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Comcare webinars

Our webinars are presented by workplace health and safety experts and guest speakers to help promote and enable safe and healthy work across Comcare’s scheme. If you have any questions about upcoming and previous webinars, contact forums@comcare.gov.au.

Upcoming webinars

Watch this space for more information on upcoming webinars

Previous webinars

2024-25 Regulatory Priorities and WHS Consultation, Cooperation & Coordination

3 July 2024

This webinar covered:

  • an update on 2023-2024 Regulatory Priorities and Incident Management Systems inspections
  • Comcare's Regulatory Priorities for 2024-2025
  • Comcare's upcoming Consultation, Cooperation and Coordination inspection program

This webinar is to inform leaders, work health and safety (WHS) practitioners, Health and Safety Representatives and human resources practitioners, within the Commonwealth WHS jurisdiction.

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Understanding your 2024-25 Comcare Premium.

23 May 2024

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The forum covered:

  • Liability and the premium pool
  • Premium process and key drivers of premiums
  • Key observations, trends and initiatives in claims
  • And a Q&A

Resources

Psychosocial Health and Safety Forum

15 May 2024

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Presenters from across Comcare were joined by a range of expert speakers from the Australian Public Service Commission, the University of Adelaide, and Services Australia.

The forum covered:

  • a Comcare regulatory and resource update
  • psychosocial risk assessment in the workplace
  • an organisational case study by Services Australia
  • a panel discussion on identifying psychosocial hazards and risk assessment.

Resources

Licence fees and cost recovery

27 March 2024

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The webinar covered:

  • an overview of the relevant legislation and framework for cost recovery.
  • an introduction to licence fees: why Comcare charges them, what impacts them and how they are calculated.
  • issuing of fees and timing for payment.

Resources

Contractor management and regulatory process enhancements

28 February 2024

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Webinar: Contractor management - shared duties and control | YouTube

The webinar discussed:

  • shared duties and monitoring requirements when engaging contractors
  • what to expect when an inspector calls following an incident involving contractors
  • an update on recent enhancements in regulatory processes for targeted and effective assessment and prioritisation of regulatory response.

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Why recovery and return to work matters, and what makes a difference

28 November 2023

Presented by Peter Kirwan (Fire and Rescue NSW), Tim Saunders (Telstra), Dr Catherine Kelaher (Department of Defence) and Michael Duke (Comcare).

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Webinar: Why recovery and return to work matters, and what makes a difference | YouTube

The webinar discussed:

  • Practical insights from an employee with lived experience, employer and medical practitioner.
  • How employers can effectively support employees in their recovery and return to work.
  • Suggested approaches for early engagement, support and developing psychologically safe workplaces without stigma.

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Body stressing, musculoskeletal disorder and Good Work Design

26 October 2023

As part of Safe Work Month 2023, Comcare hosted an informative webinar with Comcare leaders and Professor Jodi Oakman from La Trobe University, discussing body stressing, musculoskeletal disorders and Good Work Design for strategies to create safer and healthier work.

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Body stressing, musculoskeletal disorder and Good Work Design webinar | YouTube

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Psychosocial Health and Safety Forum

10 October 2023

This forum featured Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman and Comcare CEO Greg Vines discussing mental health challenges in the workplace. It included updates on the regulatory landscape, and approaches to address vicarious trauma and other hazards. An expert panel shared lessons from applied practice.

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Psychosocial Health and Safety Forum - 15 May 2024 | YouTube

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2023-24 Regulatory Priorities and Incident Management

31 July 2023

This webinar discussed:

  • Comcare's Regulatory Priorities for 2023-2024
  • Comcare's regulatory approach to Incident Management Systems
  • Implementation of best practice incident management and response

Watch the session

Webinar: 2023-24 Regulatory Priorities and Incident Management | Youtube

Resources

Understanding your 2023-24 premium

22 June 2023

Comcare hosted a session to support organisation’s understanding of its 2023–24 workers’ compensation premium. This session discussed how premiums are calculated and key drivers, scheme trends and the impact of claim outcomes on premiums, and responses to commonly asked questions about premiums.

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Information session: Understanding your 2023-24 premium | YouTube

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Date printed 18 Jul 2024

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