What is an approved rehabilitation provider?

The scheme agent or insurer will usually appoint an approved workplace rehabilitation provider to help injured workers to return to work. The workplace rehabilitation providers responsibilities are to:

  • Identify and design suitable duties for the worker to assist the employer to meet their obligations in providing suitable employment
  • Identify and co-ordinate strategies to return the worker to perform their duties
  • Promote early return to work
  • Act as a link between the insurer, employer and treatment providers
  • Arrange appropriate re-training and place in any alternative employment where the worker is able to return to pre injury duties
  • Assist the worker to return to work