Wound Care - M6035

Wound Care

Executive master degree

Equip yourself with the skills to tackle complex wound care problems.

This flexible course allows study towards a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or a full Master of Wound Care. For administrative purposes, all students enrol in the master’s program, but can exit early with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

Help meet a growing health need

The Master of Wound Care is designed to enable health professionals to advance knowledge and skills in the provision of care to the increasing numbers of patients with complex wounds. Students will gain specialist skills to enable the formulation, implementation and evaluation of wound care management plans.

Study any time, anywhere

Online delivery gives you the ability to study our wound care course from anywhere. It also allows you the flexibility to fit study around work and personal commitments.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
3-5 years part time
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Master of Wound Care
Course Handbook

The Master of Wound Care prepares a range of health professionals for advanced practice in wound care.

Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to optimise healing. You will learn to formulate, implement and evaluate wound management plans in clinical practice.

You will also be able to hone your skills in leadership, professional communication, reflective practice and innovation in wound care to improve clinical practice and patients outcomes.

At the master’s level you will have the chance to structure your study to suit your interests and career aspirations by choosing between the following:

  • A coursework stream: where you will investigate clinical risk management in relation to wound prevention, as well as consolidating advanced clinical practice skills in wound care.
  • A research and coursework stream: where you will gain advanced skills in wound related research

Wound Care for Registered Nurses

Singaporean Nurse Betty discusses how the flexibility of Monash wound care courses has enabled her to follow her interests.

Wound Care for Pharmacists

West Australian community pharmacist San San talks about the multi-disciplinary nature of her fellow students, and how it's allowed her to take a more holistic approach to a growing health care need.

Wound care for Doctors

Rebecca, a specialist in Geriatic Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, talks about how and why the Monash Master of Wound Care has become popular amongst her colleagues.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree in pharmacy, podiatry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy or equivalent.


At least two years relevant clinical experience.


Professional registration.

Division 1 Registered Nurses who do not have a degree but can demonstrate extensive relevant clinical experience will be considered for admission. Division 2 Nurses are not eligible for admission.

International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must hold professional registration to practice in Australia


have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence. Students located outside Australia must also hold professional registration to practice in their country of residence.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants who completed a Graduate Certificate of Wound Care at Monash must have achieved a minimum mark as follows:

  • 60 per cent in all units.

Applicants who completed a Graduate Diploma of Wound Care at Monash must have achieved minimum marks as follows:

  • 70 per cent in MWC5205 Integrated wound care practice.
  • 65 per cent in PGC5101 Evidence based practice.
  • 60 per cent in all other units.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Foundation studies, Part B. Consolidation studies and Part C. Advanced studies.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6035


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6035


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.