WC Training - Fundamentals

Workers Compensation Fundamentals

Workers compensation is one of the largest and most complex classes of insurance in Australia. Our training covers the fundamentals of workers compensation, and provides essential information for anyone involved in workers compensation. Our training has been developed for employers

  • new to workers compensation
  • who require a refresher
  • looking to expand their workers compensation knowledge.



Available courses


Introduction to workers compensation

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of workers compensation basics. Topics include:

  • Injury management
  • Claims management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Workers compensation legislation
  • Employers’ return to work responsibilities

Please note each jurisdiction in Australia has its own workers compensation scheme and legislation which is relevant to that state or territory. This course covers the workers compensation scheme and legislation in the jurisdiction in which it is conducted.

Who should attend: Recommended for those with little or no experience in the management of workers compensation claims.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A.

Course offered in: NSW, Vic, NT & WA

ANZIIF CIP points: 3.5 points


Workshop: Calculating PIAWE and weekly benefits

Fundamentals
Workshop summary

This workshop explains how pre injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) and weekly benefits of your workers compensation claimants are calculated. The information discussed in this workshop will include:

  • PIAWE calculation inclusions and exclusions.
  • Calculating workers ongoing weekly entitlements.
  • Completing and submitting wage reimbursement schedules.
  • Practice calculation case studies and examples.

Please note each jurisdiction in Australia has its own workers compensation scheme and legislation which is relevant to that state or territory. This course covers the workers compensation system in the jurisdiction in which it is conducted.

Who should attend: Recommended for those involved in and responsible for, the payment of workers compensation wages.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A.

Course offered in: NSW and Vic

ANZIIF CIP points: 3 points


Understanding managed fund premium calculation

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course explains workers compensation premium arrangements and calculations. Other topics include:

  • How claims costs impact premium.
  • Employer categories and related premium caps.
  • Employer remuneration for workers compensation purposes.
  • Workplace industry classifications.
  • Employer grouping provisions.
  • Premium payment and instalment options.

Please note each jurisdiction in Australia has its own workers compensation scheme and legislation which is relevant to that state or territory. This course covers the workers compensation system in the jurisdiction in which it is conducted.

Who should attend: Recommended for anyone interested in understanding how an employer’s premium is determined and how to minimise the impact of claims on premiums. This course is not applicable to TMF agencies in NSW

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of workers compensation.

Course offered in: NSW and Vic

ANZIIF CIP points: 2 points


Dispute management and legal claims

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course is presented by an Allianz representative and a workers compensation lawyer. The course provides participants with insight into complex legal processes of that regularly occur in workers compensation claims. Topics covered include:

  • End-to-end process of various workers compensation legal matters.
  • Key stakeholders in the respective jurisdictions.
  • Practical tips for employers managing the dispute process.
  • Management of complex legal matters.
  • Workers compensation legislation.

Please note each jurisdiction in Australia has its own workers compensation scheme and legislation which is relevant to that state or territory. This course covers the workers compensation system in the jurisdiction in which it is conducted.

Who should attend: Recommended for staff dealing with workers compensation claims, RTW coordinators, human resource managers and WHS managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of our Introduction to workers compensation course is preferred.

Course offered in: NSW, Vic, NT and WA

ANZIIF CIP points: 3.5 points


Managing industrial relations and human resource issues in workers compensation claims

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will help you understand the relationship between human resource issues and workers compensation claims, and how to manage these issues when they arise at the same time.

The course is facilitated by an employment lawyer and a workers compensation lawyer. Topics covered include:

  • Employer rights and responsibilities when terminating employment.
  • Redundancies and unfair dismissals.
  • Disability discrimination.
  • Work, health and safety.
  • Relevant legislation, tools and guidelines to help manage these issues.

Information is provided in line with the Fair Work Act 2009 and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, workers compensation staff, RTW coordinators, human resource managers and WHS managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: A general understanding of workers compensation and a basic understanding of your company’s Human Resources and Industrial Relations policies and procedures.

Course offered in: NSW and Vic

ANZIIF CIP points: 2 points


Understanding work capacity decisions

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course explains the complexities of work capacity decisions and the influence an employer can have in successfully applying a work capacity decision.

This course will provide an overview of the work capacity assessment and decision process. The course will also take you through the course for review of said decisions, and review WIRO/Merit review outcomes.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, human resource, WHS and workers compensation managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW

ANZIIF CIP points: 3.5 points


NSW workers compensation overview

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course explains the NSW workers compensation managed fund, for those who have multi-state responsibilities. This course covers the basics of workers compensation claims management, rehabilitation, legislation and your return to work responsibilities.

Who should attend: Recommended for those involved or interested in the management of workers compensation claims in NSW.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: Vic


Our Cancellation Policy
Please note: Allianz reserves the right to cancel any course if only minimal bookings are made. Clients will be advised of cancellations at least 1 week prior to the start of the course.
Should you be unable to attend a course which incurs a fee, a substitute is always welcome at no extra charge. Alternatively, a full refund will be made if cancellations are received in writing (via letter, fax or email) at least 5 business days prior to the session. No refunds can be made if a booking is cancelled less than 5 business days prior to course commencement or the participant fails to attend.