WC Training - Fundamentals

Workers Compensation Fundamentals

Workers compensation is one of the largest and most complex classes of insurance in Australia. Our fundamentals courses provide essential information for anyone involved in workers compensation. Our training has been developed for employers who are:

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


Available courses


Introduction to workers compensation

Darwin: 21 August 8.30am –12.30pm

Melbourne: 8 March, 18 July, 16 October 10am – 12pm

Perth: 8 March, 17 May, 6 September 9.30am – 1pm

Sydney: 2 May, 10 October 9.30am – 12.30pm

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
  • Return to work responsibilities for employers

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: Free course

Prerequisites: N/A.

Course offered in: NSW, VIC, NT & WA


Calculating PIAWE and weekly benefits

Melbourne: 8 March, 18 July, 16 October 1pm – 3pm

Sydney: 18 July, 16 October 1pm – 3pm

Fundamentals
Course summary

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

  • PIAWE calculation inclusions and exclusions.
  • Calculating workers ongoing weekly entitlements.
  • Completing and submitting wage reimbursement schedules.
  • Practice calculations, 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: Free course

Prerequisites: N/A.

Course offered in: NSW and VIC


Premium calculation overview

Melbourne: 18 July 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will explain workers compensation premium arrangements and calculations, as well as:

  • 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 Victoria.

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.

Cost: Free course

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of workers compensation.

Course offered in: VIC


Dispute management and legal claims

Melbourne: 20 March, 5 September, 9.30am-12pm

Perth: 19 April, 9.30am-11.30am

Sydney: 17 May, 9.30am-11.30am

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course is presented by an Allianz representative and a workers compensation lawyer. The course provides participants with an insight into complex legal processes 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 course.

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

Course offered in: NSW, VIC & WA


Managing complex and litigated claims

Darwin: 10 April, 1pm-3.30pm

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course provides participants with an overview of the NT legislation with specific regarding to the complexities around managing disputed and litigated claims. Participants will receive an overview of the claims and litigation process. Ideally suited for HR Managers, Return to Work coordinators or employees responsible for liaising with Allianz regarding workers compensation claims activities. The course is facilitated by an employment lawyer and a workers compensation lawyer. Topics 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 course.

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: NT


Managing industrial relations and human resource issues in workers compensation claims

Melbourne: 20 March, 5 September, 1pm-3.30pm

Sydney: 20 March, 21 August, 9.30am-11.30am

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will help you understand the relationship between human resource issues and workers compensation claims. Managing these issues when they arise at the same time will also be discussed.

The course is facilitated by an employment lawyer from Hall and Wilcox. 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: Free course.

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


National workers compensation overview

Melbourne: 24 May, 9.30am-12.30pm

Melbourne: 3 August, 9.30am-12.30pm

Fundamentals
Course summary

This session will provide participants with a high level overview of the key differences between workers compensation jurisdictions in Australia. We will discuss the key elements of scheme design, claims lodgement process, liability determination, benefits structure, return to work obligations as well as dispute resolution.

Who should attend: Personnel who are responsible for workers compensation in multiple jurisdictions.

Cost: Free course.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: VIC


Need Help
Call 1300 130 664 and ask for the client training department in your relevant State/Territory or via email:
NSW - trainingnsw@allianz.com.au
VIC - trainingvic@allianz.com.au
ACT- trainingact@allianz.com.au
WA - trainingwa@allianz.com.au
TAS - chris.a.waterworth@allianz.com.au
NT - trainingnt@allianz.com.au

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.