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Rehabilitation providers—how to be approved and operate as a workplace rehabilitation provider

Workplace rehabilitation providers are organisations accredited to deliver workplace rehabilitation services to help injured workers return to work. They have the employees who have the qualifications, experience and expertise appropriate to provide timely intervention, with services based on the assessed need of the worker and the workplace.

What are workplace rehabilitation services

Prescribed workplace rehabilitation services are:

  • initial workplace rehabilitation assessment
  • assessment of the functional capacity of a worker
  • workplace assessment
  • creating and monitoring a rehabilitation/return to work plan
  • creating suitable duties plans
  • job analysis
  • advice about job modification
  • rehabilitation counselling
  • vocational assessment
  • advice or assistance in job seeking
  • advice or assistance in arranging vocational re-education or retraining.

A workplace rehabilitation provider may be accredited to deliver all or some of these services.

Rehabilitation providers play an integral role in the return to work process of an injured employee.

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Page last updated: 20 Jun 2018