Wound Management Program

1 day course $375.00 (per student inc gst)

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This program includes competency HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

The Wound Management Course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to assess, prevent and manage complex wounds.

Delivered as a private on-site program at your location, the course’s on-site delivery mode enables specialist facilitation and allows the course material to be contextualised to meet the needs of your organisation and staff.

 Core Areas of Study

  • Wound assessment and wound types. (Skin tears, surgical wounds, burns, ulcers, lacerations and abrasions)
  • Wound dressings for chronic and acute wounds.
  • Infection risk, chain of infection, and prevention management.
  • Contemporary wound management strategies and practice.
  • Wound impact assessment utilising a holistic framework to evaluate effects of a wound on a client and/or their family.
  • Wound care goals and support planning.
  • Anatomy and physiology related to wound management.
  • Evaluation methods for nursing actions.



  • Develop an understanding of the wound healing processes.
  • Apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of clients with varying types of wounds.
  • Identify detailed anatomy and physiology related to wound management including medical terminology and pathophysiology.
  • Demonstrate understanding of chain of infection and compliance with current infection control practices and guidelines.
  • Develop knowledge of the development of contemporary wound management strategies.
  • Demonstrate infection control risk assessment in relation to clients and self.
  • Implement appropriate wound care techniques – asepsis, debridement, packing a wound, specimen collection, wound cleansing.
  • Understand and define confidentiality, privacy and documentation principles as well as interprofessional collaboration to manage complex wounds.
  • Understand and describe the effects of relevant pharmocodynamics and pharmokinetics.
  • Explain the opportunities for healthcare professionals to address waste minimisation, environmental, responsibility and sustainable practice issues


Course Type                             Short training course
Fees                                               $375.00 per student
Duration                                     40 Hours of Learning. (8 hours on-site course)
Mode                                            1 day course delivered at your site and 1 self-directed learning assessment completed after the course.
Location                                      Australia-wide. Onsite at your location.
Number of Students           Minimum:12 Maximum:16 Group bookings only.
Assessment                              Completion of clinical observed tasks.
CPD Hours                               20 Hours.
Entry Requirements          Applicants must be a Registered or Enrolled Nurses or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Practitioner.
Outcome                                   Statement of attainment in Wound Management.

Onsite Course Delivery

Due to the specialist nature of this program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as a private onsite program.
The cost includes delivery for a group of a minimum of 12 students including the provision of equipment and assessment and excludes venue and catering.
The on-site delivery mode enables specialist facilitation and allows the course material to be contextualised to meet the needs of your organisation and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How much does the program cost?

    The Wound Management Program costs $375.00 per student.

  • What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

    Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

    The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

  • How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?

    20 CPD Hours.

    For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 20 CPD Hours.

    For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

  • Who should do this program?

    The Wound Management Program is desiged specifically to meet the needs of Registered and Enrolled Nursing working in the primary health care setting. While the information would be valuable to nurses working in a range of health settings, the practical skills sessions are based on five of the most common wound presentations in general practice.

  • What is the Primary Health Care setting?

    Primary health care professionals work in a range of settings, each sharing the characteristic that they are a part of the first level of contact the patient will have with the health system. In Australia, this most commonly includes general practice, community settings – including the community controlled health services and domicilliary nursing.

  • Does the program include practical skills sessions?

    Yes. Almost one third of the time spent in the classroom is hands on activities.

  • How long does the program take?

    The program includes both a Self Directed Learning Package and the one day face to face session. We would expect the course to take approximately 40 hours in total.

  • What do I receive at the completion of the program?

    At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for Wound Management.

    A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment lists the individual unit or units of competency that a student has completed. It is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

  • Can I book my own course?

    Yes. If you have a group of between 12 and 16 students, you can book your own course.

    Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific organisational needs and can be scheduled for a date and time best suited to staff.

    Onsite courses are often used as an opportunity to create organisational change in managing certain clinical procedures, products and outcomes.

  • How do you gain evidence of competency?

    We assess competency in 2 ways.

    During the face to face workshop, you will be required to complete a number of practical skills demonstrations. These will be assessed during the workshop by the endorsed facilitator.
    You are required to complete the assessment workbook and submit it to The Benchmarque Group

  • How long does the assessment take?

    If you commence your assessment immediately after reading the materials or having just completed your face to face workshop, it should not take you no more than 4 hours to complete.


Course Outline

The Wound Management Course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to assess, prevent and manage complex wounds.

Delivered as a private on-site program at your location, the course’s on-site delivery mode enables specialist facilitation and allows the course material to be contextualised to meet the needs of your organisation and staff.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of the program, students should have:

• The skills and knowledge to assess, manage and apply a variety of wound management techniques to a broad range of clients in the primary health care setting
• Be able to demonstrate knowledge of a variety of wound management products and materials and the techniques to apply the appropriate product
• The ability to apply a broad knowledge of management strategies, client centred education and provision of basic care and advice in relation to wound management
• Be able to assess the need for and perform wound management in a variety of settings as well as educating and assisting in the management of clients.

Units of Competency

• HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

Entry Requirements

• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Practitioner
• Registered Nurse
• Enrolled Nurse
• General Practitioner
• General Practice Registrars
• Allied Health Worker
• Other

Pre Reading

Following successful registration, students are provided with essential and recommended reading related to chronic disease. Information within the pre-reading offers an overview of various aspects of chronic disease which are discussed during the face to face workshop.

Course Delivery

• One (1) day face to face workshop
• In-class activities assessed by facilitator
• Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ

Assessment Requirements

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

• Demonstrate competency during your workshop providing wound management in a simulated environment:
• Competently complete a written assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
• Competently complete a series of workplace observed activities.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

What to expect

The study day involves a lecture followed by facilitator demonstration then practice prior to each student performing wound management skills activities in a simulated scenario assessed by the facilitator.

Morning tea and lunch are provided.

What to bring

All course materials are supplied. Students find having a few different coloured pens and a highlighter can be useful, and eye glasses, if required.

Estimated hours of study (including assessment)

38 hours

Assessment Period

12 months.

The time is calculated from when a student receives and opens their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program

CPD Hours

As a general guide, one (1) hour of active learning equates to one (1) hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.