Training and Assessment delivery

Training and Assessment delivery

The NSW Workers Compensation Permanent Impairment Training is offered via: 

  • Face-to-Face (Workshops)
  • Online Learning (Self-paced learning Modules)
  • Assessment Only

Face to Face Modules

The following modules are delivered face to face. If you have not completed a Core module before, you MUST attend and successfully complete a face-to-face Core module in order to successfully complete a face-to-face specialty module.
For clarification, the Online Learning module of Core does not replace the face-to-face module if you intend to complete any of the face-to-face modules below.

  • Core

  • Spine

  • Lower Extremity

  • Upper Extremity

  • Nervous System

  • Psychiatry 

This training mode consists of:

Pre-Training questionnaire: each module (core and specialty) include a pre-training questionnaire that must be completed by the participants at least 48 hours before attending the face to face workshop.  Participants who fail to return the pre-training questionnaire by the specified time-frame will not be allowed to attend the workshop.

Workshop: Participants must attend a workshop in Sydney. Face to face sessions will be normally held at AMA NSW House and will be conducted over the weekend. Depend on the module, workshops will be scheduled 3 hours or 2 hours an a half.  A light supper will be provided on the day.

Case Studies: These case studies without answers are for the participant to review and consider prior to training. The trainer will go through them with the participant on the day of training.

Assessment Task: The competency-based assessment is to be completed in the attendee’s own time after the training module has been delivered. The assessment task is available in the Learning Management System. The participant will receive instructions about how to access the platform after booking into the specific module. The assessment task must be downloaded, completed and submitted for marking through the Learning Management System within 4 weeks after the workshop. Assessments will be marked within 10 business days from the day they were received. The assessment must be completed and deemed satisfactory in order to complete the module. 

Attending the relevant workshop is mandatory. Participants who do not attend the relevant workshop will not receive the competency-based assessment and, therefore, will not be able to complete the module.

Please Note: The Core Module does not have competency-based assessment. Participants are deemed competent by attending the Core Module workshop.

IMPORTANT
You MUST successfully complete the Core Module (workshop) before being approved for any face to face Module.

You will not become an approved assessor by SIRA if you have not successfully completed the Core Module.

The successful completion of the Core and/or specialty module/s does not grant participants the ability to perform Permanent Impairment Assessment under the NSW legislation. 

Subsequent to the successful completion of the training course, the prospective impairment assessor must apply to be listed on the SIRA workers compensation website. See Eligibility criteria.


Online Learning

The following body stream specialty can undertake Online Learning. 
If you have not complete Core previously and intend to complete any of the modules listed below, you may undertake the Online Learning module of Core.

  • Ear, Nose & Throat and Related Structures

  • Urinary and Reproductive

  • Respiratory System

  • Hearing

  • Visual System

  • Haematopoietic system

  • Endocrine System

  • Skin

  • Cardiovascular 

  • Digestive

  • Core (Online Learning) 

This training mode consists of:

Supplementary Material for online training: This document provides information about the modules. It will familiarise participant with the content to be covered as well as provide an insight into the role of the permanent impairment assessor, methods of assessment & definitions.

PowerPoint slides: The PowerPoint slides discuss the particulars of each module and the methodology to be used.  They follow the pattern of an introduction, assessment steps and the methodology together with case studies to be used as examples.  Emphasis should be placed on the points where the Guidelines modify AMA5. The cases within the slide presentation should be used as illustrations of the WPI assessment and used to supplement an explanation of the use of the tables

Case Studies: A number of case studies will be provided for the participant self-study.

Assessment Task: The competency-based assessment is to be completed in the attendee’s own time after enrollment into the training module. The assessment task is available in the Learning Management System. The participant will receive instructions about how to access the platform after booking into the specific module. The assessment task must be downloaded, completed and submitted for marking through the Learning Management System. The assessment must be submitted for marking by the due date established on the Learning Management System and the website. Assessments will be marked within 10 business days from the day they were received. The assessment must be completed and deemed satisfactory in order to complete the module.

Please Note: The Core Module (Workshop or Online) does not have a competency-based assessment. Participants are deemed competent by conducting the Core Module Online.

IMPORTANT
You MUST successfully complete the Core Module (Workshop or Online) before being approved for any other Online Learning module.

You will not become an approved assessor by SIRA if you have not successfully completed the Core Module.

The successful completion of the Core and/or specialty module/s does not grant participants the ability to perform Permanent Impairment Assessment under the NSW legislation. 

Subsequent to the successful completion of the training course, the prospective impairment assessor must apply to be listed on the SIRA workers compensation website. See Eligibility criteria.