Return to Work Coordinator training

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  1. Role of a Return to Work Coordinator course details
  2. List of training providers

Return to Work Coordinators need to have an appropriate level of seniority and competence to perform their role.

WorkSafe highly recommends that the nominated coordinators complete the two day Role of a Return to Work Coordinator training course, developed and endorsed by WorkSafe.

The course covers:

  • The return to work process and the role of the Return to Work Coordinators
  • Information that the Return to Work Coordinators will need to support and assist employers and injured workers
  • Information and underlying skills that will assist Return to Work Coordinators to facilitate the successful return to work of injured workers

This training may also be of value to line managers, supervisors and Health and Safety Representatives.

Delivering training

To ensure quality and consistency, WorkSafe has approved training providers to deliver the role of a return to work coordinator training.

If you're interested in becoming an approved training provider, you must apply directly to WorkSafe using the training provider application form.

Additional Training program

Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (Return to Work) Qualifications in return to work

Delivered by the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF), Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (Return to Work) is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to equip participants to:

  • return injured workers back to the workplace following an injury or illness
  • administer and manage workplace-based injury management programs

This program is designed for people who have an interest in or responsibility for, coordinating and facilitating injured workers with a safe and early return to work - a process that benefits both the worker and the employer. Successfully completing this program will provide participants with a nationally recognised qualification in Return to Work, endorsed by the Commonwealth Government and all Australian state and territory governments.

PIEF is a non-for-profit organisation established in 2006. Their members include a consortium of Australian and New Zealand accident compensation regulators, insurers and claims management organisations. The programs developed by PIEF are designed to enrich and enhance the range and depth of personal injury management skills, leading to better outcomes for all accident compensation schemes and the communities they are designed to serve.

For further information contact PIEF on (03) 9940 4893 or visit pief.com.au.

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