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Code: 10762NAT

Course in Wound Closure

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Course overview

The Course in Wound Closure (10762NAT) develops the knowledge and skills required for Nurses, GPs and relevant Allied Healthcare Workers to safely assess the need for, and perform, wound closure in a variety of settings.

Course outline

As part of this one-day course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of wound closure, wound care & suturing methods and learn the unique benefits and limitations of each wound closure and suturing technique that must be considered in each individual case.

Students will be provided with our Wound Closure Student Kits on the day, which will be used throughout the practical parts of the workshop.

Entry Requirements
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
  • General Practitioners
  • Others on application. 
Learning outcomes

At the successful completion of the Course in Wound Closure (10762NAT), students will have the knowledge and skills to determine the best wound closure technique for each situation to achieve durability and simplicity.

Students will develop the ability to close wounds using a variety of methods and materials including sutures, skin staples, tissue adhesive and adhesive strips.

  • Online assessment completed via our online learning management system accessIQ
  • One-day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • A mandatory observed workplace activity.

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

  • Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate competency through a series of continuous practical skills assessments throughout the duration of the course, including the demonstration of various wound closure techniques.
Workplace Activities

For more information on the workplace activities please click here

Value for Organisations

Develop knowledge and skills exploring a range of wound closure and suture techniques with a face-to-face workshop where students are equipped with a workshop kit. Understand what the optimal wound closure methodology would be based on the simplest procedure with the most durable outcome for patients.

What to expect

The workshop day is primarily skills-based with approximately 2hrs of theory intermittently delivered throughout the day, whilst the remainder is practical skills development.

The practical elements will include the demonstration and practice of various suturing techniques, use of tissue glue and staples to close wounds.

Each student is provided with their own set of suturing and wound closure resources for use during the course.

Simulated wound closure is performed using pig trotters to simulate human tissue. The trainer is there to guide and help you develop your technique and will be constantly checking your work and assessing your technique during each session.

Morning tea and lunch are provided on the day.

Please inform Student Experience Team if you are unable to work with animal products and an alternative replacement will be available on the day.

What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1 Day
$700 inc GST
per student
3 Locations
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50 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one 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.

Available workshop locations

The Course in Wound Closure (10762NAT) requires you to complete a 1 day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates, which you will be able to select once you have completed the online component. It’s handy to note though, once you click ‘Apply Now’ you can start the online learning now even if there is not a workshop date that suits you.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. 

Waitlist available
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
08 May 20249:00AM - 4:30PM
Quest Moonee Valley
16 May 20249:00AM - 4:30PM
3 places left
Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains
28 May 20249:00AM - 4:30PM

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse
Registered Nurse
General Practitioner
Units of Competency
Assess wound for closure
Perform wound closure
Provide post wound closure care
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Will this course enable me to perform wound closure in my workplace?

Yes, suturing and wound closure can be added to your scope of practice, as long as certain conditions are met. You must be qualified (have competently completed the Benchmarque Group or similar accredited course) and you must be authorised (a policy or procedure stating the conditions that need to be met for you to perform wound closure in each workplace that you are employed in, as these conditions may differ from city to rural or remote location with regard to autonomy). If these criteria are met, then you can safely perform wound closure.

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 will I achieve for completing this program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one 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.

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.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 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. 

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

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.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Wound Closure (Course Code 10762NAT). A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Is there a fee if I want to change my workshop date?

To move your workshop date, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee. Please choose your workshop carefully as it is a requirement that your pre-requisite learning is completed and assessed before you can attend your scheduled workshop. If you do not complete your pre-requisite learning in time for the workshop, you may be required to pay further fee(s) to reschedule.

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