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Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leading service provider of quality training and best practice in the field of clinical research, grants management, human resource management and critical skills.

About Us

Academic Advance

Academic Advance is a division of Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd.

Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd started offering Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses in 1999 and is a well recognized training provider in the field of clinical research.

Academic Advance was established to address the increasing training needs of  organisations operating within a donor funded and clinical research environment and is well equipped and experienced to provide related training.  

Our academy aims to empower organisations and individuals to deliver the desired results in their work through the provision of effective training and support services.


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited

Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC“) is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.

WHC was formed in March 1998 to harness and stimulate the commercial potential within Faculty, and in particular to capitalise on clinical research. The flexible manner in which WHC is structured encourages academics to operate their entities along entrepreneurial lines with strong investigator ownership. WHC balances reducing unnecessary bureaucratic control whilst still ensuring that activities are conducted in a formalised, controlled and well managed environment. WHC has also been the fertile breeding ground for many initiatives, the most notable being the formation of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre which was incubated within WHC and eventually established in its own entity. http://www.witshealth.co.za

Accreditation and Recognition

•Certain courses are HPCSA accredited and delegates will be able to earn CPD points for these courses.  

•This ICH E6 GCP Investigator Site Training meets the Minimum Criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors. Read more

•Academic Advance is in the process of applying for accreditation with Services SETA.