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Wound Closure

Wound Closure has been redesigned! Start your online learning and pick up workshop date later. Click apply to commence your online learning now.

Course in Wound Closure

Course Code: 10762NAT Code: 10762NAT
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Upcoming : 10 May 2019 Geelong Conference Centre
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1 Day
$595 inc GST
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17 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.

Units of competency

Assess wound for closure
Perform wound closure
Provide post wound closure care

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health
General Practitioners

Course delivery

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

Entry requirements

  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Others on application

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 12 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

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Available workshop locations

The Course in Wound Closure 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. Once you are in IQ, please make sure you add both the online and workshop component to your cart. you will see instructions on how to do this towards the top of the page. Happy learning!

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Quest Frankston on the Bay, Frankston
25 February 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
The Larwill Studio, Parkville
17 March 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Novotel Glen Waverley, Glen Waverley
12 April 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Mercure Bendigo Schaller, Bendigo
17 May 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
25 May 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
City Golf Club, Toowoomba
31 May 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Maroochy RSL, Maroochydore
08 June 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains
16 June 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
AMPHEaT (Health Education and Training), Royston Park
23 June 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Novotel Parramatta, Parramatta
08 July 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Mercure Sydney, Sydney
15 July 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Mercure Sydney, Sydney
16 July 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
The Henty
06 August 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Rydges Adelaide
09 August 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
06 September 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort, Bunbury
14 September 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
Crowne Plaza Perth, East Perth
22 September 20218:45AM - 4:30PM
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Course overview

The Course in Wound Closure 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 and 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 are equipped with a Limbs and Things Suture Tutor Plus Hands-on Kit at each face-to-face workshop. The kit contains skin pads, knot tying kit, and a range of equipment used to explore different wound closure techniques. This kit is for students to take home to help reinforce knowledge and support transition into practice.

Learning outcomes

At the successful completion of the Course in Wound Closure, 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.

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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.
What to expect

Students need to complete the online component before being able to book a workshop date.

The study days are primarily skills based with only a half day of lecture on day one, from this point it’s all practical.

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 and chicken thighs 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.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The 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.
This was a great course
The workshop was excellent with lots of learning and practical time to really get our techniques going. My GP was very impressed with how quickly I picked up the suturing and I put this all down to the training. Great course.
Wound Closure Student
Course in Wound Closure, May 2019

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.

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