Training and workshops

We run workshops throughout the year for service providers working with participants in the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme. All workshops are advertised on this webpage and in our E-News.

Providers can register for all workshops in our learning management system ‘Lifetime Learning’.

Lifetime Learning also hosts eLearning, which includes 5 person-centered eLearning modules, as well as introductory modules about the Scheme, attendant care and case management. Additional eLearning modules on topics of interest to service providers will be added to Lifetime Learning as they are developed.

Please see the Lifetime Learning user guide for information on how to register, log in, access eLearning, request registration for a workshop or to update your details.

If you have forgotten your password, do not contact icare lifetime care, see the user guide for instructions.

We’ll review workshop requests in Lifetime Learning and confirm your place if appropriate. If the workshop is full or not yet scheduled, you won’t be able to see a date in Lifetime Learning, but you can register your interest by going on the waiting list for cancellations or any future sessions to be scheduled.

If you can't attend a workshop that you've registered for, please see the instructions in the user guide and cancel your registration in Lifetime Learning.

Lifetime Learning registration page – for new members

Lifetime Learning login page – for existing members

If you have any questions about training, please email us at training.lifetimecare@icare.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 738 586.

Introduction to the Scheme

For service providers and case managers who are new to providing services to participants in the Scheme.

This workshop covers:

  • the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme and the role of icare lifetime care in managing the Scheme
  • the eligibility criteria and application process for participation in the Scheme
  • what the Scheme can and cannot fund (treatment, rehabilitation and care)
  • the roles of icare lifetime care staff, case managers and other service providers
  • the process and forms for requesting services for participants
  • the reasonable and necessary criteria and how decisions are made about requests for services
  • how to review care needs for Scheme participants
  • requesting attendant care supports
  • working with attendant care programs

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

Introduction to the Scheme

Wednesday 7 June

icare lifetime care office
Level 3, 35 Smith St
Parramatta

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

New approved case managers should also attend Case Management in the Scheme

This workshop is not suitable for attendant care providers. Attendant care providers who have a training need should email the Attendant Care Unit.

Case management in the Scheme

For approved case managers (icare lifetime care) who are new to providing case management to participants in the Scheme.

This workshop covers:

  • the role of the case manager and our expectations of the case manager
  • working with icare lifetime care and other service providers
  • goal setting and planning with participants
  • requesting supports

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

Case management in the Scheme

Thursday 8 June

icare lifetime care office
Level 3, 35 Smith St
Parramatta

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

New approved case managers should also register to attend the Introduction to the Scheme workshop if they have not attended previously.

Goal training workshop

For all service providers, case managers and funder staff.

This workshop covers:

  • improving understanding of the role of goal setting in rehabilitation
  • improving clinician and funder understanding of the factors that affect the development and use of goals and rehabilitation
  • increasing clinician skills in working collaboratively with clients to develop person-centred goals and rehabilitation plans
  • improving clinician ability to write, review and use person-centred SMART rehabilitation goals that support rehabilitation practice using SMARTAAR Goal Process
  • increasing knowledge of how to incorporate person-centred goals in rehabilitation plans

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

Please register your interest for a future workshop in Lifetime Learning

Care and Needs Scale (CANS) training

For service providers who are completing care needs reviews or plans with adult participants with a brain injury in the Scheme.

The Care and Needs Scale (CANS) is an 8-level categorical scale that is designed to measure the level of support needs of older adolescents and adults (16 years and older) with traumatic brain injury. The CANS score is required for all adult participants with brain injury when new plans or care needs reviews are completed.

See participant assessment tools for more information about how the CANS is used in the scheme.

We  run CANS training in conjunction with the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. This workshop covers the background of the CANS, and how to administer, score and interpret the CANS.

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

Care and Needs Scale

Tuesday 28 March

Portside Centre
Level 5, Symantec House
207 Kent St
Sydney

Start: 2.00pm
Finish: 4.30pm

Care and Needs Scale

Monday 11 September

icare lifetime care office
Level 3, 35 Smith St
Parramatta

Start: 2.00pm
Finish: 4.30pm

Paediatric Care and Needs Scale (PCANS-2) training

For service providers who are completing care needs reviews or plans with paediatric participants in the Scheme.

The Paediatric Care and Needs Scale (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. It can be used at any stage in the recovery process from acute through to community living many years post injury.

The PCANS-2 is required for all participants aged 5-15 years on an annual basis.

See participant assessment tools for more information about how the PCANS-2 is used in the scheme.

We run PCANS-2 workshops in conjunction with the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. This workshop covers the background of the PCANS-2, and how to administer, score and interpret the PCANS-2.

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

PCANS-2

Monday 7 August

Portside Centre
Level 5, Symantec House
207 Kent St
Sydney

Start: 12.30pm
Finish: 5.00pm

FIM and WeeFIM credentialing training

All service providers who want to complete FIM or WeeFIM assessments with participants need to be credentialed. If you haven’t previously attended the full training and been credentialed, you should attend the full workshop. If you have previously been credentialed, you may be eligible to sit an online refresher (which includes your credentialing exam).

We run FIM and WeeFIM training in conjunction with the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC). We pay for the workshop and manual, but the fee to sit the final credentialing exam is not paid by us.

See participant assessment tools for more information about how FIM and WeeFIM are used in the scheme.

Email AROC for more information or see the online services section of their website for more information.

Workshop

Date

Venue

Time

FIM

Wednesday 29 March

Portside Centre
Level 5, Symantec House
207 Kent St
Sydney

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

WeeFIM

Tuesday 8 August

Portside Centre
Level 5, Symantec House
207 Kent St
Sydney

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

FIM

Tuesday 12 September

icare lifetime care office
Level 3, 35 Smith St
Parramatta

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

FIM

Thursday 2 November

Portside Centre
Level 5, Symantec House
207 Kent St
Sydney

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 4.30pm

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