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21 Sep

Proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2015

The Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2015 (Costs Determination) governs the awarding of legal costs in the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation ... Read More »

20 Sep

WorkCover WA Annual Report 2017/18 tabled in Parliament

The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2017/18 was tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018 by the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA. The Annual Report is divided int... Read More »

04 Sep

WorkCover WA Strategic Plan 2018-21

The WorkCover WA Board has approved the Agency’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan. The Plan will guide the Agency over the next three years in leading a responsive and sustainable workers’ compensation sche... Read More »

03
Oct

Approved Audiometric Officer Online Training Course

This two-hour training course has been designed to provide Audiologists, Approved Audiometric Officers and administration/support officers with the necessary skills to submit air conduction hearing test results with WorkCover WA through the Approved Audiometric Officers Online (AAO) application. A short assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of the online...Read More »
October 3 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am View Event »

10
Oct

Approved Audiometric Officer Online Training Course

This two-hour training course has been designed to provide Audiologists, Approved Audiometric Officers and administration/support officers with the necessary skills to submit air conduction hearing test results with WorkCover WA through the Approved Audiometric Officers Online (AAO) application. A short assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of the online...Read More »
October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm View Event »

15
Oct

IFAP’s Injury Management Coordinator Course

This course is specifically designed for people who have responsibility (either directly or indirectly) for injured workers in their organisation. It provides the participant with an introduction to the rights and obligations enshrined in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and its regulations for all parties involved in...Read More »
October 15 - October 17 View Event »

17 Sep

You are entitled to make a claim if you sustain an injury in the course of your employment and are defined by law as a worker.

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) provides a very broad definition of a ‘worker’, including:

• full-time, part-time, casual and seasonal workers on a wage or salary
• workers on commission
• piece workers
• working directors (in WA, it is optional to cover working directors for workers’ compensation)
• contractors and sub-contractors, depending on the circumstances of their working arrangement.

For more information, check out our ‘workers FAQ page’ at www.workcover.wa.gov.au/workers/faqs/
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14 Sep

On Friday 7 September, the ARPA Western Australia Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards were held at Crown Perth.

WorkCover WA sponsored the event which was attended by A/CEO Chris White and General Manager Regulatory Services, Stephen Psaila-Savona. Chris White presented the award for outstanding RTW achievement.

The winners of the awards were:
• Best New Starter, Brett Johnstone, PeopleSense by Altius
• Exceptional Leadership, Angela Little, PeopleSense by Altius
• Innovation (Insurer), Toni Strutt, QBE Insurance Australia
• Innovation in RTW, WorkFocus Australia
• Outstanding Consultant (New Employer), Leah Clark, WorkFocus Australia
• Outstanding Consultant (Same Employer), Penny Monks, WorkFocus Australia
• Outstanding RTW Achievement (Physical Claim) Joanna Stanes, Guardian Workplace Rehab & Olivia Chittick, WorkFocus Australia (joint winners)
• Outstanding RTW Achievement (Psychological Claim), Diana Okulicz, WorkFocus Australia
• President's Award for Outstanding Achievement, Jan Johnston, Worklink.

Congratulations to all the winners.
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12 Sep

Employers: Did you know that if you employ or contract a family member, you must cover them for workers’ compensation in WA, even if they live in the family home? ... See MoreSee Less

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10 Sep

Save the date! We are excited to announce WorkCover WA’s highly anticipated 2019 conference dates – 8 and 9 May 2019! Visit our Conference website for all the details – facingforward.workcover.wa.gov.au.

The Conference theme ‘Facing Forward’ extends an injury management focus to broader themes relevant to workers’ compensation. The inevitable change of tomorrow will be explored and speakers will inspire you to adopt the necessary skills to embrace change.

Don’t miss out – register your interest today and receive all the details as they unfold, including early bird registration dates.

We would love to hear from you, contact us to provide suggestions for any topics and/or speakers.
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