The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is the governing body that provides approval to appropriately skilled allied health practitioners that want to provide treatment to workers.
Allied health practitioners who must be SIRA approved to work in the NSW workers compensation system are:
- Accredited exercise physiologists
- Appropriately qualified counsellors and social workers
To obtain SIRA Workers Compensation approval, complete the application form before completing the required online training.
Note that physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and psychologists that have provisional or limited registration with AHPRA are not eligible for SIRA approval.
If you meet the conditions of approval, register with the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) to commence your online training program. There are three parts to the online training for your complete.
Guidelines for approval
If you're an allied health practitioner who would like to get SIRA Workers Compensation approval, you can refer to the guidelines for approval of treating allied health practitioners.
These guidelines cover:
- Qualifications and requirements for approval
- SIRA procedures to deliver services in the NSW workers compensation system.