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WEBINAR Training – Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) for Mental Healthcare

Tue 26th September @ 7:00 pm

The National IAR Guidance and IAR-DST were developed by the Australian Department of Health and is designed to provide:

– Advice relating to initial assessment and intake (the eight domains).
– A description of evidence-based services by level of intensity (the five levels of care).
– Criteria to assist with matching an individual to a level of care that is most likely to meet the individual’s treatment needs and recovery goals (the IAR-DST).

Remuneration: General Practitioners are eligible for a reimbursement payment of $300.00 exc GST for successful completion of training*
*Limited funding is available for GP remuneration for one attendance only. GP MUST NOT be primarily working in an organisation that recieves Commonwealth funding.

This CPD activity 402583 approved under the RACGP 2023-2025 curriculum CPD Categories: 
– Educational Activity 1.5 hours
– Reviewing Performance 0.5 hours

NOTE: There are multiple dates and times available, see registration links under ‘program’

Tue 26th September

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date Time Register
Tue 26th Sep 7pm – 9pm Click here
Thu 5th Oct 6pm – 8pm Click here
Mon 9th Oct 12pm – 2pm Click here
Thu 19th Oct 7pm – 9pm Click here
Wed 25th Oct 9am – 11am Click here
Fri 27th Oct 11am – 1pm Click here
This CPD activity 402583 approved under the RACGP 2023-2025 curriculum CPD Categories: Educational Activity 1.5 hours, Reviewing Performance 0.5 hours


Local General Practitioners (including GP Registrars), Primary Care Nurses, and Health Professionals working within mental healthcare practicing in the Northern Sydney Region

  • Describe the principles and advantages underpinning the national approach to stepped care.
  • Describe the benefits of using the IAR-DST and have confidence in the IAR development process
  • Implement the IAR Guidance in practice settings, using the domains and the decision support tool to generate a recommended level of care.
  • Determine the appropriate level of care and identify regional services suited to the required level
  • Interpret the principles related to clinical decision making and consumer choice and can practice following these principles using supported decision-making strategies
  • Demonstrate significant judgement to clinical decisions relating to risk identification and response


For more information about this training, contact Lisa Romano lromano@snhn.org.au or phone 0403 912 082

Watch these videos to hear consumer and clinician perspectives on the benefits of the IAR-DST.

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