Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice
|Location||Bentley or Singapore This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
The Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice is designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with the clinical knowledge and skills associated with the specialisation. A significant component of the course is conducted in a health care institution. It focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice in wound, ostomy and continence practice to foster the development of graduates consistent with the profile of the nurse specialist, offering the advanced-level nurse further clinical skills and an opportunity to extend career options. Students commence study in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Domestic entry requirements: Specifically, Curtin Bentley applicants must hold a bachelor degree and Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (Graduate Certificate with a minimum course weighted average of 70) or equivalent and registration as a comprehensive or general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Prospective applicants should have a minimum of 12 months experience in a specialist area of practice.
Singapore entry requirements: Curtin Singapore applicants must hold a bachelor degree and Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (Graduate Certificate with a minimum course weighted average of 70) or equivalent and must be recognised by Curtin University, AND registration as a registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board. The minimum English language entry requirements IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
This course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis. It is recommended that students undertake 1-2 units of study per semester.
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
Please refer to the following statement on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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