University of Technology Sydney

C06115v3 Graduate Diploma in Good Manufacturing Practice

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Good Manufacturing Practice (GradDipGMP)
UAC code: 940921 (Autumn B session, Spring B session), 940927 (distanceance) (Autumn B session, Spring B session)
CRICOS code: 084262E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Good Manufacturing Practice provides up-to-date and in-depth good manufacturing practice (GMP) knowledge within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. It provides critical knowledge regarding regulations, compliance/GxP, product development and quality assurance within this heavily regulated industry, an essential ingredient for career development.

This is the only course of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region. The UTS: Pharmacy discipline has partnered with SeerPharma, the industry’s leading provider of technical compliance and quality assurance knowledge, to deliver students a practice-based and research-led education.

Designed by 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 or enhance their pharmaceutical industry manufacturing career with an industry-recognised qualification.

Career options

Career options include:

  • production, quality assurance, quality control, documentation, validation, supply chain and regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry
  • monitoring and quality assurance in clinical research organisations
  • auditing in government regulatory agencies, consultancy in consulting firms and managers and practitioners in various other associated companies where good manufacturing practices are required.

Course intended learning outcomes

.001 Demonstrate accurate knowledge of risk management practices and models, and implement and review them in a range of contexts.
.002 Test, audit and review pharmaceuticals manufacturing and distribution processes using appropriate methodologies.
.003 Implement and review process control systems for pharmaceuticals manufacturing.
.004 Demonstrate ethically and legally accountable approaches to pharmaceuticals manufacturing and control.
.005 Evaluate and apply evidence in the delivery of evidence-based solutions.
.006 Produce accurate technical documentation, and communicate effectively and accurately with clients and stakeholders in written or spoken language appropriate to their needs.
.007 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of indigenous Australians, while critically reflecting on the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on their health and wellbeing, and integrating this knowledge into practice.
.008 Contribute as leader and collaborator in the assurance of Good Manufacturing Practice.
.009 Reflect on the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the integration of emerging evidence into practice, promoting the growth of personal and professional learning, and the education of others.
.010 Collaborate effectively with other professions to ensure Good Manufacturing Practice.
.011 Demonstrate knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice in local, national and global contexts.

Admission 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 technology, cosmetics, and nutraceutical
  • science or medical science
  • 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

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.

Local students

Domestic applicants can apply directly.

International students

International applicants apply via UTS: International.

International applicants, in addition to the above requirements, are required to obtain a police certificate/criminal clearance from every country they have resided in. If a country does not issue police certificates/criminal clearances, applicants are required to complete a Statutory Declaration for Overseas Students.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one year, full-time or two year, part-time basis.

Students can undertake this course on campus or by distance (online).

International students may not be eligible for an Australian student visa if subjects are undertaken by distance (online).

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of study.

Course completion requirements

96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations 6cp
96134 Validation Principles and Practices 6cp
96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance 6cp
96060 Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices 6cp
96069 Contamination Control 6cp
96062 Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products 6cp
96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices 6cp
96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time course programs for Autumn B and Spring B commencements as well as on campus and distance (online) enrolment are provided below. These show a suggested study sequence. The subjects are offered in either Autumn B or Spring B sessions. Each student's course program depends on the sequence of undertaken subjects.

On campus, Autumn B commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn B Session
96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations   6cp
96134 Validation Principles and Practices   6cp
96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance   6cp
96060 Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices   6cp
Spring B Session
96069 Contamination Control   6cp
96062 Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products   6cp
96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices   6cp
96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations   6cp
On campus, Spring B commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring B Session
96069 Contamination Control   6cp
96062 Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products   6cp
96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices   6cp
96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations   6cp
Year 2
Autumn B Session
96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations   6cp
96134 Validation Principles and Practices   6cp
96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance   6cp
96060 Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices   6cp
Distance, Autumn B commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn B Session
96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance   6cp
96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations   6cp
Spring B Session
96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices   6cp
96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations   6cp
Year 2
Autumn B Session
96060 Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices   6cp
96134 Validation Principles and Practices   6cp
Spring B Session
96069 Contamination Control   6cp
96062 Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products   6cp
Distance, Spring B commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring B Session
96064 Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations   6cp
96063 GxP and Quality Auditing Practices   6cp
Year 2
Autumn B Session
96059 International GMPs and Quality Assurance   6cp
96057 GMP for Manufacturing Operations   6cp
Spring B Session
96069 Contamination Control   6cp
96062 Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products   6cp
Year 3
Autumn B Session
96060 Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices   6cp
96134 Validation Principles and Practices   6cp

Other information

Register to attend an information session and/or contact:

Graduate School of Health
telephone +61 2 9514 1448
email gsh.future@uts.edu.au