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Workshops and training

We provide education and training for health professionals, insurers, legal professionals and other stakeholders.

The seminars and workshops we run change from time to time.  Our current list includes:

Providing allied health services in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme

Target audience:

  • all allied health professionals who are new to, or need a refresher on working with people injured in motor vehicle accidents and claiming through the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme
  • people who complete this module and quiz obtain a certificate of completion and can place their name on the SIRA workshop attendee register

Content:

  • Chapter 1 - An overview of the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme
  • Chapter 2 - The claims process
  • Chapter 3 - Principles for treating people with compensable injuries
  • Chapter 4 - Providing allied health services in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme
  • Chapter 5 - Solving problems and disagreements

Format:

  • this training module is provided online
  • it takes about 45 minutes to review the module and complete the quiz
  • there is no fee for this online module

How to do this training:

Working with complex CTP claims

Target audience:

  • all allied health professionals who have experience working in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme
  • suited to single discipline health providers and rehabilitation providers or case managers
  • completion of the online module Providing health services in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme is expected

Content:

  • applying the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services
  • reasonable and necessary criteria for decision making
  • case studies of complex rehabilitation programs guided by CTP injury management advisors

Format:

  • face to face workshop only
  • full day
  • $55 (GST inclusive)

2017 workshop dates

DateTimeVenueStatus
Monday 16 OctoberRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 4.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
This workshop is fully subscribed. Your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted should there be any cancellations.

Goal training

The workshop provides opportunity for decision makers and service providers to share information and experiences about goal setting and requesting services and the organisers work to ensure there is a balance of both participants in the workshops to optimise learning opportunities.

Target audience:

Together with icare, we run goal training workshops suitable for service providers and funding agency staff (insurers and icare staff) working in both schemes.

Content:

  • improve understanding of the role of goal setting in rehabilitation
  • improve clinician and funder understanding of the factors affecting the development and use of goals in rehabilitation
  • increase skills in working collaboratively with clients to develop client-centred goals and rehabilitation plans
  • improve ability to write, review and use client-centred SMART rehabilitation goals using the SMARTAAR Goal Process
  • increase knowledge of how to incorporate client-centred goals in rehabilitation plans

Format:

  • face to face workshop only
  • there is no cost for this workshop

Goal Training will be provided in 2017. For inclusion on the waiting list, please email workshopMair@sira.nsw.gov.au

Assessment of permanent impairment

We conduct a series of workshops about the assessment of permanent impairment in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme each year. A different body system is covered in each workshop and includes; upper extremity impairment, spinal impairment, lower extremity impairment, mental and behavioural disorders impairment, ear, nose and throat and related structure impairment and nervous system impairment.

Target Audience:

  • insurers, legal professionals and other stakeholders involved in the referral for and interpretation of Assessment of Permanent Impairment determinations for claimants in the CTP scheme
  • not suited to medical practitioners wanting to learn how to conduct assessments of permanent impairment in the CTP scheme

Content:

  • introduction to the Permanent Impairment Guidelines
  • introduction to the specific body system chapter in the Permanent Impairment Guidelines and AMA 4
  • basic anatomy and physiology related  the specific body system
  • case studies to apply the Assessment of Whole Person Impairment for each body system

Format:

  • Face to face workshop only
  • Half day
  • $110 (GST inclusive)

2017 workshop dates

DateWPI workshopTimeVenue
Thursday 22 JuneUpper extremity impairmentRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 1.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 28 JuneSpine impairmentRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 1.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 26 JulyLower extremity impairmentRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 1.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Monday 4 SeptemberMental and behavioural disorders impairmentRegistration - 12.45pm
Workshop - 1.00pm to 5.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 11 OctoberEar, nose and throat and related disorders impairmentRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 1.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Tuesday 21 NovemberNervous system impairmentRegistration - 8.45am
Workshop - 9.00am to 1.00pm
McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Training in how to conduct Assessments of Whole Person Impairment in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP Scheme is available through the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School. Contact Dr Jim Stewart on 0408 257 001 or via email jwstew@bigpond.net.au.

Registration

To register for any of these workshops, email workshopMAIR@sira.nsw.gov.au and include:

  • in the subject header: Registration of interest (and the workshop's name and date)
  • in the body of the email: your name and contact number, current role, employer and any dietary requirements

When we receive your registration of interest email, we will email you a workshop payment form (if the workshop has a fee).

Once payment is processed your place is secured and you will be informed. Alternatively, if there is no workshop fee, you will be informed when your place is secured.

To register for the Providing allied health services in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP scheme online module, visit the Personal Injury Education Foundation.

SIRA workshop attendee register

We provide CTP insurers with a register of health professionals who have attended workshops and completed on-line training.

The register is not an endorsement of the health professional by us and the information is provided directly to the CTP insurers twice yearly. It is not published on our website.

Health professionals must consent to be included in the register and we seek consent and the relevant information as part of the online evaluation sent to participants after each workshop.

Please call 1300 137 131 or email workshopMAIR@sira.nsw.gov.au with any queries about the attendee register.