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This program was developed by Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence and funded by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).  Without the support of the ACCC the University would be unable to offer this course free of charge, so we thank the sector regulator for their generous and on-going support.

Pre-Entry Franchise Education Program Overview

Each module provides a combination of informational videos and short written documents to help you with your decision processes when deciding to enter into a franchise business, with each module following on from the previous one.

The link to each module is at the bottom of the page of the module before, with the link to Module One given at the bottom of this page.

Each module should take around 45 minutes to complete, and there is a self assessment quiz at the end of each module to test your understanding.

Module One: Overview of Franchising

  • What is Franchising?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising
  • The Franchising Code of Conduct
  • The Role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Module Two: Understanding franchise disclosure, agreements & finance

  • Understanding Franchise Disclosure
  • The Franchise Agreement
  • Franchise Fees & Royalties
  • Financing, cash flow and ongoing franchise costs

Module Three: Franchisee support, site selection & marketing funds

  • Franchise Support Services
  • Site & Territory Selection
  • Retail Leasing
  • Franchise Marketing Funds

Module Four: Franchise operations, relationships & dispute resolution

  • Franchising Intellectual Property
  • The Franchise Operations Manual
  • Franchisor / Franchisee Relationship
  • Dispute Resolution

Module Five: Questions to ask, additional due diligence & business skills

  • Questions to ask Franchisors & existing and a former Franchisees
  • Additional Due Diligence
  • Useful Business Skills
  • Assessing your suitability as a Franchisee

>Commence Pre-Entry Franchise Education Program Module One: Overview of Franchising

(Please note: the link to each following module appears at the bottom of the module prior, below the self-assessment quiz).