Various forms are required by health providers when performing their role within the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme in Western Australia.

Click on the applicable heading to access the forms and links to supporting publications.

General practitioners
General practitioners perform an integral function in progressing the medical forms for workers’ compensation claims.

General practitioners and medical practitioners are encouraged to use WorkCover WA’s gpsupport website to access a number of supporting resources.

Certificates of Capacity

On 1 July 2014, new Certificates of Capacity replaced the workers’ compensation medical certificates.

First Certificate of Capacity
Progress Certificate of Capacity
Final Certificate of Capacity

Allied health providers
Allied health providers are encouraged to access the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services on the Clinical Framework page.
Approved medical specialists

Register of approved medical specialists

The list of approved medical specialists can be accessed via the Register of approved medical specialists.

Impairment assessment forms

There are 10 administrative forms used in the impairment assessment process.

Form AMS 1 is to be used by workers, employers or employers’ insurers – the remaining forms are to be completed only by an approved medical specialist.

To access the forms, see the Impairment assessment forms page.

Publications

Publications and resources on the role of approved medical specialists and the evaluation of permanent impairment are available on the Approved medical specialists page.

Workplace rehabilitation providers

List of approved workplace rehabilitation providers

See the Register of approved workplace rehabilitation providers.

Becoming an approved workplace rehabilitation provider
To become a WorkCover WA approved workplace rehabilitation provider please refer to the guidelines and download the forms.

Completed applications should be emailed to records@workcover.wa.gov.au.

Renewal applications

Completed applications should be emailed to records@workcover.wa.gov.au.

Principles and Standards of Practice

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
A video conversation series exploring the Priority Areas and promoting key messages of the Principles and Standards with workplace rehabilitation providers.

Conversation Series: Introduction

Conversation Series: Priorities 1-3

WorkCover WA Online

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 following documents will assist WRPs in their use of WorkCover WA Online:

User Guide

Information Sheets

If you have any queries relating to WorkCover WA Online, please refer to WorkCover WA Online FAQs or contact us.

Forms and templates
Hearing testers Health provider resources

Fact sheet: Case conferences

Fact sheet – Case Conferences (PDF – 507kb)

This fact sheet outlines how a case conference can assist all parties involved in a claim to help an injured worker return to work.