Virtual workshop

Our training and education offers have been developed according to Australian and international best practice standards.

Our modules are built upon the competencies developed by the Harvard Multi-Regional Trials Centre (MRCT) and aligned to competencies recommended by the NHMRC.

These training offers are regarded as a benchmark for researchers, clinical trials, and healthcare professionals in Australia and internationally.

Clinical Trials 101 virtual workshop series

Average rating: 4.8/5
“[The facilitator] is a great presenter with excellent knowledge and lived experience in clinical trials. The workshop provided further information of clinical trials to help with knowledge past the initial ‘what are trials’ phase. Great workshop.” – Mardi Cleggett, Manager, Clinical Trials and Research, Mildura Base Public Hospital
“The trainer was very knowledgeable and provided lived experiences as examples – this really helped provide context and understanding to the topics of discussion.” – Morgan Carlton, Clinical Research Coordinator, QLD Health

Knowledge can fade over time. This means most of us must occasionally revisit and review important concepts. Refresher training helps keep key knowledge up to date.

That’s why we developed a 2 part workshop series that cover the fundamentals of clinical trials.

Clinical Trials 101 covers several key topics into two sessions to provide you with the fundamental knowledge to work in the sector. 

This interactive workshop series aims to strengthen your understanding of clinical trials, including steps to plan, conduct and evaluate trials and meet regulatory requirements.

Who is this workshop for?

We have seen a diverse range of research professionals enrol into Clinical Trials 101:

  • Clinical Trial Coordinators,
  • Clinical Trial Managers,
  • Early-career research/clinical trial staff,
  • Research Managers,
  • HREC Officers,
  • Project Officers,
  • those new to clinical trials.

Regardless of your experience, Clinical Trials 101 can provide value and help you take your career to new heights. 

Parts 1 and 2 are stand-alone and priced separately. You can choose to do just one, or both as a complete set.

You can claim 3 CPD points from each workshop.

Part 1: The Australian Landscape

Part 1 covers:

  • Trial types – phases, commercial and non-commercial, investigator-initiated, first in human and terminology
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Roles, and responsibilities of stakeholders
  • Regulation
  • Ethics
  • Governance and navigating regulatory requirements
  • The critical role of project planning – project and organisational-wide considerations
  • Consumer priorities

Part 2: Feasibility and Start-up

Part 2 covers:

  • The start-up process
  • Resourcing (people, process, infrastructure)
  • Recruitment
  • Budgets
  • Identifying barriers to efficient start-up
  • The feasibility process

What will you learn?

On completion, you will:  


Melinda Goldman

Melinda Goldman has extensive experience in the Clinical Trials sector, working on both pharmaceutical and medical device studies, for industry-sponsored and grant-based studies. Melinda has a background in site business development, start-up management, clinical trial finance and participant recruitment. She has over 12-years’ experience in clinical trials and operations management, backed by a track-record in business development and a Bachelor of Business Management.

Melinda is the Senior Projects Manager with PRAXIS Australia. She leads the PRAXIS’s national Clinical Trial Coordinator Internship Program and supports research staff with their research training needs. She is passionate about education for clinical professionals to ensure sustainability for research sites in Australia.

Tim Dyke

Tim is a veterinarian and was previously a senior executive at the National Health and Medical Research Council, responsible for human and animal research ethics. He chaired the last NHMRC review of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (2013).

Currently Tim chairs two animal ethics committees and is an executive coach at Leading Well Pty Ltd.



Part 1: $599pp + GST 
Part 2: $599pp + GST

Complete package (part 1 and part 2: $1199 + GST)

*Savings available for group enrolments and for PRAXIS partner organisations.

Times below are Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time.

Next Virtual Workshops

PART 2 – Wednesday 22 May 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

PART 1 – Wednesday 7 August 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

PART 2 – Wednesday 14 August 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

PART 1 – Tuesday 12 November 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

PART 2 – Wednesday 20 November 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

Please note part 1 and 2 are stand alone workshops and require separate enrolments.

PRAXIS Australia has the right to cancel a workshop or training session (or move the event format online) due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information regarding our Cancellation Policy and your rights as a student, please see our Student Terms and Conditions document. 

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