Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

This course provides the opportunity to develop the attributes of a specialist nurse, adopting an active role in stomal therapy, wound management and continence management. It aims to provide students with the broad theoretical framework for the stomal therapy nurse role and the ability to competently provide comprehensive nursing care for clients who have had, or are about to have, stoma formation, wounds or fistulae. The subjects provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide holistic nursing care to promote continence, effectively evaluate stomal therapy interventions with particular attention to the patient's adaptation in the long term and the ability to effectively assess, manage and evaluate wounds or incontinence in a variety of healthcare settings. The course has a strong clinical focus and the compulsory professional experience placement will expand the nurses' health assessment knowledge and skills applied to care of patients with stomas, wounds or incontinence problems.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,100

Entry Requirements:

Current registration with AHPRA, 1 year' postgraduate experience and current employment in a relevant clinical setting


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Some subjects require mandatory Professional Experience Placements. Students complete 4 subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Stomal therapy nursing

Study Pathways:

Articulation into Graduate Diploma and Master degree


Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc.

Who for:

Registered nurses working in a clinical area

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03761A

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info No Online 1 year
In 2012, Royal College of Nursing, Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become the Australian College of Nursing. The Australian College of Nursing is a higher education and VET provider and a peak body representing nurses nationally and internationally.

Courses are developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including speciality nursing organisations, chief nurses, government bodies, clinicians, universities and Australian and international health organisations.

Most of the courses are offered in distance education and online modes, allowing flexibility to study whilst balancing work and family life. All students are fully supported by education staff and tutors who are committed to facilitating the learning experience.

Students enjoy the best quality in clinical post graduate education with electronic and on campus access to the Katie Zepps library, the largest specialist library in the southern hemisphere. The College's skilled and friendly library team provides students with access to books, journals and database searches, inter-library loans and more.

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