Overview

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) regulates insurance for workers compensation, motor accidents CTP, and home building compensation in NSW. AEPs wishing to work in the NSW worker compensation scheme must ensure they comply with SIRA requirements which are outlined in brief in this PDF .

 

Exercise Physiologists must be accredited with ESSA and can be approved to deliver:

  • Treatment Services and/or
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Services

 

For further information about working with SIRA as an exercise physiologist, please see SIRA’s website.


Treatment Services

Exercise physiologists providing treatment services must receive a SIRA provider number prior to delivering services. To attain a SIRA provider number please complete the following steps:

  1. Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA.

    Note: You will need your ESSA accreditation number for your SIRA application.

  2. Complete the SIRA Allied Health Practitioners Training Program. This is a mandatory three-module course delivered by the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) and costs $102 per module. 2 ESSA CPD points are available for each module completed.

  3. Complete the SIRA Allied Health Practitioner Application Form.
    Note: This must be submitted to SIRA.



Workplace Rehabilitation Services

Exercise Physiologists providing workplace rehabilitation services including functional capacity evaluations and workplace assessments must have a SIRA provider number before any services are provided. To be eligible to provide workplace rehabilitation services you must have graduated from an approved university course or completed the approved SIRA professional development (see full list below). To attain a SIRA workplace rehabilitation provider number please complete the following steps:

  1. Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA.
  2. Provide evidence to ESSA that you have completed an approved university course or approved SIRA professional development.

    Note: You will be provided a certificate and letter that you will need for your SIRA application form.

  3. Complete the SIRA Allied Health Practitioners Training Program. This is a mandatory three-module course delivered by the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) and costs $102 per module. 2 ESSA CPD points are available for each module completed.
  4. Complete the SIRA Allied Health Practitioner Application Form.
    Note: This must be submitted to SIRA along with your ESSA accreditation certificate and letter. 



Approved universities

The following universities have been assessed and contain the required SIRA competencies and are listed in alphabetical order.

Course Code

Course Name

Campus

Graduating Cohorts

Australian Catholic University

MCEP

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Strathfield

2016-2019

Charles Sturt University

4717EP

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Bathurst

2017-2019

Federation University

PJ4

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Ballarat

2016-2019

Griffith University

4157

Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science

Gold Coast

2017-2019

University of New England

BCEP

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Armidale

2016-2019

University of New South Wales

3871

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology

Sydney

2017-2019

University of Wollongong

851-2

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Wollongong

2016-2019

434

Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation**

Wollongong

2016-2019

2612

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology**

Wollongong

2016-2019

** Students completing these courses MUST have completed the University of Wollongong undergraduate course.




































 

Approved Professional Development

Course Name

Years Available

Australian Catholic University

Occupational Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit

2019 onwards

Exercise and Sport Science Australia / Southern Cross University

Workplace Rehabilitation

March 2013 – September 2017

 

 








If you have any questions related to the approved courses or professional development, please contact the ESSA national office on
info@essa.org.au

 

Updated 6 December 2018