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Initial Assessment and Referral Tool training (IAR)

The Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) is a national approach to improving patient experience and assisting general practitioners and mental health clinicians to connect patients to the right mental health care at the right time.

The Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) guidance is an initiative of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care.

Training is delivered over two workshops. Gippsland PHN will provide training in your general practice or mental health service if the minimum number of participants is achieved.

Training Workshop 1: is an online 30 minute training workshop accessed via Open Learning:

This workshop introduces the following:

  • Assessment domains
  • Rating guide
  • Levels of care
  • Mandatory prior to registering for workshop 2


Follow link to complete workshop 1


Training Workshop 2 is a 90 minute interactive workshop (Online or Face to face)

This interactive workshop covers:

  • Practical and experiential learning and reflection
  • Guided exploration of the IAR decision support tool
  • Clinical judgment and supported decision making
  • Discussion and Q&A


Wednesday, 21 June 6-7.30pm

Tuesday, 27 June 12-1.30pm

Follow link for more information

GPs and GP Registrars who complete IAR training will:

Receive $300 (plus GST) remuneration* and can claim 30 minutes Reviewing Performance and 1.5 hrs Educational Activities through RACGP.