How to become a training & development manager

Plan an organisation’s development program to fill staff knowledge gaps, build on their strengths, and create winning teams.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as human resources, business administration, education or psychology.
  2. Hone your career progression by completing a master’s degree, focusing on training and development, human resource management, organisational development or business administration.
  3. Many positions require related work experience in order to gain managerial roles, so get as much experience in leadership positions within the human resource and training departments as possible.
  4. Research and apply for any relevant certification or registration bodies to help you stand out on your resume.

What does a training & development manager do?

Duties and tasks

  • Assess and evaluate leadership skills of organisations.
  • Develop and implement leadership programs.
  • Ensure efficiency and safety of staff and management during training.
  • Improve aspects across corporate teams for cohesive success.
  • Maintain corporate structure and success during training.

Industry bodies

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