The Wound Credentialing Service is a recognition scheme for clinicians managing wounds, which aims to develop a national benchmark for wound expertise and build community awareness by creating a centralised national register of credentialed wound clinicians. AHPRA registered professionals can apply to become a ‘Credentialed Wound Clinician’ or ‘Credentialed Wound Clinician - High Risk Foot Specialty’ and be able to access the nation-wide inter-disciplinary services at Wound Innovations.
The Credentialing Service was developed by a project team of national experts as a key translation activity of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC). Wound Innovations as the legacy vehicle of the Wound CRC continues independent administration of the service in conjunction with the national Credentialing Committee and Credentialing Coordinator.
Partner with us to recognise and promote excellence in wound management
Benefits of becoming an Affiliate Member
Affiliate Membership is open and free of charge to member-based professional associations and best practice focused organisations:
- Your members receive a significant discount off the full application fee
- Promote your organisation to potential credentialing applicants
- Opportunity to co-brand to promote the clinical specialty of best-practice wound management
Current Affiliate Members:
- Blue Care
- Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons
- Advanced Practising Podiatrists - High Risk Foot
- Australian College of Midwives
The importance of credentialing
Setting the benchmark
Through credentialing, clinicians gain recognition for their knowledge, skill, and also their commitment to maintaining high professional standards. By measuring standards in education, workplace experience and continued professional development, we’re developing a national benchmark for wound clinicians.
For Australians suffering with a wound that requires professional intervention, credentialing provides patient and organisational reassurance that a health professional has received the training and has a skill level reflective of wound expertise.
Continuing professional development
For some patients, finding a clinician with wound specialty training and experience can prove as difficult as treating the wound itself. Through credentialing, our aim is to build awareness by creating a centralised national register of Credentialed Wound Clinicians.
How to Apply
To support your application, the following documents are required to be submitted with your application:
- Current Curriculum Vitae (Use AHPRA Curriculum Vitae Guidelines where required)
- Professional Indemnity Insurance - Current Certificate of Currency (Use certificate utilised for AHPRA if you have multiple insurances)
- Certified copies of any formal qualification/s provided in your application
- Supporting evidence of Continued Professional Development courses/activities
- Completed Clinical Case Study - download below
- Signed copy of the Applicant Declaration - download below
- Name change documentation (if applicable)
- Statutory Declaration (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions
Start Your Application
Before you apply for credentialing:
- The requirement is to hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a health-related field
- 30% of your employment time must be related to direct/indirect or service-related wound activities. This will also be confirmed by your employer/s
- You need to have completed at least 30hrs of Continued Professional development within the last 12 months
- Your application must be submitted within 6 months of purchase
- For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Currently, professional membership/s to the following organisations are entitled to a discount:
- Advanced Practising Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group
- The Australian College of Midwifery
- The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons
- Blue Care
- Please ask your organisation for the discount code when checking out or contact us at cre[email protected]
How the application process works:
- The processing fee is required upfront and you can create an account on our site during the checkout process
- Once you have completed checkout, you will be re-directed to your account. Here you will have access to the secure credentialing application form. You may also download the PDF form and submit your documents via email. You can save your progress on the online form at any time
- Note that after you have paid for your application fee, you have 6 months to submit your application
- Once you submit your documentation in full, your application will commence a peer review process. This may take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months depending on how quickly your references complete their documentation and other factors, such as further evidence being required
- If your application is successful, you will receive written notification and be provided with your certificate, signature and invitation to be listed on our registry
Find a Credentialed Wound Clinician
The National Register of Credentialed Wound Clinicians provides a central reference to find clinicians who specialise in the area of wound management.
The following clinicians have successfully completed the credentialing application and extensive review process, and hold current certification as a Credentialed Wound Clinician.
To search for a clinician in your area, click on your state from the map:
Credentialed Wound Clinician - High Risk Foot Specialty
Dip App Sc – Chir, Grad Cert Diabetes Education and Management, Grad Cert in Health Service Management
Jason was awarded life membership of the Australian Podiatry Association in 2016. He began podiatric practice in Townsville after graduating from QUT. After 34 years of private and public podiatry practice in north Queensland, he moved to Brisbane in 2015. Jason is the current Director of Podiatry for the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS).
Jason was the inaugural Chair of the Podiatry Board of Australia (2009-2012) and ANZPAC (2008-2009) after many years of service with the Podiatrists Board of Queensland. He has published in the Medical Journal of Australia as part of the Australian Diabetes Foot Network. As a Churchill Fellow (2008) he was able to expand on his extensive work in Aboriginal health by investigating foot care services for diabetic feet in the Indigenous communities of USA and Canada.
He has completed post-graduate studies in Diabetes Education and Management (UTS) and Health Service Management (CSU). In November 2014, Jason was co-author of a report “Northern Australia Podiatry Clinical Placements Initiative” for the Queensland Regional Training Network.
As the professional lead for podiatry in Metro North, he leads a team of 20 dedicated and enthusiastic podiatrists managing diabetic foot disease. He has been actively co-ordinating research and clinical quality activities into the management of diabetic foot ulcers including: the microbiology of infected diabetic foot ulcers; the role of clinical photography and telehealth; effective off-loading of foot wounds; novel approaches to medical grade footwear and orthotics; non-invasive vascular assessments; multi-disciplinary high risk foot services; the definition and assessment of peripheral neuropathy.
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Credentialed Wound Clinician
RN, PGDip, MN, NP
Alan Shackleton has been involved in supporting individuals with wounds for over 15 years across the continuum of healthcare.
Alan started his wound care career in England as a community nurse then continued to follow this passion in both New Zealand as a Nurse Consultant and now in Australia as a Nurse Practitioner. During this time, Alan has led the development of multiple clinical education pathways, clinical practice guidelines and was recognised for his work in the development of a complex wound service, which guides the delivery of gold standard care to individuals with wounds in Auckland New Zealand.
Alan has worked at a national level though a consulting role with New Zealand’s PHARMAC in which he supported the development of a national wound care consumable formulary. More recently, Alan has worked with both Queensland Health and Wound Innovations continuing his passion in service development and the delivery of gold standard care to individuals suffering with wounds.
Credentialed Wound Clinician
RN, Grad. Dip. Wound Care
Alison Vallejo is a Registered Nurse employed by Blue Care community nursing on the Sunshine Coast and most recently has opened her private practice called Total Wound Solutions in her local community. Total Wound Solutions includes a team of experts in wound care, acknowledging that it takes a team to heal a wound. Alison has 20 years’ experience in community nursing and developed an unwavering passion for wound care early in her career. The last eight years she has dedicated to wound specific care, focusing on chronic wounds, such as lower leg ulcers.
Alison has a post graduate diploma in wound management, certificates in wound debridement and a certificate in bacteria and chronic infections. She is a credentialed wound clinician as of 2019.
Alison is the Clinical Nurse in charge of the Blue Care wound clinic in Caloundra and Gympie, and previously the Wound Solutions Clinic in the USC Health Clinics Sippy Downs. This specialty wound clinic operated for six years and provided nurse-led multi-disciplinary care and social support for community-dwelling Blue Care clients who had chronic wounds. The Wound Solutions Clinic was a collaborative project with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Blue Care. It was during this time that Alison undertook a clinical trial, and provided evidence-based client care, education to undergraduate nursing and dietetic students, community nurses and other health professionals responsible for wound care. Alison’s research involved wound biofilms and the use of ultrasonic debridement to assist wound healing. This work has been presented at academic and practice-focused conferences and Alison has published her work in peer reviewed publications. This research has been the focus of her Higher Degree by Research at USC, where she is undertaking and aiming to complete her Doctorate of Philosophy this year.
Contact number: 0413 054 870
New South Wales
Independent Consultant & Educator
MWoundCare. BEd. RN. Plast Cert. MACN. FWA, Founder Wendy White WoundCare
Since 2007, Wendy White Wound Care has delivered quality educational, clinical and professional support services in the local, national and international arenas. Our mission is to positively influence the person’s lived experience, optimise practice & outcomes and refocus the emphasis of care provision - changing lives for those at risk of or living with wounds.
As an independent consultant in private practice, professional service delivery is provided in a wide variety of healthcare, residential, government, industry and legal settings.
Wendy is an invited expert working with international advisory groups including wound related pain minimisation (2005 – 2008), improving wellbeing when living with a wound (2010 – 2012) & promoting advocacy in wound management (2014 – current)
Wendy’s areas of wound related clinical interest, research or publication include skin tear prevention and management, minimising wound related pain (including low resource setting), differentiation of neuropathic pain, wellbeing when living with a wound, clinicians as advocates, advanced skills acquisition programs and policy development. She is a past invited reviewer and guest editor (2017) for the Wound Australia publication ‘Wound Practice & Research’.
Wendy is a recipient of a Wounds Australia Fellowship, in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research and leadership in wound management throughout Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.
Contact number: 0400994726
Clinician & Educator
MClinEd BN DipApSc MACN Nurse Educator & Consultant
Gary is a clinician and educator with over 30 years dedicated to the field of wound management.
Gary possesses expertise in delivering customised education programs for:
1. health professionals in the sectors of acute care, aged care, community and general practice - addressing the learning needs of nurses, medical officers and allied-health practitioners.
2. wound product industry representatives.
3. individuals living with wounds and their carers.
Gary is concurrently in clinical & teaching practice (2 days per week) at Mt Wilga Private Hospital (Rehabilitation) in Hornsby, NSW whilst fulfilling the role of Principal of The Wound Guy enterprise.
Gary is an experienced chairperson / master of ceremonies for professional seminars, workshops and conferences.
Contact number : 0418 439 582
MHSc(Podiatry), Credentialed Wound Clinician - High Risk Foot Specialty, Master Health Science (Podiatry), Grad Cert Diabetes Education and Management, Dip.Chiropody. (UK)
Sarah qualified at Chelsea School of Chiropody in London and moved to Australia in 1981. She worked in far west NSW centred in Dubbo providing services to multiple centres including Bourke and Cobar, introducing her to Indigenous remote health issues early in her career. Sarah moved permanently to Wauchope in 1983 working in both public and private practices in Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Wauchope.
Sarah provides podiatry services to remote communities in Central Australia, which includes upskilling Remote Area Nurses in wound care and basic foot care knowledge. At home Sarah is the Director of Twinkletoes Podiatry in Wauchope NSW, mentoring younger podiatrists and training Cert IV Allied Health Assistants (Podiatry).
Sarah presented a paper on “A model of podiatry care in remote Central Australia at the 13th Rural health conference in Darwin in 2015 and is currently working with Baker Institute on team management for diabetes care in the bush.
Ms Sue Templeton
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
RN, NP, MNSc(NP), Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Sue Templeton is the nurse practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA Ltd. Sue has been involved in wound management since 1987 and has extensive experience in hospital and community sectors, managing individuals with a variety of acute and chronic wounds.
Sue is involved with Wounds Australia (formerly AWMA) at both a national and state level and has held several leadership positions. Sue delivers clinical care to individuals with wounds, provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers education to health practitioners, develops policies and tools, publishes and presents, and is involved with several significant projects and boards at local, state, and national levels.
Sue is passionate about improving quality of care and achieving optimal outcomes for all persons with a wound.
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Tabatha Rando is an innovative and person-centred Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in wound management clinical practice, research and education.
Tabatha is currently Nurse Practitioner Wound Management at Wound Innovations and leads other Wound CRC research projects, including the ‘Healthy Healing and Wound Prevention’ and ‘Simplifying Wound Dressing Selection in Aged Care” project. These projects are setting the standard in organisational change in the aged and primary care sectors.
Tabatha has established a career as a passionate, caring and dynamic nurse and clinical leader with a special interest in educating and empowering the workforce to provide optimal patient outcomes. As a published author and presenter in both national and international conferences, Tabatha is committed to translating evidence based care into practice, and has participated in several working groups with peak bodies to review and establish guidelines.
Tabatha has held several executive professional national and state association positions and has assisted in the establishment of various wound management clinics, including Wound Innovations, Brisbane, the RDNS Victoria Western Hospital Nurse-led clinic and the Complex Wound Healing Service Clinic at RDNS SA. Past awards include the Lynly Aiken Churchill Fellowship and the Melbourne Health Safety and Quality Award for work in Pressure Injury Prevention.
Ph: 1300 968 637
CNC/Endorsed Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
MN(NP), B App Sc (Prim Hlth), Grad Dip Dom Nurs, Grad Cert WM; RN ; Australian Derm Dip; Lymph Cert 1
Juliet Scott is a Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of experience in the specialty of Wound Management and is also qualified in Dermatology and Lymphoedema management. Juliet is dedicated to improving wound outcomes through a commitment to ongoing professional development, ensuring clinical practice is evidence based patient-centred and outcomes focused, and translating this into every day practice for clients and clinicians. Juliet’s other interests are preventative health and chronic disease management and vascular health.
Juliet is involved at both a state, national and international level on several working and reference groups in the development of guidelines and Standards for Wound Management, has held executive positions at both state and national level. Juliet is the inaugural /current state representative to the ANZSVN; an inaugural member of the state wound association; chief investigator of and participated in multiple research activities; and has presented widely and co-convened at multiple conferences.
Podiatrist, PhD Candidate
Pam is a Podiatrist at the Royal Hobart Hospital and works across both acute and rural community settings. She has a keen interest in preventing and managing diabetic foot disease.
She has a strong passion for contributing to translational evidence to inform best practice and is currently a part-time PhD student with the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Her current research interests are focused on identifying associations between health literacy and foot disease risk factors in people with diabetes. In her few years of research involvement she has been successful in obtaining $44,000 of competitive grant funding.
Pam is the current President of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group and was on the conference committee for the Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Conference 2016 and Co-Chair in 2018.
Nurse Practitioner Wound/Ostomy
RN NP, STN, Dip.Proj.Mgt, MN(NP), PhD Candidate, FAWMA, MACN
Pam is a Wound/Ostomy Nurse Practitioner (NP) with extensive clinical experience in acute and chronic care.
Pam has held executive positions for the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) at both state and national level, and was awarded an AWMA Fellowship in 2012. She has presented nationally and internationally and has contributed to the development of national and state guidelines, policy related to pressure injury prevention and wound management, and has published in book chapters and journals.
In addition to her NP role with Silver Chain, she is a lecturer at Curtin University and is currently undertaking her PhD. Pam was awarded the inaugural Western Australian Nurse of the Year in 2003. Pam has a commitment to client-centred care and furthering advanced practice in the field of wound management.