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Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice

Grad Cert in WOCP - GC-WOCP Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Part-time
Intake February
Duration 1 year part-time (2 semesters)

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

Admission criteria

  • Bachelor degree in nursing recognised by Curtin University
  • Have current registration as a registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board
  • Entry to this course is competitive and as such the course weighted average of your prior degree may be used to determine entry
  • The program is offered for Singaporean and Permanent Resident applicants, or foreigners holding relevant working visas

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Overall band score7.0

Other notes

View the full list of entry requirements.


Tuition feeFee before 9% GSTFee including 9% GST
Academic unit feesS$5,200S$5,668
Clinical placement fees*S$2,935.77S$3,200
Total tuition feeS$8,135.77S$8,868
Payable over two semester instalments

* Clinical placement fees are payable to the clinical placement provider

Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Course Structure

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

Semester 1

Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.

Note: WOCP Specialty Clinical Practice 1 and WOCP Specialty Clinical Practice 2 are clinical placement units that will be taught in approved hospital and community settings.