Industry Certifications and Standards
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including medicines in Australia and is a division of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Any product that has a therapeutic claim made (e.g. promotes rapid skin repair) must be listed, registered and/or included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before it can be supplied and sold.
The TGA evaluates therapeutic goods before they are listed in the register and monitors products once they are on the market. The TGA also regulates producers of therapeutic goods to ensure they meet satisfactory standards of manufacturing quality. This includes inspectors that audit manufacturing facilities to ensure products supplied are of the highest quality and safe for the public.
The TGA works with consumers of these products, health professionals prescribing products and industry manufacturers to ensure the safety of these products on the Australian and overseas markets.