Assessment Only

Assessment Only 

The assessment only process:

Some medical professionals may have already completed a course similar to one of the modules part of the NSW Workers Compensations permanent impairment assessment training in recent years and do not require to sit the face to face sessions or to attend the webinars.

These medical professionals can complete a specific module of our course simply by completing a competency-based assessment.

No classroom, no flights to catch or traffic to endure, and no waste of time

What is different:

  • Do not attend face to face
  • Do not have the ability to liaise with the trainer and ask questions
  • Do not necessarily need to go through all slides and resources to complete the assessment 
     

Eligibility for Assessment Only

The ‘assessment only’ option is offered to reduce red tape for practitioners who have undertaken the requisite training but have not completed a competency assessment at the level required by SIRA workers compensation. The minimum requirement for competency is the successful completion of a minimum of 3 case study questions. Practitioners eligible for ‘assessment only’ are not required to undertake the Core module again with AMA training.

There are three areas where practitioners are eligible for “assessment only”:

  1. Training in the NSW Motor Accident Scheme for:

    1. Mental and Behavioural Disorders or

    2. Visual System

      Doctors who have undertaken training in the evaluation of permanent impairment in the NSW Motor Accidents Scheme for Mental and Behavioural Disorders (Psychiatric and Psychological Disorders in the Workers Compensation AMA Training) or Visual System will be eligible to undertake the ‘assessment only’ component of the AMA training.  These are the two-body system modules where the guidelines and training modules are essentially the same across Motor Accidents and Workers Compensation schemes. However, in the Motor Accidents Scheme, no competency assessment is required.

      Note: Practitioners trained in any other body system module are not eligible for ‘assessment only’ as the Guidelines and training differ.

  2. Training in Queensland from June 2016 – March 2017

    Practitioners trained in Queensland using the nationally consistent training program from June 2016 – March 2017 completed the requisite training but did not complete three case studies for the competency assessment.

  1. Training in South Australia prior to July 2015 for:

    1. All body systems except Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine and Digestive

      Where practitioners completed training in the evaluation of permanent impairment in South Australia prior to July 2015 with Jim Stewart Consulting, except for Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine and Digestive system modules.  ‘Assessment only’ does not apply to these four modules as they have had significant changes in the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th edition and all practitioners listed in NSW have been required to complete mandatory update training in 2016.Prior to July 2015 the NSW WorkCover Guides for the evaluation of permanent impairment 3rd edition and the Impairment Assessment Guidelines in South Australia and the training were essentially the same. However, no competency assessment was completed.

 

Resources for Assessment Only

You will have access to:

  • Power Point slides
  • NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th Ed
  • Code of conduct
  • Example case studies with answers
  • Assessment task

 

Current Assessment Only opportunities

Assessment only bookings are temporarily unavailable through the website.

Please contact us here for more information.