Self-Paced Learning

The training modules listed below are delivered on-demand.

Study and complete the training modules in your own time. You can submit questions to your qualified trainer to assist your learning.

You have 4 weeks after registration to complete the module.

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Core Module

Pre-requisite for Self-Paced Learning | Specialty Modules

Module fee: $820.05 (inc. GST)

Description

This training module introduces Part 6 of the SIRA Motor Accident Guidelines: Permanent impairment, and how they are to be used along with the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Fourth Edition (AMA4) when assessing impairment in the New South Wales Motor Accident scheme. It also provides context regarding the legislation, entitlements for injured road users and requirements for practitioners prior to assessing permanent impairment.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please note this module is not a valid substitute for Instructor-Led Training | Core Module
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Self-Paced Learning

Specialty Modules

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Self-Paced Learning Specialty Module*

Ear, Nose & Throat and Related Structures

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: TBC

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment involving the ear, nose and throat, and related structures, including the face. Additionally, discusses the ear, hearing, equilibrium, the face, respiratory (air passage) obstruction, mastication and deglutition, olfaction and taste, and speech. There is potential overlap with other chapters, particularly the nervous system, in these areas. This training includes methods of assessment according to the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Fourth Edition as modified by the SIRA Motor Accident Guidelines Part 6.  

Note: there is a separate module ‘Facial Injury and impairment’ appropriate for facial injury intended for Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and Dental Surgeons.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before attending this module.
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Urinary and Reproductive

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: Prof. Peter Heathcote

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment in the Urinary and Reproductive Systems. The Chapter 11 (pages 249-262, AMA4 Guides) is used for the assessment of these systems.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before attending this module.
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Respiratory System

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: TBC

Description

This module provides guidance on the system of respiratory impairment classification which is based on a combination of forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV1) and diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (DCO) or measurement of exercise capacity (VO2 max).

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*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Hearing

Module fee: $968.00 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: TBC

Description

This module will cover permanent impairment assessment of the Hearing System according to the modified approach to AMA5 methodology set out in the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th edition (Guidelines). This substantial modification outlines that the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) tables are used to calculate the binaural hearing loss.

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*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Visual System

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: A/Prof Heather Mack

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment in the Visual System using Chapter 8 of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Fourth Edition (AMA4) (pages 210-222) as modified by the SIRA Motor Accident Guidelines Part 6: Permanent impairment.

The AMA4 is used to assess permanent impairment in both the NSW Motor Accidents and Workers Compensation schemes.

Note: If you have successfully completed the NSW workers compensation permanent impairment training for the Visual system you do not need to undertake this training prior to applying to SIRA to be listed as a Health Practitioner Authorised to give evidence and be listed to assess permanent impairment in this module.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Endocrine System

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Thornley

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment in the Endocrine System. The Chapter 12 (pages 263-275, AMA4 Guides) is used to assess this system. Each endocrine organ or system is listed separately.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Skin

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: Dr. Ian Hamann

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment of the skin including scarring and facial disfigurements.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

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Cardiovascular

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: TBC

Description

This module provides an explanation of the methods required for the assessment of the cardiovascular system including heart disease, hypertensive cardiovascular disease and vascular diseases affecting the extremities.

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Digestive

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: Dr. John Garvey

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment in the Digestive System using the methods outlined in Chapter 10 (pages 235-248, AMA4 Guides).

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To be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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Facial injury and impairment

Module fee: $1,016.40 (inc. GST)

Duration: Competency-based assessment is required and must be completed within 4 weeks after registration.

Facilitator: Dr. Yasantha Rajapakse

Description

This module provides guidance on methods of assessing permanent impairment of the face, nose and related structures, including swallowing and neurological facial impairment. It does not include impairment assessment of vision, hearing, vestibular system or lower airways and lungs.

*Please remember you need to complete the Self-Paced Learning | Core Module before booking this module.
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What's required before my training?

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AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fourth Edition

You must purchase this book to undertake any of the permanent impairment training in the Motor Accident scheme except for practitioners undertaking only the Mental and Behavioural Disorders module

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SIRA Motor Accident Guidelines Part 6 Permanent impairment

Part 6 of the SIRA Motor Accident Guidelines is the Guideline for assessing permanent impairment in the NSW Motor Accident scheme. This is essential reading for every training module, including the Core.

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How to become a health practitioner authorised to give evidence

Following successful completion of the courses please apply to SIRA to become a health practitioner authorised to give evidence.

Information about eligibility to assist you with your application and the application form are available here