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This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for employment opportunities as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) within the workplace assessment and rehabilitation sector. After completing this course new graduates will be accredited by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) to provide services to injured workers insured under their scheme. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop competency and understanding of workers compensation systems and SIRA legislative requirements; the epidemiology of occupational injury; occupational health and safety; functional capacity assessment; workplace injury prevention and rehabilitation; exercise interventions in workplace rehabilitation; and report writing and communication with key stakeholders at a professional standard.

This course offers a mixture of online and student-based learning activities (team-based learning), with the emphasise on the application of theoretical knowledge towards AEP professional practice. By completing this unit, students will develop the knowledge and practical skills (required for SIRA accreditation) to assist students transition to provision of AEP services in the area of workplace assessment and injury rehabilitation. SIRA accreditation is an essential criterion for AEPs seeking employment in occupational rehabilitation.

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology 3871.


Faculty of Medicine

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


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