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Allied health professionals

There are five training courses available for health professionals working in the NSW workers compensation system:

  1. Providing allied health services in the NSW workers compensation system
  2. Webinar on the Guidelines for claiming workers compensation
  3. 'Introducing the allied health recovery request' webinar
  4. Webinar on the allied health practitioner management framework
  5. Webinar on the Guidelines for workplace return to work programs

1. Providing allied health services in the NSW workers compensation system

This three-part online training course prepares allied health practitioners planning to work in the NSW workers compensation system.

  • Part 1: Provides an overview of the NSW workers compensation system for allied health practitioners
  • Part 2: Focuses on the five principles of the Clinical framework for the delivery of health services
  • Part 3: Provides further detail on the requirements to practice in the NSW workers compensation system, including successful completion of the allied health recovery request.

Before delivering services in the NSW workers compensation system, all physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, accredited exercise physiologists, psychologists, appropriately qualified counsellors and social workers must:

  • satisfactorily complete this three-part online training program, and
  • apply for and receive confirmation of their SIRA workers compensation approval.

Duration:

  • Part 1 takes around 90 minutes to complete.
  • Part 2 takes around 90 minutes to complete.
  • Part 3 will take up to three hours to complete. It includes the submission of a completed allied health recovery request (AHRR) form.

Cost: Each part costs $102 each, bringing the total course cost to $306.

Booking this course: Book online via the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) website. PIEF runs this course on our behalf.

Find out more about the course.

If you’re having troubling logging in or booking the course contact PIEF directly on (03) 9940 4893.

Contact SIRA on 13 10 50 for more information on SIRA workers compensation approval.

2. Webinar on the Guidelines for claiming workers compensation

The current Guidelines for claiming workers compensation came into effect on 1 August 2016.

To support the implementation of the guidelines we have a webinar (with captions) outlining the development and changes from the previous documents.

3. 'Introducing the allied health recovery request' webinar

This webinar (get it with captions) explains the allied health recovery request (AHRR) and how to complete it.

4. Webinar on the allied health practitioner management framework

This webinar provides information on the allied health practitioner management framework.

5. Webinar on the Guidelines for workplace return to work programs

SIRA has developed the Guidelines for workplace return to work programs (guidelines) in line with legislation to support, inform and guide employers, workers and other stakeholders in developing a return to work program.

This webinar (get it with captions) explains the updated guidelines for employers.