WC Training - Return to Work

Return to Work (RTW)

A RTW coordinator is the key person assisting injured workers to remain at, or return to work as soon as possible after an injury. These courses will provide the RTW coordinator with the skills and information to support the successful return to work of injured workers.

In New South Wales, all category one employers (i.e. employers whose basic tariff premium exceeds $50,000 annually and employers who employ more than 20 workers) are required by legislation to employ or engage a RTW coordinator who meets the role’s training, skills and experience requirements.

In Victoria, employers with a total rateable remuneration of $2,231,120 million or more must have an RTW coordinator appointed at all times. Employers with a total rateable remuneration of less than $2,231,120 million must appoint a RTW coordinator while they have return to work obligations relating to a worker with incapacity for work. This amount is indexed annually.

Allianz offers a range of RTW courses starting with a two day Introduction to RTW coordination or Role of the RTW Coordinator. Participants can expand on their skills through the Advanced RTW course or RTW coordination for cross border RTW coordinators.

For our clients in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, we offer a course titled RTW coordination and planning to assist RTW coordinators in these states develop the required skills and knowledge to perform their role.

Large employers in the ACT are legally required to appoint a Return to Work (RTW) Coordinator to support workers remain or return to work during their recovery for an injury or illness.

Large employers include:

  • employers who are self-insurers under the Workers Compensation Act 1951; and
  • employers who pay an annual ACT workers' compensation insurance premium of $200,000 or more.

To appoint a RTW coordinator they may either have relevant experience or undertake an approved training course. All RTW coordinators must be registered with Worksafe ACT.

Available courses


Allianz Return to Work Coordination (NSW)

(Replacing the former WorkCover NSW approved 2 day course)
Fundamentals
Course summary

This course has been developed in line with the role requirements for a RTW coordinator set out by SIRA. It will aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and resources required in your role. Topics covered in the course include:

  • The importance of return to work.
  • Understanding legislative requirements for an employer and worker in regards to RTW. Understanding how to prepare the workplace for RTW.
  • The key responsibilities of a return to work coordinator.
  • Providing support to injured workers in the workplace.
  • Responding to and preventing further workplace injuries.
  • Methods for dealing with treating practitioners and occupational rehabilitation services.
  • Creating return to work arrangements.

Who should attend: Recommended for newly appointed RTW coordinators, human resource managers and WHS managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: General understanding of workers compensation.

Course offered in: NSW

ANZIIF CIP points: 6 points


Role of the return to work coordinator (VIC)

(WorkSafe Vic approved 2 day course)
Fundamentals
Course summary

When a worker is injured, a Return to Work Coordinator plays an important part in assisting the worker to remain at work while they recover or return to work as soon as possible if they require time away.

This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to assist their employer meet their return to work obligations in Victoria.

The course will cover

  • The return to work process and the role of the RTW Coordinator
  • Information that the RTW Coordinator will need to support and assist the employer and the injured worker
  • Skills that will assist the RTW Coordinator to facilitate the successful return to work of injured workers

This course has been developed and endorsed by WorkSafe Victoria.

Who should attend: Recommended for newly appointed RTW coordinators, human resource managers and WHS managers.

Cost: VIC –$300 for Allianz clients.

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course.

Prerequisites: General understanding of workers compensation.

Course offered in: Vic


Return to work for managers and supervisors (VIC)

Fundamentals
Course summary

This session explains how crucial the role of supervisors and managers is in the RTW process. Participants will learn how they can positively influence an injured worker’s RTW to achieve the best possible outcome. The course will cover the basics of RTW such as:

  • Employer obligations
  • Employee support
  • Early intervention

This course will provide managers and supervisors with the tools and knowledge required to manage injured workers returning to the workplace. It will also explain how to deal with workers compensation related problems when they arise.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers and supervisors involved in the RTW of workers compensation claimants.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: General understanding of workers compensation.

Course offered in: Vic


Return to work coordination and planning

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will provide RTW coordinators in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to perform their role and achieve safe and timely RTW outcomes. It will provide a practical guide to the development and implementation of RTW planning and best practice solutions to meet legislative requirements.

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

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A.

Course offered in: WA


Return to work harmonisation QLD & NSW

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course is part of the harmonisation initiative aimed to streamline workers compensation in NSW, Qld and Vic. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage workplace injuries and the return to work process in each of these jurisdictions. Please note; there is currently no longer a QComp accreditation to be a RTW coordinator in Qld, however Allianz still believes in the importance of understanding the Qld scheme and continues to run the Qld component of the course.

Who should attend: Recommended for RTW coordinators, human resource managers and WHS managers with multi-state responsibilities.

Cost: $90 – NSW component, $90 – Qld component

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course

Prerequisites: Prior completion of the Victorian, New South Wales or Queensland approved return to work coordination course.

Course offered in: Vic


Advanced return to work coordination

Fundamentals
Workshop summary

This workshop focuses on strategic RTW coordination and managing complex claims. The workshop will cover proactive early intervention, incident management strategies and strategies for managing complex RTW barriers.

You will learn about the role of occupational rehabilitation providers, RTW inspectorate (Victoria only), and how Allianz’s own strategic RTW and injury management specialists can help you.

Who should attend: Recommended for RTW coordinators, human resources employees and WHS managers with some experience in RTW coordination. In Victoria, this course is recommended for RTW coordinators, human resources employees and WHS managers with some experience in RTW coordination.

Cost: $180 for Allianz clients

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course

Prerequisites: In NSW prior completion of the WorkCover NSW accredited two day Introduction to RTW coordination course is required.

Course offered in: Vic

ANZIIF CIP points: 12 points


Rehabilitation – Benefits & obligations

Fundamentals
Workshop summary

This workshop provides an overview of client rehabilitation obligations under the NT Return to Work Act, and the benefits of timely rehabilitation provider involvement

Who should attend: This course is recommended for RTW coordinators, managers, supervisors and WHS employees

Cost: Attendance fee is waived for Allianz clients

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NT


Developing RTW tools – Task analyses & job dictionaries

Fundamentals
Workshop summary

Task Analysis documents are useful tools to support your communication with treating practitioners and internally in a workplace. They can provide a description of the physical, cognitive and psychological demands of different work tasks so that appropriate suitable duties can be presented to those making decisions about a return to work. This tool can also support pre-employment screening, functional capacity and vocational evaluations. Collectively a suite of Task Analysis documents can form a Job Dictionary for your workplace.

This session will step you through how to conduct and complete a task analysis, along with provision of a tool to take back to your workplace. Real examples will be shown in the session.

Who should attend: This course is recommended for RTW coordinators, managers, supervisors and WHS employees

Cost: Attendance fee is waived for Allianz clients

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW and 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 - stephen.shreeve@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.