If you want to become a rehabilitation or return-to-work coordinator, this course is ideal professional development. If you want formal recognition of training for staff in this role, this course ensures competence in the rehabilitation and return-to-work of injured workers.
The Certificate of Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Programming is designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to manage rehabilitation or return-to-work programs for an organisation.
In this online rehabilitation and return-to-work course, you will learn how analyse, process and dispute claims; consult with medical professionals; undertake risk analysis; and understand breaches of return-to-work programs.
This professional development course will give you the skills to design a rehabilitation and return-to-work program, including job redesign, reduced hours and alternative duties. You will also gain an understanding of legislative requirements, including safe work practices, how to use appropriate terminology and correct documentation of client information.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge, skills and tools you need to manage a rehabilitation and return-to-work program and to work within a community rehabilitation environment.
Unit 1 - Coordinate rehabilitation and return to work programs
Period of absence and rehabilitation assistance required
Ensuring consultation occurs
Coordinate job redesign, reduced hours
Design a return to work program
Obtain approval for program
Coordinate with the employee
Regular communication between all parties
Common challenges and solutions
Identify breaches and suggest remedial action
Resignations and notice
Notifying workers compensation authorities when breaches occur
Modify return to work programs
Unit 2 - Work within a community rehabilitation environment
Roles of health professionals
Supervisory requirements / relationships
Family, community groups, care workers
Client status and progress
Support / advocacy groups
Job Service Australia
Disability liaison officers
Identify client risks in client home
Hygiene and infection control
Home care and community settings
Disposal of sharps
Document client information
Unit 3 - Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
Identify return-to-work requirements
Legislative requirements for return to work
Facilitating an injured worker returning to work
Worker’s compensation schemes
Rights, roles, duties and responsibilities (worker, schemes and employer)
Injured workers supervisor’s responsibilities
Return to work coordinator’s responsibilities
Insurer’s roles, rights and responsibilities
Health providers duties and responsibilities
Injury management coordinator’s duties and responsibilities
Organisational requirements for return to work
Assist and preparing for injured worker to return to work
Identify suitable return-to-work duties
Involving all parties to confirm duties
Identifying barriers to a worker returning to work
Preparing and designing a return to work program
Identify and manage health and safety risks to other team members
Establish a return to work agreement
Other information to include in agreement
Assist with implementing return to work
Identify hazards in the work environment for injured worker
Changes and modifications to work environment
Consulting with rehabilitation coordinator
Monitor and evaluating return to work
Gather feedback from all parties
Facilitate communication between parties
Monitor return to work plan
Identify and address any non-compliance
Address any hazards
Hierarchy of controls model
Evaluate case manager’s and rehab providers performance
Were the organisations policies and procedures effective?
Estimated duration 45 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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A.Woolley, Narwee, NSW | Certificate of Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Programming
Very good course structure. Enjoyable experience. Has helped me in the workplace and have now taken on a new role in the business as OHS & RTW Officer.
D. Hunter, Shepparton, VIC | Certificate of Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Programming
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I found the training on-line very efficient and provided enough detail to help me understand, Rehab and the Return to Work Progression from start to finish.
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