Online (distance) learning
Our Online Graduate Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice is a ‘live and online' course designed for professionals looking to upskill in the areas of regulation, compliance, process development and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology sectors.
For the first time, this course can be studied 100% online. There are no on-campus commitments, allowing students to study anywhere.
The Online Graduate Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice is the only course of its type in Asia-Pacific and has been developed in close consultation with leading industry partners.
If you are already working within the industry and looking to progress your career, this course is for you.
The online Graduate Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice will give you the industry-recognised qualification you need to take for the next step in your career.
We have collaborated with SeerPharma Pty Ltd, the leading provider of Quality Assurance (QA) and operational (GxP) compliance knowledge in the Asia-Pacific region, to deliver this course.
SeerPharma offers a comprehensive range of consulting services and specialist expertise to pharmaceutical, medical device and life science companies. It has built a strong reputation for supporting companies and products in development through to commercial manufacture.
Intakes and subject outlines
Students enrolled in the online (distance) delivery will undertake the courses listed below. Students can commence in either Spring or Autumn.
Autumn subjects (Calendar B subjects)
- 96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance (6 credit points)
- 96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations (6 credit points)
Spring subjects (Calendar B subjects)
- 96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices (6 credit points)
- 96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations (6 credit points)
12 credit points per semester is considered a part-time study load.
Online learning is a practical option for students unable to attend campus due to work commitments or distance. This is a flexible mode of learning in which students study when it suits them. Studying online does not mean that the student is isolated from the teacher or from the learning community. A variety of strategies are used to provide an environment for learning and to foster student-student collaboration.
In this course, students will learn through online content comprising of videos, set reading, directed research, activities and self-check quizzes. This independent learning will be supported by group learning experiences using online discussions, in which ideas and concepts can be tested and refined. In addition, online students will have regular access to the class teacher via online ‘open office’ hours.
Assessment is conducted throughout the semester and comprises tasks such as contribution to online discussions, written and/or oral reports, group projects, presentations via online conferencing and written exams.
Each subject is structured as a number of modules that typically cover a two-week period. Materials are made available on UTS’ online learning system which can be accessed from your computer, tablet or mobile device, so you can learn anywhere, anytime.
Each subject in this course will require approximately 3-6 hours per week of study. Time will vary depending on student familiarity with the subject matter. Additional time may be needed to complete assessments.
International students undertaking the online (distance) delivery are not eligible for an Australian student VISA.