About the program
AMA Training, in partnership with AMA NSW and AMA Victoria, delivers courses in Impairment Assessment using the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th edition (the Guidelines), the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition (AMA5) and other training material developed by Safe Work Australia
Courses provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Guidelines and AMA5 as a methodology for determining Permanent Impairment of an individual, a thorough knowledge of terminology and principles of impairment assessment evaluation as specified in the Guidelines and the ability to achieve consistency in interpretation and application of the Guidelines.
The training involves completing a core module and at least one specialty module. The core module covers the legal aspects of impairment assessment and the requirements of the legislation. Electives are chosen on the basis of the individual’s specialties and the types of impairment assessment required.
The successful completion of the Core module and at least one specialty module is one of the criteria that a prospective impairment assessor must meet in order to apply to be listed on the SIRA workers compensation website.
Although the training is developed for delivery to specialist medical practitioners wishing to become assessors of permanent impairment, other parties such as solicitors, insurers and allied health practitioners are welcome to undertake the training to better understand the assessment and reports of permanent impairment.
A copy of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition (AMA5) will not be provided. You can buy a copy of the AMA5 Guides by clicking on the button below:
PLEASE NOTE: You will not need to buy copy of the AMA5 Guides for the Psychiatry module and for the Visual system Module.