Occupational Rehabilitation Providers List

Victorian Trades Hall Council has had a long history of fighting for and defending the rights of all workers in Victoria.

This includes advocating and representing the rights of workers who have been injured in the workplace and are seeking to re-enter the workforce. We believe that a safe and successful return to work is essential for our health and livelihood. Having a reliable occupational rehabilitation provider is key to assisting in transitioning back to work, prioritize workers' well-being is crucial to ensure a seamless return while safeguarding their recovery. The list is designed to be accessed by injured workers and their representatives including unions officials, union delegates and HSRs when the intervention of an occupational rehabilitation provider is requested and approved

Please note that the inclusion on the List is not an endorsement of the providers' services. This is a list of providers that have agreed to act consistently with the following principles and responsibilities.

PRINCIPLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Provider commits to ensuring: 

  • Dignity and Respect: that injured workers are treated with respect and dignity, recognising their individual needs and circumstances. 
  • Representation: that in any communication to an injured worker, whether written or verbal, make clear that there is legal right to be “represented, supported and assisted” throughout the return-to-work process. 
  • Communication and Collaboration: that there is active consultation and collaboration with the injured worker, and their representative throughout the assessment and return to work process. Clarity should be sought from the injured worker on the type and extent of representation they expect from a Provider. E.g. just in meetings, representative copied in all documentation, communication through representative etc. 
  • Confidentiality: that confidentiality of all personal and medical information obtained during the rehabilitation process is maintained, ensuring that it is only shared with relevant parties with the worker's consent or as required by law. Medical information from the worker's medical practitioners must only be obtained with the consent of the worker and limited to the physical and mental capabilities of the worker so as to determine their ability to perform specific job roles or tasks.  
  • A Safe Workplace: that health and safety is at the centre of the assessment process to guarantee the highest level of protection to avoid sequelae, new or the aggravation of existing injuries, illnesses, or disease. This includes identifying and ensuring that the hazard or hazards that caused the injury are identified and eliminated or appropriately controlled.  
  • Successful Rehabilitation: that RTW planning is developed considering the specific needs, abilities, and goals of each worker. This includes: 
  • Assessing job role: assessing the possibility of the worker returning to their pre-injury employment including with reasonable adjustments or modifications; and if this is not possible identifying suitable job roles that align with the worker's abilities; and 
  • Plans Drafting: that plans are drafted consistently with any restrictions on a certificate of capacity and injured workers, their representative if any, and treating medical practitioners must be given adequate time to review and comment on any proposed plan prior presenting the draft before implementation. Wherever possible this would include cooperating with the injured worker, their treating medical practitioners and representatives in the design and execution of workplace-based activities. Plans must provide clear, accurate, and current details of the return-to-work arrangements to the injured worker. Wherever possible RTW Plans should be developed based on a recently issued certificate of capacity rather than one about to expire. 
  • Regular Review: that the worker's progress in their return-to-work journey is monitored and accurate and comprehensive documentation of the worker's progress maintained. Return to work plans are reviewed as necessary in accordance with these principles. 
  • Qualified Consultants: that the Provider will ensure all staff are qualified, meet the professional registration requirements of their professional association to act as occupational rehabilitation consultants and follow the standards and codes relevant to their profession. 
  • Ethical Conduct: that the Provider adheres to high ethical standards, acting in the best interests of the injured worker and avoiding any conflicts of interest. Advice will be confined to the contracted role of reviewing injured worker capacity, and wherever possible on how best to facilitate a safe and effective return to work. 

NOTE: The list is updated as necessary - the latest amendments were made in July 2024. However, please let us know if you find any errors with the listings (e.g., contact numbers and so on).

If you have any concerns that the principles have not been upheld let us know.

V.T.H.C. REGISTER OF OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION PROVIDERS
July 2024

COMPANY WEBSITE CONTACT SERVICES
CAC www.cac.com.au 

[email protected]

1300 786 869

  • Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Manual handling training
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Critical incident debriefing and mediations
Rehab Management (Australia) Pty Ltd www.rehabmanagement.com.au 300 762 989
  • Occupational Rehabilitation

Last amended July 2024