Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology (Enterprise)

Where will this take me?


Who is this course for?

This program is ideal for professionals working within the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biomedical engineering, and agricultural and food biotechnology sectors. You may already be working in biotechnology enterprises and looking to assume wider management or leadership responsibilities, or you may be working in the life sciences sectors and seeking to broaden your understanding and move into a biotechnology-related role.

Career outcomes

The knowledge gained in this program will help you advance your career within a biotechnology sector – or take it in a new direction. You may want to pivot from a research-based focus into a more commercial role or you may be seeking to step up into a leadership capacity. Gaining comprehensive business skills and insights can give you a competitive advantage over many of your peers, and the expertise needed to take on roles in areas such as product development, entrepreneurship or government policy.


Michelle McNamara

This course is coordinated by Michelle McNamara. Michelle has over 30 years’ experience in the biotechnology sector working in a variety of roles including project manager, senior business and development manager and R&D director with companies such as CSL Limited, FH Faulding, Mayne Pharma and Hospira.

She also has a wealth of experience consulting to start ups, small and large companies and not-for-profit research organisations. She has worked in the food, agriculture and veterinary, medical device, prophylactic and therapeutic sectors of the biotechnology industry encompassing skills in technical, quality, regulatory, finance/business and trials both clinical and field trials.