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Training and Development Manager

Find out how to become a training and development manager and work in the human resources industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Training and Development Manager is $103,300 - 130,800 annually

What does a Training and Development Manager do?

Training and development managers ensure that staff training needs are met to enhance individual performance and encourage effective teamwork.

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What key skills does a Training and Development Manager have?

Training and development managers ensure the effective development, implementation and evaluation of staff training programs.

  • Liaise with other managers to ascertain training requirements and budgets
  • Discuss development requirements with staff through performance management systems
  • Lead or provide access to training programs to suit a range of developmental needs
  • Create and ensure access to training materials including electronic materials
  • Work within a set training budget
  • Support staff and management as required at times of operational change

How to become a Training and Development Manager

If you want to pursue the role of Training and Development Manager, you'll ideally need a bachelor's degree in either human resources, business administration, education or psychology. While a higher-level qualification is preferred, you can make a start in training and development by undertaking a course through VET education.

Courses such as BSB50320 - Diploma of Human Resource Management or BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) are great education pathways if you'd like to get started in the training and development field. 

Quick facts

Working as a training and development manager allows you to utilise your communication skills in a training and educational setting. It also requires excellent organisational skills.

Employment for training and development professionals has fallen over the last five years, from 17,400 in 2020 to 15,600 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Education and training; public administration and safety; and other industries
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to fall in the next five years, From 17,400 in 2020 to 15,600 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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