Training and workshops

icare offers online learning and face-to-face workshops for service providers working with people with severe injuries. 

Lifetime Learning

Lifetime Learning allows you to register for face-to-face workshops (including online) and provides a full list of training courses and dates for service providers working with Lifetime Care and Workers Care.

Priority for workshops is given to service providers that work directly with icare participants or workers. We’ll review workshop requests in Lifetime Learning and confirm your place if appropriate. If a workshop is full or not scheduled yet, you can register your interest by going on the waiting list. 

If you've registered for a workshop and you can no longer attend, you can cancel your registration in Lifetime Learning.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: training.lifetimecare@icare.nsw.gov.au

2021 training calendar

Date Workshop Mode of delivery

Thursday 25 February 2021

Clear communication

Workshops cover language, structure and design of written communication.

Online

Thursday 2 March 2021

Clear communication

Workshops cover language, structure and design of written communication.

Online

Course commencement

Thursday 11 February 2021

Live Webinar

Thursday 25 March 2021

CANS Online Workshop

This is an alternative to the face-to-face workshop.

Distance education

This is a 5-part series. Please log in and register as soon as possible to complete parts 1 to 4 before the webinar.

 Wednesday 24 March 2021 FIM Online
 Thursday 22 April 2021

Clear communication

Workshops cover language, structure and design of written communication.

Online

Pre-work commencement date

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Live Webinars

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Working with people with challenging behaviour using a positive behaviour support approach

Distance education

This is an icare-subsidised program.

There is a $200 plus GST cost to participate in this program.

This is a 5-to-6-week online program, including:

  • recorded lectures (to view as pre-work),
  • 4 live interactive webinars, and
  • Google group discussion board.

Active participation in the Google group by all enrolled learners is expected.

Course commencement

Thursday 29 April 2021

Live Webinar

Thursday 10 June 2021

CANS Online Workshop

This is an alternative to the face-to-face workshop.

Distance education

This is a 5-part series. Please complete 1 to 4 before the webinar.

Tuesday 15 June 2021 FIM

Online 

Priority to regional service providers.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Thursday 24 June 2021

P-CANS 2 Part 1

P-CANS 2 Part 2

Online 

Please enrol in both parts to complete the full P-CANS 2 workshop.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Clear communication

Workshops cover language, structure and design of written communication.

Face-to-face

Sydney

Thursday 12 August 2021 WeeFIM Online
Tuesday 14 September 2021 FIM

Face-to-face

Paramatta

Wednesday 15 September 2021 CANS

Face-to-face

Paramatta

Thursday 4 November

Clear communication

Workshops cover language, structure and design of written communication.

Face-to-face

Parramatta

Additional workshops

Additional workshops may be available. Please log in to Lifetime Learning to see the most up-to-date training options available.

How to register 

Please register your interest in Lifetime Learning and we’ll notify you once the dates for these sessions have been confirmed to secure your place.

Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit

The Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit is now run as an online 4-part course on the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) website. There is an optional live webinar that clinicians working in spinal cord injury can attend that is run a few times each year.

Dates:16 February, 12 May and 10 August 2021

Requirements: You must have completed parts 1–4 before you're able to register for the live webinar.

Registration: Check the ACI Events page to register for the live webinars.

teach-back

Deakin University and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District have partnered together to create a suite of tools to support improving communication between clinicians and the people they work with.

Together they have created an online learning module and suite of tools that will provide you with information and skills around the use of teach-back.

Access teach-back

    Further information on our courses

  • Introduction to Lifetime Care

    Who should attend: New service providers and case managers working with Lifetime Care participants and/or Workers Care Program participants

    Delivery format: Face-to-face, One-day workshop

    What we cover:

    • how the Lifetime Care and Workers Care Program works
    • eligibility criteria and application process for participation in Lifetime Care and the Workers Care Program
    • what we can and can’t pay for
    • key roles of everyone, including icare staff, case managers and other service providers
    • how to request services for participants
    • how decisions are made about requests for services
    • how to review a participant’s care needs
    • requesting attendant care
    • working with an attendant care provider.
  • Case Management in Lifetime Care

    Who should attend: Approved case managers who are new to Lifetime Care and Workers Care Program.

    Delivery format: Face-to-face, One-day workshop

    What we cover:

    • your role as a case manager when working with Lifetime Care or the Workers Care Program
    • planning with participants
    • requesting supports on behalf of participants
    • promoting independence for participants and their families.
  • Care and Needs Scale (CANS)

    Who should attend: Service providers who are completing a care needs reviews or plans with Lifetime Care or Workers Care participants.

    Delivery format:

    • Face-to-face, 2.5-hour workshop OR;
    • 5-part online workshop comprising: 2 videos (approximately 10 minutes each), and online e-learning module (approximately 30 minutes) and a 1-hour live webinar.

    The CANS is designed to measure the level of support needs of older adolescents and adults (16 years and older) with traumatic brain injury. The CANS is required to be used for all adult participants with a brain injury when undertaking every care needs review or plan.

    What we cover:

    • background of the CANS
    • how to administer, score and interpret the CANS.

    We run CANS workshops in conjunction with the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research.

  • Paediatric Care and Needs Scale (PCANS-2)

    Who should attend: Service providers who are completing care needs reviews or plans with Lifetime Care participants aged 5 to 15 years old.

    Delivery format: Face-to-face, 4.5-hour workshop

    The PCANS-2 is designed to measure the types, extent and intensity of support needs of young people aged between 5 and 15 years who have an acquired brain injury. The PCANS-2 is required for all participants aged 5 to 15 years on an annual basis.

    What we cover:

    • background of the PCANS-2
    • how to administer, score and interpret the PCANS-2

    We run PCANS-2 workshops in conjunction with the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research.

  • FIM and WeeFIM training

    Who should attend: Service providers who want to complete FIM or WeeFIM assessments with icare Lifetime Care participants. FIM and WeeFIM assessors must have current credentials with the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC).

    Delivery format: FIM and WeeFIM - Face-to-face, One-day workshop

    The FIM and WeeFIM instruments provide a basic indicator of severity of disability. It forms part of the eligibility criteria for participation in the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme and acceptance into the Workers Care Program. 

    What we cover:

    • background of FIM and WeeFIM
    • how to administer and score FIM and WeeFIM.

    We run FIM and WeeFIM training in conjunction with AROC.

    Providers who haven’t previously attended training and been credentialed should attend the full workshop. We pay for the workshop and manual, but the fee to sit the final exam is not paid by us.

    Providers who have previously been credentialed may be eligible to sit an online refresher (which includes the exam).

    See the AROC website online services section for more information.