Degree details

This Masters degree will prepare you for professional roles in adult, vocational and community education, training and professional development. It will allow you to develop your existing vocational knowledge and build your capacity for professional work in training, teaching, development and research-related roles.

You will be prepared for a career in training and development, including professional education or training and development roles in private and public sector organisations. This may include in your current professional field. The teaching specialisation of this degree will equip you to pursue careers in mainstream adult and vocational education fields, such as the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Please note that this degree does not lead to teacher registration.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Master of 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 hold a Bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing)
  • OR hold a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing)
  • OR hold a Bachelor Honours degree or a Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing).

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.

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 Master of Training and Development (MTrainDev), a student must acquire 160 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 90 credit points for core courses;
  • gain 40 credit points for listed electives;
  • gain 30 credit points for postgraduate electives offered in the Master of Education (5601) or a coherent set of courses from anywhere in the University with Program Director approval.