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Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation

What are the Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation?

Employers are required to assist and provide rehabilitation to a worker who has sustained a work-related injury to the standard prescribed in the Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation (the Guidelines).

The Guidelines are a document developed under legislation to help employers understand their important role in helping a worker return to their normal job.

The Guidelines are developed by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator. They outline the standard for all employers to follow across the workers’ compensation scheme.

What is included?

The Guidelines explain seven key principles that employers can take to assist workers to successfully return to work.

These principles include:

Principle 1: Employer commitment

Principle 2: Providing workers with opportunities to recover at work

Principle 3: Actions detailed in rehabilitation and return to work plans

Principle 4: Role of the supervisor

Principle 5: Early employer contact with the injured worker

Principle 6: Appointment of a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator

Principle 7: Communication with the worker’s treating doctor

Last updated
14 June 2019

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