The Graduate Certificate in Commercial Biotechnology is aimed at early to mid-career, science-trained professionals working in the Australasian biotechnology industry.

This online coursework program consists of four core courses which will equip you to translate complex biotechnology industry developments into your marketplace.

Learn how to translate intellectual property and manage the process for commercial potential across the regulatory and cultural complexities of global markets. Graduate with essential business and technical capabilities required to capitalise on commercialisation opportunities within the sector.

Program Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Why choose this degree?

Expand and formalise your skills and knowledge in regional and international biotechnology commercialisation.

Who should choose this degree?

Early and mid-career, science-trained professionals working in the Australasian and global biotechnology industry.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioanalytics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research development

Entry requirements

Prospective students will preferably need a Bachelors degree in a bioscience related field.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government�??s?�Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places?�(CSPs) are now available for this program for T1 2021 only.

^The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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