University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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 in the Asia–Pacific region.


Students must complete 24 credit points of study. This course is offered on a six-month, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.


  • Subjects include: GMP for Manufacturing Operations
  • Validation Principles and Practices
  • International GMPs and Quality Assurance
  • Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a 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: pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Food technolog
  • Cosmetics and nutraceutical
  • Science or medical science
  • Engineering and related technologies.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.

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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