Our story

Bringing together sectors and systems to form a powerful network to drive change.

In 2017, the Collaborative Partnership established a national collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to give more Australians with a health condition or disability the chance to engage in good work.

Our vision

An Australia where people with a physical or mental health injury, illness or disability have a greater opportunity to work so that people, communities and business can enjoy the health and economic benefits of increased work participation.

Learn about our projects to date

Our approach

This is a complex issue that requires cross-sector and system-wide collaboration from a network of leading organisations. We use the collective impact approach to unite our partners and deliver on our vision.

Read about the collective impact approach

Our governance framework

With more than 300 interested stakeholders and 10 partner organisations along with many project contributors, advisors and experts, we rely on a strong governance framework.

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Our partners

The partnership includes leading organisations from the private, not-for-profit and government sectors that work together to find new ways and fresh approaches to improve work participation.

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Latest news


The GP Principles have been included in the RACGP Curriculum and Syllabus for Australian General Practice 2022

09 Dec 2022 2:20pm

The Collaborative Partnership’s Principles on the role of the General Practitioner (GP) in supporting work participation have been included in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Curriculum and Syllabus for Australian General Practice 2022.


Collaborative Partnership presents at PIEF and Primary Health Network events

02 Nov 2022 9:48am

The Collaborative Partnership recently presented at the PIEF 2022 Personal Injury & Disability Management National Conference. The presentation showcased our work undertaken to date with a focus on the learnings and insights for schemes and systems, employers, General Practitioners and individuals. Attendees had a clear interest in the Pillar One Data Model and the Transition Support Pilot.


Watch now: Webinar on Collaborating with the workplace to enable good work for your patient/client

10 Oct 2022 1:50pm

Member of the Collaborative Partnership, Dr Cath Kelaher from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) is featuring on an expert advisory panel discussing how practitioners can collaborate with workplaces to enable recovery and return to work with a focus on providing “good work”.


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