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Return To Work (RTW) Responsibilities for Supervisors and Managers


The Workers Compensation Act requires all employers to establish a Return-to-Work Program, detailing the policy and procedures which will be followed to help an injured employee return to work. There are significant penalties for employers and individuals who do not comply with these obligations. This course is designed to provide a broad overview of return to work responsibilities and obligations to Managers and Supervisors.

Return to work co-ordinators may be required to complete the SafeWork NSW 2 day Introduction to Return to Work Coordination course.


Topics Covered

  • Overview of injury management concepts
  • Components of an employer's return-to-work program
  • Role of the Return-to-Work Coordinator
  • Working with key players eg.doctors & rehabilitation providers
  • Role of the insurer, including insurance arrangements & claims procedures
  • Benefits for injured workers
  • Developing a return to work plan, including identifying suitable duties & case studies
  • Dispute prevention and resolution
  • SafeWork resources


Who should attend

  • Line Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Department Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Workplace Health and Safety Managers