Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is an internationally accredited course that is conducted in over 14 countries.

This course is a dynamic and interactive 2 day program that delivers core trauma knowledge and skills necessary for the care and management of the severely injured patient.

The course teaches nurses to rapidly and accurately assess the trauma patient for life threatening injuries and intervene as necessary.

Whilst primarily a trauma course the knowledge and skills gained from attending this course can be applied to all areas of nursing.

In 2009, the Western Australian Trauma Training and Education Unit (WATTEU) was granted a licence to conduct this internationally accredited course in WA and since that time has successfully conducted up to 12 courses a year. 

The teaching faculty bring an enthusiastic approach with a broad range of skills and knowledge from both a metropolitan and rural perspective.

Course overview and content

The TNCC can be attended as a

  • provider
  • fast track
  • instructor.

Learn more about the course content and overview for the different types of participants.


To attend a TNCC course, it is highly recommended that participants possess:

  • at least 6 months clinical nursing experience in an emergency care or trauma related setting
  • an understanding of emergency care terminology
  • familiarity with standard emergency equipment.

Course calendar 2022

Due to the uncertainty around COVID 19 and the spread of Omicron in the community we have decided to deliver the Trauma Nursing Core Course in a virtual format for the remainder of this financial year and we welcome your application.

The main driver for this decision is risk minimisation, keeping employees as safe as possible and in low risk categories. In addition to this the WA Country Health Service has cancelled face to face training for at least the next three months so we are unable to deliver the TNCC within the regions and regional staff cannot attend metropolitan courses.

Please keep checking the website for updates and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.

View the TNCC 2022 course calendar (PDF 123KB).

Course costs

  • Provider virtual course – WA Health employee: $475.00 (subsidised)
  • Provider virtual course – Non WA Health employee: $717.00
  • Fast Track virtual course – WA Health employee: $285.00 (subsidised)
  • Fast Track virtual course – Non WA Health employee: $429.00


If you are interested in applying for TNCC courses you will need to complete an application form (external site). If you require a hard copy of the application form please email

All efforts will be made to secure your preferred course selection date, although placement cannot be guaranteed.

Offers are made to applicants on the waiting list approximately 2 to 3 months before the course starts.

All offers are valid for 14 days. Once offers have been accepted, cancellation policy applies.

The above fees include a course manual, lunch and refreshments.

Recognition of prior learning/advanced standing

Edith Cowan University (external site) and The University of Notre Dame (external site) have granted participants of the TNCC Provider Course Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or advanced standing for postgraduate nursing studies.

Edith Cowan University offers advanced standing for 1 of their core units in Master of Clinical Nursing Program Advanced Nursing Science 1 (NNS511).

The University of Notre Dame Australia offers eligible students advanced standing of up to 100cps if they are enrolled in a graduate diploma course.


Course participants are only eligible for TNCC verification if they are a Registered Nurse.

Verification is issued from Emergency Nurses Association USA upon successful completion of the course.

This will expire 4 years from the last day of the month when the card was issued.

More information

Western Australian Trauma Training and Education Unit (WATTEU)

Phone: 6457 3699
Fax: 6457 1617
Send an email
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
3rd floor, A Block
Verdun Street
Nedlands WA 6009
Last reviewed: 17-12-2021
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Western Australian Trauma Training and Education Unit (WATTEU)