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2024 professional development opportunities

Elevate your rehabilitation and return to work knowledge in 2024.

Best practice

Continue to improve and build your rehabilitation and return to work coordinator (RRTWC) capacity and knowledge by participating in professional development activities.

Why this is important

A capable and confident RRTWC can increase the likelihood of an injured worker’s early and safe recovery and return to work.

In turn, this improves health, social and financial outcomes for injured workers and business productivity. It also reduces costs for your organisation.

In 2023, 2,700 people completed an approved RRTWC training course in Queensland.

It's a role that needs strong soft skills, as reflected in four of the five National Return to Work Strategy action areas.

Professional development can help you improve communication skills, self-reflection strategies, injury management and return to work planning.

What actions can I take now?

Explore a range of resources and learning opportunities to build your capacity and keep your skills up to date.

Subscribe to eSAFE newsletters so you’re notified of RRTWC professional development activities including when registrations open for the North Queensland Work Well Conference in May.

Subscribe to our Rehabilitation and Return to Work e-bulletin and the Return to Work Queensland Facebook page to stay informed on rehabilitation and return to work matters.

Follow WorkCover Queensland on LinkedIn and subscribe to their updates for webinars on injury trends, return to work and common law updates.

Access the Workers Compensation Information Advisory Service for employers for free and independent information and advice.

Your toolkit

Approved training courses for rehabilitation and return to work coordinators.

Other online training:

  • Mentally healthy workplaces workshops are free workshops on psychological health and safety and the mentally healthy workplaces toolkit run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • Return to Work Matters is an independent not-for-profit charity whose key objective is to support those who support return to work. They offer handbooks, tools and template and webinars.
  • Personal Injury Education Foundation courses
    • Skill Pods
    • Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management
    • Diploma of Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Management
  • Comcare’s online learning modules
    • Comcare operates under different legislation to Queensland, but has many modules that are not legislation specific. These include managing and responding to mental health risks, manager capability and return to work case conferencing.

Injury management and return to work conferences: