 February

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more