Manufacturing training for pharma industry under review


The National Training Package for the pharmaceutical industry is going through a once-a-decade review and board industry input is invited to improve the outcomes and relevance for the sector.

Draft qualifications and units of competency are now available for review and feedback until 30 November 2017.

They have been re-written to incorporate the skills required to apply Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) principles and procedures.

Feedback is being sought on whether the draft qualifications and units reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described.

The course is important for career development, new graduates entering the industry, cross-training of people from outside the industry and workforce flexibility.

Feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which will be available for industry validation in January 2018.

The draft qualifications and units, as well as details on how to provide feedback, are available online.