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The Graduate Certificate of Commercial Biotechnology is an online coursework program consisting of four core courses. These courses provide students with the essential business and technical capabilities required by industry employees to capitalise on commercialisation opportunities within the biotechnology sector.

The program is aimed at mid-career, science-trained professionals working in the Australasian biotechnology industry or wider community of practice. This program is designed to expand and formalise students' skills and knowledge in regional and international biotechnology commercialisation, in order to improve innovation translation and enhance career advancement prospects.

The program is designed and delivered in consultation with industry and multi-disciplinary experts to ensure it is responsive to the current and emerging needs and trends in national and global job markets. The use of best-practice, industry relevant, online professional education provides students valuable networking opportunities for their current and future professional practice.



Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode

Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Certificate


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Program Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC as a standalone program.

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Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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