Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework (EIPF)

A service model which incentivises early treatment by physiotherapists.

On this page

  • What is the EIPF framework?
  • How to join EIPF
  • Important information

What is the EIPF framework?

The Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework (EIPF) is a service model that recognises the importance of early treatment in facilitating return to work and return to health outcomes.

Any physiotherapist can enroll in EIPF by completing the required online training modules and signing a declaration to provide services in line with the WorkSafe Victoria developed Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services.

This framework is a set of guiding principles intended to support healthcare professionals in their treatment of an injury through:

  • measurement and demonstration of the effectiveness of treatment
  • adoption of a biopsychosocial approach
  • empower the injured person to manage their injury
  • implementing goals focused on optimising function, participation and return to work
  • base treatment on best available research evidence.

Note: WorkSafe Victoria expects that all health professionals providing services to workers will integrate the principles of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services into their daily practice.

How to join EIPF

  1. Registered to provide services

    Ensure you are registered to provide services to the WorkSafe.

  2. Read the fact sheets

    Read the fact sheets below to decide if joining the EIPF is right for you (including the service standards and sample declaration).

  3. Complete the online training

    To log in, you need to register (the 'Register' button is on the right of the screen). This allows you to resume the training later if you need to. Questions throughout the training are for learning purposes only. Your answers will not affect your ability to enrol in the EIPF program.

    If you experience any issues, please email the following addresses. Technical support will be available Monday - Friday (8am - 5pm).
    [email protected].

  4. Sign and return the declaration

    Sign and return the declaration to [email protected] or Fax: (03) 9641 1767.

    Your enrolment will start from the date your declaration is received by WorkSafe Victoria.

    A confirmation letter will also be sent, for your records.