Degree details

This program offers a pathway into the training and development sector. It prepares candidates by broadening knowledge and skills in the fields of adult, vocational and community education, training and professional development. Graduates of this degree will be well equipped for careers in adult and vocational education, adult literacy and numeracy, human resource development.

You can develop a career in the broad field of training and development, including professional education or training and development roles in private and public sector organisations. Many graduates follow these paths in their professional field in nursing, education, production and service sectors. In addition, the teaching specialisation of this program equips you to pursue careers in mainstream adult and vocational education fields, such as TAFE.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Training and Development, applicants will require the following:

  • hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised University or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing; OR

VET studies

  • through portfolio evidence that shows appropriate VET qualifications and a body of non-formal and informal learning and experience within the education and training sector.

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.

Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Training and Development (GCertTrainDev), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 30 credit points for prescribed courses;
  • gain 10 credit points for a listed elective course.