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Good Clinical Practice training

Free training for NSW Health hospital staff and NSW-based medical research institutes

NSW Health is offering free online Good Clinical Practice training for all NSW Health hospital staff and NSW-based medical research institutes.

Online training

The training will be delivered via webinars and web-based learning platforms.

Two courses are available:

  • Introduction to GCP – for staff new to clinical trials or who have not completed comprehensive training
  • Refresher GCP – for experienced clinical trial staff and/or those who have previously obtained GCP certification

You can choose the option that best suits your availability and clinical trials’ experience in the EOI online form.


Training sessions in 2020 for both courses are listed below.

  • Webinars are facilitated courses at set times, these courses are delivered by experienced educators and allow for live communication and questions
  • Self-directed courses are delivered via an online platform and allow the student to work through modules at their own pace and at a time which suits them

Introduction to GCP webinars

Date Time Facilitator
21 July 2020 9am-1pm ARCS (session completed)
10 August 2020 10am-12:30pm T Symons Associates (session completed)
18 September 2020 9am-1pm PRAXIS Australia w/ Sophie Mepham GCP
27 November 2020 10am-12:30pm T Symons Associates (at capacity – waitlist only)

Introduction to GCP self-directed course

Course Facilitator
Essential GCP training for clinical investigational sites ARCS (capacity met, no longer available)
GCP for investigators and research staff Genesis Research Services

Refresher GCP webinars

Date Time Facilitator
28 July 2020 9am-11am ARCS (session completed)
28 August 2020 9am-11am PRAXIS Australia w/ Sophie Mepham GCP (session completed)
16 October 2020 1pm-3pm T Symons Associates
30 October 2020 9am-11am PRAXIS Australia w/ Sophie Mepham GCP

Refresher GCP self-directed course

Course Facilitator
Refresher GCP Training ARCS (capacity met, no longer available)

Please note that places are limited and sessions may be subject to change.

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GCP training is delivered by independent education providers and meets the TransCelerate Mutual Recognition program. NSW Health is not responsible for the delivery or any content provided. Any questions regarding training content should be directed to the training provider.

Guideline for Good Clinical Practice

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an internationally accepted standard for the designing, conducting, recording and reporting of clinical trials.

This training meets the minimum criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.

National Clinical Trials Governance Framework

Hospital staff engaged in clinical trials require GCP certification. It ensures staff conducting clinical trials are working to international best practice. It is also required for accreditation under the upcoming National Clinical Trials Governance Framework.


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ARCS Australia

ARCS Australia is a national, membership-based organisation focused on the development and growth of the healthcare sector.

ARCS provides education, career pathways, professional development and advocacy to the healthcare sector.

Through its members ARCS has a broad and effective reach throughout the healthcare sector, and provides a neutral forum to develop, agree and implement aligned policies and initiatives.

ARCS and its members are dedicated to improving the quality of life of healthcare consumers.

Find out more on ARCS at their website
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Genesis Research Services

Genesis Research Services is a multiservice clinical research company focussed on trial management, recruitment, education and investigator support services.

They bring a range of clinical trial opportunities to their community, including world-first studies for pain management and healthy volunteer studies.

Genesis Research Services provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical research organisations with a dedicated team of professionals and a purpose-built facility designed around the needs and requirements for conducting clinical trials.

Visit the Genesis Research Services website to learn more

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PRAXIS Australia in partnership with Sophie Mepham GCP

PRAXIS Australia is a not for profit, registered charity created by members in 2015.

Their purpose is to enhance access to high quality, relevant and accessible education and training that can be used by individuals or organisations across the broader research and clinical trials eco-system in Australia and internationally.

They believe that education is the key to their broader purpose – to enhance the welfare of research participants and the quality and effectiveness of research.

Find out more about PRAXIS Australia and their services

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T Symons Associates

Tanya Symons has worked in clinical research for over 20 years. In 2000, she set up a clinical trials consultancy.

She worked extensively for the UK government, including the redeveloped and maintenance of the internationally recognised NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit.

Tanya is now a consultant for the Australian Commonwealth and state governments and the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA).

Tanya uses her knowledge of international best practice to influence the streamlining and standardisation of research-related processes in Australia.

Visit the Tanya Symons Associates website for more

Updated 1 year ago