About A-CTEC

Originally led by the Victorian Research Translation Centres of Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre, and Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre, and supported by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre and Alfred Health, this initiative aims to transform the clinical trial workforce.

From March 1 2023 the Victorian Clinical Trials Education Centre (V-CTEC) was opened for national access and rebranding to the Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre (A-CTEC) is currently underway.

Watch a recording of the V-CTEC launch Webinar held 12 May 2022 below:

A-CTEC Vision

To build the capacity and capability of the clinical trials workforce in Australia through easy access to world-class education and training opportunities, at no cost to the end user.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Offering education and training that caters to the various levels of experience and competency of the clinical trials workforce, and is relevant to the needs of different settings that undertake clinical trials across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia (hospitals, medical research institutes, universities).
  • Ensuring A-CTEC offerings are interactive, practical, multi-modal and evidence based.
  • Providing opportunities for the clinical trials workforce to network, share learnings and engage in the co-design of A-CTEC activities.
  • Working collaboratively to share resources and expertise and reduce duplication in clinical trials education and training efforts across Australia.

Target Audience

All staff involved in clinical trials in health service settings across Australia, regardless of role or site. The audience will include: study coordinators, research nurses and clinical trial assistants, investigators, clinical trial pharmacists, HREC and governance officers, clinical and non-clinical research staff, general staff in departments that interact with clinical trials, employees involved in clinical trials from hospitals, community health settings, universities, and any location where clinical trial research is undertaken.

A-CTEC Director

Dr Eman Nafea – [email protected] 

A-CTEC Supporters