Pharmaceutical and advanced therapeutic products governance education package

Pharmaceutical and advanced therapeutic products governance education package

Through stakeholder engagement, the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research identified the need to develop a Pharmaceuticals Preparation Policy, associated procedures and training frameworks to improve the advanced therapeutics supply chain as clinicians, researchers and industry are increasingly demanding these products.  SHPA developed a dedicated education package in partnership with the Ministry of Health to support the understanding and implementation of the Pharmaceuticals Preparation Policy.  The Preparation of pharmaceutical and advanced therapeutic products governance education package is designed to meet the needs of all staff involved in the application of the Policy Directive in practice.

Advanced therapeutic products are rapidly becoming available and the number and complexity of products required to be prepared by pharmacists in NSW public health facilities will see a substantial increase. The Policy Directive for Preparation of pharmaceuticals and advanced therapeutic products provides guidance to all Directors of Pharmacy, Directors of Nursing and Midwifery, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) Laboratory Medical Directors, Directors of Clinical Governance, NSW Health Pathology and all relevant staff on preparing aseptically and non-aseptically prepared products to standards that are of a high quality, are safe, and are made in compliance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth), Poisons and Therapeutics Goods Act 1966 (NSW), National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (Cth),  Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth), and comply with professional practice and other standards.

The Preparation of pharmaceutical and advanced therapeutic products governance education package comprises 6hrs of accredited content across 13 topics.  You can view the topics HERE. An assessment follows the completion of the topics, with participants receiving a certificate of achievement following successful completion.  All participants will have 6 months access to the education package from the date of first enrolment into the education package.  Enrolment details are provided on receipt of payment.

Registration price    

All registration rates include GST. 

All NSW Heath employees are entitled to a discount of 20% off the relevant registration price*.  If you are a NSW Health employee and wish to register for this course, please contact with your NSW Health email address.

*please note that these exclusive discounted tickets have not expired and whilst not available on the page are available via emailing . 

Please note: All participants will have 6 months access to the learning package from your date of first enrolment into the page.  Enrolment details are provided on receipt of payment.

All content included in the Pharmaceutical and advanced therapeutic products governance education package is the intellectual property of SHPA and cannot be copied or shared.

The content of this online learning course is presented by Kerry Watts, Senior Project and Policy Officer, Advanced Therapeutics, Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health

View the online learning course outline HERE. 

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD activity (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the relevant assessment activity.

The accreditation number for your reference is S2023/55.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 1.1.1 Promote a culture of professionalism
  • Standard 1.3.1 Comply with statute law, guidelines, codes and standards
  • Standard 3.4.1 Determine the required formulation
  • Standard 3.4.2 Confirm the availability of suitable resources
  • Standard 3.4.3 Apply risk management strategies
  • Standard 3.4.7 Complete appropriate documentation
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 4.4.3 Establish suitable premises and infrastructure
  • Standard 4.5.2 Maintain the physical environment and acquire required resources
  • Standard 4.7.1 Understand and contribute to organisational/corporate and clinical governance
  • Standard 4.7.7 Contribute to the effective management of risk, including threats to service continuity
  • Standard 5.1.1 Plan education and training

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)

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Registration price    $280 $350

All registration rates include GST

If you are employed at the NSW Department of Health, please get in touch with to receive your 20% off discount. 

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessbility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
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  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsilbility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


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