All Queensland employers are obliged to assist or provide
rehabilitation for workers with work-related injuries.
All employers must:
- have a current workers' compensation insurance policy with WorkCover
Queensland that covers all workers (or may self-insure if they
meet the self-insurance
- notify WorkCover Queensland of any workplace injuries within
eight business days
- take all reasonable steps to help or provide their workers with
rehabilitation and suitable duties while they are being paid
You must not dismiss the worker within 12 months from the date
of injury solely or mainly because they can't be employed due to
If you have wages in Queensland of 5200 QOTE for the preceding
financial year or are in a high risk
industry with wages in Queensland for the preceding financial
year of 2600 times QOTE, you must:
- have a workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures which
- your commitment to assist injured workers to access necessary
treatment and rehabilitation
- specific steps you will take to achieve a safe, timely and
durable return to work.
- appoint a rehabilitation and return to work coordinator (RRTWC)
- initiate early communication with an injured worker
- coordinate the overall return to work
- develop the suitable duties program with the worker and their
employer, in line with the current medical certificate.
Appointing a RRTWC
There are two options when appointing a RRTWC for your company -
you can train someone in your company for
this role or
outsource the role.