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
  • observer
  • instructor
  • fast track.

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 2021

TNCC providers course
Location Date
Albany Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 February 2021
Perth  Thursday 22 to Friday 23 April 2021
Bunbury Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 May 2021
Thursday 20 to Friday 21 May 2021 
Thursday 24 to Friday 25 June 2021 
Thursday 22 to Friday 23 July 2021   
Port Hedland Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 August 
Perth Thursday 26 to Friday 27 August
Perth Thursday 2 to Friday 3 September 2021   
Northam Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 October 2021    
Geraldton Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 November 2021    

Course costs

  • Provider course – WA Health employee: $775.00
  • Provider course – Non WA Health employee: $1175.00
  • Course observer: $725.00


If you are interested in applying for TNCC courses you will need to complete an application form (PDF 1.9MB) and return it to WATTEU.

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: 14-12-2020
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Western Australian Trauma Training and Education Unit (WATTEU)