Media Release: CBE GMP Uplift Training Programs

Training May 2022

Media Release: CBE GMP Uplift Training Programs


The Centre for Biopharmaceutical Excellence (CBE) and its Consortia partners are pleased to have been chosen through a competitive process to deliver GMP training under the MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative. CBE GMP Uplift Programs have been funded under this initiative to address skills shortages in GMP across the Medical Technologies, Biotechnologies and Pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

Centre for Biopharmaceutical Excellence (CBE) Consortium: GMP Uplift Programs

The CBE GMP Uplift Programs will provide participants a real-world perspective on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), designed to enable the interpretation and application of GMP in practice. GMP Uplift is designed for those involved in human health products. The Essential GMP Program is for new entrants, with the Advanced GMP Program suitable for those with more GMP experience, up to senior professionals. The Programs feature theoretical components, coupled with relevant examples, case studies and leading subject matter experts who will share practical experiences. It will be delivered nationally commencing Q3 2022.

Director, CBE, Mr Steve Williams, said: “We are very pleased to be part of the REDI initiative grant awards program. CBE and its Consortia are excited to uplift GMP-training and standards within the MTP industry in Australia and have created a national program that will provide participants with a relevant, practical and experiential learning experience.”

“From our consulting background we know Startups and Small to Medium Enterprises find compliance type training challenging. These programs will help alleviate some of those challenges by creating an opportunity for increasing new starts GMP experience and for those more experienced, upskilling them in advanced GMP topics. We recognise that COVID has created different learning environment needs and our programs will be flexible in virtual online, virtual facilitated and facilitated face to face formats to cater for this.” Mr Williams said

Utilising state-of the-art hands-on training facilities, our Essential GMP Program will have experiential workshop days for case work, networking and to offer participants the chance to practice GMP basics in one the facilities at either the Translational Research Institute (TRI) T3 Cleanrooms in Brisbane QLD, UTS Biologicals Innovation Facility in Sydney NSW and CBE Pure Solutions new facility in Melbourne Victoria.

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This program is supported by MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). In delivering the REDI program, MTPConnect is partnering with research, training and industry organisations to deploy an integrated three-pillar plan driving skills and workforce development for the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector nationally. Through a competitive process, MTPConnect has selected additional industry training providers to deliver new programs addressing key skills gaps in the sector workforce.

CBE is a consulting firm with offices across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong providing strategic and technical consulting services and training solutions to the MTP sector.