CAS Service Update – COVID19 Bulletin
Arbitration Documents can be Lodged Online from 20 April 2020
From 20 April 2020 Arbitration documents can be lodged via the Conciliation and Arbitration Services module (Online Module) of the WorkCover WA Online platform. In addition to existing functionality, the Online Module facilitates lodgement of Arbitration documents as well as providing for ongoing administrative oversight of a dispute before the Arbitration Service.
The new functionality means that there is no need for CAS users to file documents in hard copy, either in person or by post, and supports working from home arrangements which WorkCover WA and many of our stakeholders have implemented.
The Registrar, Arbitration has issued Practice Note 5: Arbitration Online – Acceptable form of lodgement for Arbitration, which clarifies the practices adopted by the Arbitration Service in regards to documents lodged via the Online Module. Practice Note 5 can be accessed via this link.
Existing users can access the new services via their usual sign in to the WorkCover WA Online portal.
Important Information to Note
The additional functionality for online lodgement in the Arbitration Service operates concurrently with existing forms:
- Form 150 – Application for Arbitration;
- Form 150A – Application for Arbitration – Workplace Fatality;
- Form 152 – Application to Extend Time to Lodge an Application for Arbitration and,
- Form 154 – Reply to an Application for Arbitration.
All other case management functions will be managed by completing the appropriate forms and uploading them as a document via the Online Module. A user guide setting out the new features associated with Arbitration Services is available here.
For assistance related to signing up and using the Online module contact the CAS Online Helpdesk by e-mail CASonline@workcover.wa.gov.au.