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National Certificate of Capacity proof of concept

The National Certificate of Capacity (NCC) Proof of Concept Project aims to trial a standardised, consistent certificate of capacity.


Project overview

The National Certificate of Capacity (NCC) Proof of Concept Project aims to trial a standardised, consistent certificate of capacity.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Pilot a digital implementation of a National Certificate of Capacity Form.
  • Engage a small set of GP clinics nationally.
  • Comprehensively evaluate the pilot over a period of six months to assess the improved speed of delivery, efficiency of the document transfer and changes in certification practices.

The project involves a digital solution (a Healthlink Form) accessible through clinical software that GPs in the pilot can complete online.

Clinics will need to be using Medical Director or Best Practice software.

If you are a medical clinic interested in testing a digital certificate of capacity for injured workers, please email NCCSupport@comcare.gov.au to register.

Participants

Project lead

  • Comcare

Other organisations involved

  • Northern Territory WorkSafe
  • Telstra Health.

Why this research is important

This research project is part of our Research Plan Towards 2022 and supports our purpose to foster work participation and recovery.

Finding ways to help injured and ill employees return to work as soon as it is safe to do so, has benefits for both the employee and the employer.

We know good work supports people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.

We also know that being off work for extended periods can have serious long-term effects including isolation and depression. Experience shows that the longer someone is off work, the less likely they are to return to work.

More information

For further information, please contact the NCC Support Team on: NCCSupport@comcare.gov.au

Page last reviewed: 18 July 2022
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Date printed 09 Aug 2022

https://www.comcare.gov.au/safe-healthy-work/research-evidence/research-projects/national-certificate-of-capacity-proof-of-concept