TGAC Training

What is the CHP Australia Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (TGAC) Virtual Workshop ?

In response to industry demand, CHP Australia has developed training seminars on the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code, and supporting regulatory framework.

We can also provide bespoke in-house training, customised to your needs.

Contact the experts at AdCheck to discuss your needs. A quote for the service will be provided once needs are identified.

Course Content

  • A brief introduction to the legislation that supports the Code (Therapeutic Goods Act and Regulations)
  • The interface between foods, cosmetics and medicines
  • A detailed review of the Code, including:
    • mandatory statements,
    • restricted and prohibited representations
    • interpreting the grey areas:
  • The AdCheck review process - step-by-step guide to submitting an application, covering timeframes & costs
  • An overview of the TGA complaints process

Learning is facilitated by means of presentations, videos, workshops, quizzes, and homework.  Numerous examples are used to demonstrate concepts covered in each section.

The seminar will be facilitated by:  AdCheck Advertising Compliance Consultants, Kevin Christopher, Leenus Arul Mariathas and Josie Braid.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at professionals working within the OTC, complementary medicine and medical devices industry sectors in the following areas:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Consumer advocates
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Publishers
  • Regulatory affairs associates
  • Regulatory consultants
  • Retailers
  • Sales

Why attend?

Therapeutic goods differ from normal articles of commerce.
A system of advertising controls has been put in place to make sure that advertising of therapeutic goods meets standards that safeguard public health and safety, is ethical, and delivers the promise made to consumers.

With the abolition of mandatory approvals, the burden of responsibility has shifted entirely to the advertiser and anyone who is involved in the advertising of therapeutic goods (i.e., those who “cause advertising”).  The TGA also has increased powers to enforce the legislation, and sanctions have increased.  A good grasp of the therapeutic goods advertising requirements is essential to safeguard consumers and to protect your company’s reputation.

2021 TGAC training dates

Click here to register - Each TGAC Virtual Workshop is over 3 days for 2 hours each day spread out over 3 weeks.

Feb 10, 17, 24
Apr 14, 21, 28
Jun 16, 23, 30
Aug 11, 18, 25
Oct 13, 20, 27

Times: 11:00am - 1pm  (Please note time change)

Cost CHP Australia Members: $495 + GST

Cost Non-members: $795 + GST

Limit of 20 people

Registration must be done using a company email address.  

The seminar will be conducted using Zoom and you will need a Zoom account (free) to join.  If your company does not permit this, please contact to discuss options.

If you don’t have a company email address (e.g., a sole trader) please contact

Cancellations and Amendments

No refunds will be given if you are unable to attend the training, or otherwise choose to cancel your registration.

If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person at any time up to and including the date of the event without any cost penalty. Transfers must be notified in writing to

CHP Australia reserves the right to cancel, re-locate or re-schedule any event. If an event is cancelled, re-located or re-scheduled, CHP Australia will refund registration fees in full but cannot be held responsible for any other costs incurred by you as a result of the cancellation.