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01 Aug

Procedure – Release of information about an employer’s insurer status

WorkCover WA has finalised changes to the way we process requests for information about the workers’ compensation insurer status of an employer. Often requests are vague, or a response is required o... Read More »

24 Jul

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia. The next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar will be held on Tuesday 28 Au... Read More »

03 Jul

New Educational Videos

Following the launch of WorkCover WA’s educational videos at the Return to Work Conference, WorkCover WA has released an additional two videos to provide information and assistance for injured worke... Read More »


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 »
August 20 - August 22 View Event »


Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

The Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar is an event hosted by WorkCover WA based on stakeholder demand. It provides an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and statistics...Read More »
August 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am View Event »


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 »
September 12 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am View Event »

15 Aug

We're excited to announce the 2018 Personal Injury & Disability Management National Conference! Our premier industry conference will focus on the theme: 'The future is now', featuring keynotes from cancer survivor, inspirational speaker and international best-selling author Michael Crossland and global strategist and influencer Holly Ransom. Register now for an early bird discount! ... See MoreSee Less

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13 Aug

WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Busselton, Margaret River and Dunsborough from 27 to 30 August 2018 to conduct inspections and provide education regarding workers’ compensation.

It is important to remember:
• employers in WA must have workers’ compensation insurance
• workers’ compensation insurance does not automatically renew each year
• public liability insurance is not the same as workers’ compensation insurance
• family members paid to work in a business must be insured
• contractors and sub-contractors can be ‘workers’ and may require cover
• ‘business packages’ from insurers and brokers often exclude workers’ compensation liability, so it’s important to check you have the correct cover.

Our officers will be available to answer any questions regarding the above. To book a meeting or presentation at your business, please phone 9388 5502.
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6 Aug

Want to know more about finalising a claim and the settlement process? View our Options to finalise my claim: a video for injured workers video. It details the process and factors to consider. ... See MoreSee Less

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30 Jul

There are three Certificates issued throughout a workers’ compensation claim by the worker’s treating doctor.
The First Certificate of Capacity is issued when the worker first presents with their injury.

The Progress Certificate is issued when the worker’s capacity for work changes throughout the claim, or on each visit to the doctor. Multiple Progress Certificates may be issued throughout a claim.

The Final Certificate is issued when the doctor can determine the injured worker’s capacity will not change and no longer requires treatment. They may be fully fit to return to work, or they may be permanently partially fit. This Certificate indicates what the worker’s final capacity is to return to work, if at all.

For more information about the Certificates of Capacity and explanatory notes, visit WorkCover WA’s gpsupport website.
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27 Jul


The next Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar will be held on Tuesday 28 August 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am at WorkCover WA in Shenton Park.

These seminars are held quarterly to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia, and topics include:
• How the scheme operates
• Legislation and premium rates
• Claims processes and statistics
• Key obligations of employers
• Dispute resolution
• Injury management and return to work
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