workers compensation law, Category 1 employers (ie. employers whose basic
tariff premium exceeds $50,000, as well as self insurers, and employers who are
insured by a specialised insurer and who employ more than 20 workers) must have
a return to work coordinator.
return to work coordinator must hold a WorkCover certificate certifying
attendance at the WorkCover accredited two-day course ‘Introduction to return
to work coordination’.
course aims to provide participants with:
to develop a return to work program consistent with workplace requirements
to implement policy and procedures of the return to work program and facilitate
the training of staff
and verbal skills, including negotiation and listening skills
to implement and explain the Workplace Injury Management and Workers
Compensation Act 1998 and the Workers Compensation Act 1987
to identify suitable duties, consistent with section 43A of the Workers
Compensation Act 1987
to develop and implement a return to work plan
to disseminate information to all relevant parties
and caseloads management skills
and time management skills
to assess when rehabilitation provider services are required.
hours – over 2 days
participants will receive a Statement of Completion issued by the AdvanceOHS.
methods place an emphasis on group discussion, group exercises and the
interaction of course participants.