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Return To Work (RTW) Coordinator Training - Workcover NSW


This course is the official Workcover NSW Introduction to Return to Work Coordination training course. This is the WorkCover NSW approved course for people planning to work as a return to work coordinator in NSW.

The Return to Work (RTW) Coordinator training course is held over 2 days and will provide your Return to Work Coordinator with the skills they need to perform their role effectively.

A return to work coordinator is a worker nominated by an employer (or a contractor engaged specifically for the role), whose principal purpose is to assist injured workers to return to work in a safe and durable manner.

Under workers compensation law, Category 1 employers (ie. employers whose basic tariff premium exceeds $50,000, as well as self insurers, and employers who are insured by a specialised insurer and who employ more than 20 workers) must have a return to work coordinator. The Return to Work Coordinator must hold a WorkCover certificate certifying attendance at the WorkCover accredited two-day course ‘Introduction to return to work coordination'.


Course Accreditation

This is a WorkCover NSW course designed to train a person as a Return to Work Coordinator according to the requirements of the NSW Workers Compensation legislation.


Topics Covered

  • Explain the Role of the Return to Work Coordinator
  • Identify the key steps in developing a return to work program
  • Develop a simple return to work plan
  • List the main components of the WorkCover Scheme
  • Be aware of the principles of premium calculation
  • Identify key issues in working with doctors and providers
  • Provide basic information regarding worker entitlements


Who should attend

  • Return to work coordinators
  • Allied health professionals
  • Rehabilitation Providers
  • Line Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Department Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Workplace Health and Safety Managers