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How to become a rehabilitation and return to work coordinator

Recently the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 was passed in Queensland parliament. The official assent of the Act has resulted in changes for rehabilitation and return to work coordinators and their employers.

 

As a result of these changes, rehabilitation and return to work coordinators no longer need to be certified to carry out their roles. It is now the responsibility of the employer to ascertain that a rehabilitation and return to work coordinators is 'appropriately qualified' to carry out their role in the context of the environment they are working in.

 

This means that there is no requirement for registration with the Workers' Compensation Regulator and rehabilitation and return to work coordinators don't need to renew their current certificates to continue working in their roles.

 

We have had feedback that some employers who are tendering for Government contracts are being asked to provide proof of certification for their workplace accreditation. Employers are no longer required to have their rehabilitation and return to work policies and procedures accredited by the Workers' Compensation Regulator.

 

Further information visit:

www.justice.qld.gov.au/fair-and-safe-work/workers-compensation-and-rehabilitation.