Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs have been prepared to give you an at-a-glance understanding of how the Impairment Assessment Training in Victoria works and how we do things here, as well as to provide some information that may benefit anyone thinking to enroll in one or more modules part of the Impairment Assessment Training program.


Who is the training provider of the course?

Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) is appointed by WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Victoria to deliver Impairment Assessment Training based on the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (Fourth Edition - AMA4).

Who should follow this training?

Registered Medical Practitioners who wish to undertake work in Impairment Assessment for WorkSafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Wrongs Act legislation could undertake this training program.

Can Allied Health Practitioners receive this accreditation?

No – Only Registered Medical Practitioners can be accredited for assessing Impairment Assessments using the AMA4 guides.

What must I do to start working in impairment assessment in Victoria?

Registered Medical Practitioners must attend and successfully pass the Core Module (Stream 1) assessment requirements and the respective Stream 1 module of the discipline in which they wish to undertake impairment assessment work.

What is the structure of the training program?

The structure of the Impairment Assessment Training program is below:

Stream 1 – this training mode is offered for Registered Medical Practitioners who have not previously completed Impairment Assessment training modules and wish to undertake Impairment Assessment Work in Victoria. This requires the medical practitioners wishing to undertake training to complete the Core module (Stream 1) and the respective Stream 1 module(s). Registered Medical Practitioners must attend training and successfully complete all assessment tasks to receive the accreditation.

Stream 2 - this training mode is offered for Registered Medical Practitioners who have successfully completed the training modules previously and are keen to improve their proficiency by updating their skills in the application of the AMA4 Guides and/or other prescribed methods of assessment.

How are the training modules delivered?

The modules are offered as Face-to-face/Webinars or online. Please see the course calendar for upcoming sessions and the planned mode of delivery for each module.

Do I need to register for the Core Module before undertaking my speciality module?

No – there is no such requirement that you need to complete the Core (Stream 1) Module before undertaking your speciality module. However, you cannot start undertaking impairment assessment work until you complete and successfully pass the Core Module. To help you in completing the Core module, please see the Training Calander or contact

Do I need to purchase my AMA4 Guide before attending Impairment Assessment Training?

No – you will be provided with the AMA4 Guide when you arrive at the Core Stream 1 training, or it will be mailed to you if you are attending the Core Module virtually or online. Then you are required to bring your copy for subsequent training modules (speciality).

Do you have online modules available?

Below is the list of modules currently available.

Core Module, Endocrine System, Infectious Occupational Diseases, Hematopoietic System, Digestive System and Urology.
Please see the Training Calendar for upcoming sessions and the planned mode of the delivery for each module.

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