From 1 November 2021 the highly effective antidepressant treatment Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
This will benefit thousands of Australians each year needing access to more acute care for treatment-resistant depression and is recognition from the government of the viability and efficacy of TMS therapy, an already widely rebated and proven neurostimulation method globally. Click here to learn more about the announcement from Medicare.
For psychiatrists and other health care providers interested in becoming providers of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), we offer a two-part course comprising of knowledge assessment, a hands-on skills workshop, and a final evaluation of competency. Upon completion of the course, participants will possess the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required for certification.
Our clinic is recognised as an accredited International Standards Organisation (ISO) provider of outpatient rTMS services and all course or workshop participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their time spend towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The rTMS Certification Course is intended for:
- General Practitioners*
- Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Neuropsychologists*
- Students and Researchers in a related field*
* rTMS can be administered by a trained healthcare professional under the supervision of a Psychiatrist. Please see the RANZCP guidelines for rTMS practice within Australia.