CEP Awards

The CEP awards are presented annually to students who achieve the highest marks in the course. Additionally, the University of Tasmania offers a prize to students based on the level of engagement and quality of participation in the course.

Medicines Australia hosts an annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students in the Continuing Education Program and to enjoy an excellent networking opportunity. This event has been paused during the challenges of a pandemic environment, but likely to re-start in 2022.

The ceremony includes with a welcoming address from the Medicines Australia CEO, followed by the presentation of the CEP Achievement Awards and the Code of Conduct Award by the Medicines Australia Chair.

UTAS Prize for Excellence Award

Finalists for the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Excellence Award are high-achieving students* selected by CEP course coordinators who have demonstrated evidence of:

  • Determination and commitment to the learning process
  • Dedication towards assignment submission/s through effort and completeness
  • Constructive contribution to program feedback
  • Personal engagement for the quality use of medicines

The UTAS Prize for Excellence Award only applies to programs that require submission of a written assignment.

Semester 1 & 2 Winners 2020: Francis Shand from AbbVie & Aleksander Jakovljevic from Allergan Australia


Code of Conduct Award

Finalists for the Code of Conduct Award include all students who achieve the highest mark for Program 1.

  • Excludes anyone who has achieved final mark via re submission or supplementary assessment.
  • Among finalists, the winner is determined through review of written assignments and online participation by UTAS panel; MA to make final decision if it is difficult to identify a clear winner.

“For me, the award means alot as I was new to the pharma industry and I had heard the program takes some time to complete and can be quite tough.

Whilst it did take a bit of time, I very much enjoyed going through the program which combined a mix of theory, case studies and quizzes to test your knowledge. This helped me gain the knowledge and skills needed as a marketer to confidently undertake my responsibilities at work.”

2020 Code of Conduct Award Winner: Nicole Chen, from Eli Lilly Australia.


CEP Achievement Award

CEP Achievement Award winners are the students who achieve the 10 highest aggregate marks for the five core programs (out of a possible total aggregate of 500).

Program 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology is not included in the aggregate calculation, as not all students are required to undertake this program.

The award evaluation excludes anyone who has achieved his or her marks via resubmission or supplementary assessment.

2020 CEP Achievement Award recipients: Jessica Wu, Nicola Barwald, Erryn Tomkins, Aleksandar Jakovljevic, Joshua Ward, Colin Eves, Dylan Wan, Kiran Munde, Matt Crum and Louise Welsh.

“I have enjoyed all the Medicines Australia CEP programs. I love learning and the programs were stimulating and gave me a sense of achievement during the prolonged lockdown last year. The award is a huge surprise! And I am so happy that I won the UTAS prize for my favourite program: Introduction to Pharmacology.

Thank you for the opportunity to increase my knowledge and for creating these fantastic educational offerings!” – Aleks Jakovljevic, from Allergan Australia

“MA CEP has given me a great foundation and knowledge to work in this industry and to have the confidence to help others” – Nicola Barwald, from Boehringer Ingelheim

“What a feeling for achieving the goal that I have set out for myself before starting this program! Thank you, Medicines Australia for this wonderful recognition”  – Dylan Wan, from Bayer Pharmaceutical