An approved workplace rehabilitation provider (WRP) can assist the employer and injured worker if there are problems with the return to work process. WRPs are commonly health professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists or psychologists who have expertise in addressing the physical, psychological and/or workplace barriers that may prevent an injured worker returning to work.
WRPs are approved by WorkCover WA and have the appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to provide relevant services based on the assessed need of the worker and the workplace.
List of approved workplace rehabilitation providersWorkplace rehabilitation provider notices
- view current Workplace Rehabilitation Notices
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Western Australia, approved workplace rehabilitation providers are expected to deliver high quality services to support injured workers in a successful return to work and are required to operate according to the Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards (Principles and Standards) (PDF – 2.21kb).
WorkCover WA is a signatory to the Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities’ Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers (Principles). Any organisation seeking to become a workplace rehabilitation provider will need to demonstrate they conform to the requirements of the Principles.
Note: “Workplace Rehabilitation” means “Vocational Rehabilitation” as stated in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.Conversation Series: WRP Principles and Standards of Practice
The WorkCover WA Online platform has replaced Rehab Online for the recording of workplace rehabilitation referrals and their outcomes.
Whenever a worker is referred to workplace rehabilitation the responsible Insurer or Self-Insurer will record the referral in WorkCover WA Online. It is the responsibility of the Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (WRP) to enter the outcome information into WorkCover WA Online.
The documents will assist WRPs in their use of WorkCover WA Online.
Register of approved workplace rehabilitation providers (WorkCover WA Online)
A register of all WorkCover WA approved workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs).
Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com.Applications to become an approved workplace rehabilitation provider
- Guidelines to be approved as a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (PDF – 294KB)
- Application for Approval as a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider Form (PDF – 318KB)
- Staff Details (PDF – 183KB)
- Renewal application for approval as a workplace rehabilitation provider (PDF – 273KB)
- Staff Details (PDF – 183KB)
- Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice (Principles and Standards) (PDF – 2.21MB)
The Principles and Standards were developed to outline WorkCover WA’s baseline expectations of WRPs operating in the scheme.
- Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers (Principles) (External link)
WorkCover WA is a signatory to the Principles developed by the Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities, and any organisation seeking to become an approved WRP will need to demonstrate that they conform to the Principles.
Note: “Workplace Rehabilitation” means “Vocational Rehabilitation” as stated in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.
- WorkCover WA Online User Guide – Workplace Rehabilitation Providers (PDF – 437kb)
A user guide for WRPs learning to use WorkCover WA Online.
- Information Sheet – WRP Transition from Rehab Online to WorkCover WA Online (PDF – 427kb)
Information on the transition from Rehab Online to WorkCover WA Online.
- Information Sheet – Workplace Rehabilitation – Worker’s Status at Referral and Closure (PDF – 353kb)
Information on declaring a worker’s status at referral and closure of their workplace rehabilitation.
- Information Sheet – Workplace Rehabilitation – Closure Reasons (PDF – 340kb)
Information on valid reasons for closing a workers’ workplace rehabilitation program.
- Form 310: Workplace Rehabilitation Referral (Word – 35kb)
Form used when referring an injured worker to a WRP.
- Form 311: Service Delivery Plan (Word – 40kb)
Form used when developing a service delivery plan.
- Form 312: Workplace Rehabilitation Referral Closure (Word – 40kb)
Form used when closing a worker’s workplace rehabilitation program.
- Consent Form (Word – 38kb)
A form that assists WRPs in advising workers of their rights, responsibilities and conflicts of interest.
- Referral Checklist (Word – 39kb)
A checklist of items that need to be completed upon a worker’s referral to your organisation.
- Initial Assessment Report (Word – 37kb)
The report completed at commencement of a worker’s rehabilitation to assess their current health.
- Progress Report (Word – 33kb)
The report that’s completed throughout a worker’s rehabilitation to track their progress.
- Closure Report (Word – 33kb)
The report that’s completed upon closure of a worker’s workplace rehabilitation.