Course Title: Undertake basic wound care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Undertake basic wound care

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2011


Bundoora Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Enrolled/Division 2 nurses apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of clients with varying types of wounds

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTEN405A Implement basic nursing care
HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
HLTAP401 Confirm physical health status

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN406A Undertake basic wound care


1. Undertake wound assessment

2. Assess the impact of a wound on a client and/or their family

3. Contribute to planning appropriate care for the client with a wound

4. Undertake clinical nursing care to implement wound care strategies

5. Assist in evaluating the outcomes of nursing actions

6. Apply contemporary wound management strategies to complex or challenging wounds

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal