Return to work
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There is no requirement under the Northern Territory's legislation to appoint a Return to Work Coordinator, however, the employer must assist with any rehabilitation program and take all reasonable steps to provide suitable employment. NT WorkSafe does encourage employers to make available (resources permitting) coordinators that act as a liaison between the injured worker, management, treating doctors, vocational providers and insurers. Rehabilitation works much more effectively when employers actively participate in the worker's recovery, and if all parties involved in the process work together. This one Day course assists participants to understand how to develop effective injury managements and develop return to work programs in accordance with the NT Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act.
Who should attend?This course targets any RTW Coordinators or other employee that has some responsibility in managing an injured worker or developing a business’s Injury Management System (e.g. HR).
- Overview of the NT Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
- Overview of effective injury management concepts
- Components of an employer’s Injury Management System
- Role of the RTW Coordinator or those assisting with the RTW of an injured worker
- Working with key stakeholders, including doctors, rehabilitation and treatment providers
- Role of the insurer – premiums and claims management
- Benefits for injured workers
- Understanding when to develop a return to work program and practical application to case studies
- Dispute prevention and resolution