Graduate Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice provides up to date and in depth good manufacturing practice (GMP) knowledge within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The course provides critical knowledge regarding regulations, compliance/GxP, product development and quality assurance within this heavily regulated industry, an essential ingredient for career development or ongoing study. This is the only course of its kind within the Asia-Pacific region. Aligned within UTS: Pharmacy, the course offers students a practice-based and research-led education, working with leading experts in the field. The course provides professional development options and career pathways for students at all levels of industry organisations. It is ideal for students wishing to commence their pharmaceutical industry manufacturing career with an industry-recognised qualification or commence study in the GMP area with the opportunity for further study. The course is designed by leading experts in the field. Career options include laboratory and production staff, managers and practitioners in companies where good manufacturing practices are required.


Students must complete 24 credit points of study. This course is offered on a six-month, full-time or one-year, part-time basis (contact the Graduate School of Health regarding the part-time offering).


  • Good manufacturing practice

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The above qualifications must be in one of the following related disciplines: natural and physical sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Engineering and related technologies. Applicants who do not satisfy the above academic and additional requirements may be considered on the basis of general and professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies via submission of a CV. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $14,400
International: $17,195
No information available No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

This course is only offered if minimum student numbers are met. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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