Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice – Part-time

Grad Cert in WOCP - GradCertWouOstContPrac(Curtin) - GC-WOCP

The Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice will focus on the prevention and management of patients with an acute or chronic wounds; patients with an ostomy (gastro-intestinal or genito-urinary diversion for feeding or drainage of effluent, or a tracheostomy for respiratory function), and patients with urinary or faecal incontinence. Students will have the opportunity to combine learning from the applied clinical sciences to the practice context. The course aims to take nurses who wish to specialise in the area to be competent in all aspects of wound, ostomy and continence practice.

Download Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice – sample timetable

Course structure

Credits needed to graduate: 100.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

Trimester 1

Trimester 2


Specialty Clinical Practice 1 and Specialty Clinical Practice 2 are clinical placement units which will be taught in approved hospital and community settings.

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2018 Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in nursing recognised by Curtin University, with a course weighted average of 70% or equivalent
  • Have current registration as a registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirement of IELTS 7.0 (NB<7.0) or equivalent

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Results from IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years.

These are only some of the ways you can prove your English competence. View the full list of English language entry requirements


Curtin Singapore campus






On-campus and clinical placement


8 months part-time (2 trimesters)


Grad Cert in WOCP - Part-time
Academic unit fees S$5300
Clinical placement fees S$3000**
Total course fee S$8300
Payable over two trimester instalments
** Clinical placement fees are payable to the clinical placement provider

*All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases. View our fees and charges page for full details.

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