10512NAT Graduate Certificate in Wound Management

The William Light Education Graduate Certificate in Wound Management is accredited by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority as a Graduate Certificate AQF level 8.

The Graduate Certificate in Wound Management is currently being delivered under license by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) https://www.anmfsa.org.au/learning/  All content learning material and assessments are prepared by William Light Education.

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Wound Management aims to prepare health care practitioners for advanced specialised practice in wound management within the health care industry. Graduates will have the ability to apply specialised wound management knowledge and skills in the following roles: operational wound management clinician, wound management resource person, wound management researcher and wound management educator.

At the completion of the course students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply principles of holistic wound management practice in wound management practices across a range of health care contexts.
  • Critically evaluate wound management practices using in depth understanding of available evidence and best practice standards.
  • Develop and evaluate wound management plans and implement advanced wound care therapies.
  • Define the role of the wound management specialist within the contemporary health care team.

Entry requirements

Entry into this course requires an undergraduate degree in nursing, podiatry, physiotherapy or medicine and registration with the relevant professional regulatory boards, through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  Enrolled nurses, with advanced diploma, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia are also eligible to apply.

Teaching and Learning

This qualification uses a blended learning format, inclusive of online learning as well as competency based activities including simulation and work based learning.

Teaching activities are prepared in accord with the guidelines of Wounds Australia, formerly the Australian Wound Management Association in consultation with currently practicing Australian wound management professionals. Students are required to undertake clinical placement in an appropriate facility to meet program requirements.

Course structure

To achieve the qualification, students must complete 7 core units and 2 electives.

Unit No Unit Title Pre-requisite units Volume of learning
Core Units
WMTWAS801A Apply knowledge of wound anatomy and physiology to patient assessment   120
WMTDIP802A Design and implement wound management plans using a range of resources and technologies   50
WMTEBP803A Apply evidence-based principles and recognised standards to professional wound management practice   30
WMTPRI804A Assess, manage and prevent pressure-related injuries   60
WMTSNT805A Assess and manage wounds caused by surgical and nonsurgical trauma   60
WMTLLU806A Assess and manage patients with lower leg ulceration related to circulatory insufficiency WMTWAS801A WMTDIP802A WMTEBP803A 80
WMTHRF807A Assess and manage patients at high risk of foot ulceration and amputation WMTWAS801A WMTDIP802A WMTEBP803A 80
Elective Units (select two)
WMTPOW807A Assess and manage patients with palliative or oncological wounds WMTWAS801A WMTDIP802A WMTEBP803A 80
WMTSWD809A Assess and manage patients requiring conservative sharp wound debridement WMTWAS801A WMTDIP802A WMTEBP803A 80
WMTCIP810A Undertake a clinical improvement project  in specialty wound management practice   80
Total Hours for the Qualification 640