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As a service for our members, we search the web regularly to maintain this extensive list of return to work related conferences, workshops and training sessions offered Australia-wide.

All events listed here are conducted by external training providers. Members should contact the providers directly to book their place. 

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Mon, 09 May 2016 12.45
- Mon, 09 May 2016 16.30
Comcare (Ernst & Young Building), 4th Floor, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra 2601
This forum provides an opportunity to listen to speakers working in fields related to the medical, rehabilitation and workers compensation industry and network with other rehabilitation case managers.
Mon, 09 May 2016 18.15
- Mon, 09 May 2016 20.00
Comcare (Ernst & Young Building), Level 4, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra 2601
Provides participants with an evidence assisted approach to understanding and management of patients with chronic pain, especially in the workers compensation setting.
Tue, 10 May 2016 8.30
- Wed, 11 May 2016 16.00
Rydges Swanston Street, 701 Swanston Street, Melbourne
An important forum for Australian employers to explore current insights and strategies to support mental health within their organisations.
Tue, 10 May 2016 09.30
- Tue, 10 May 2016 12.30
Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St Melbourne 3000
Recommended for managers, supervisors and health and safety representatives, this course will examine the common causes of musculoskeletal injuries, including manual tasks and, slips, trips and falls.
Tue, 10 May 2016 9:00
- Tue, 10 May 2016 16.30
Wodonga Tafe, 158 Lawrence Street, Wodonga 3690
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Tue, 10 May 2016 9.00
- Wed, 11 May 2016 16.30
Canberra
This course provides new case managers with information to support them perform their role within the Commonwealth Jurisdiction, including Comcare's injury management and return to work models as well as return to work procedures and practices.
Tue, 10 May 2016 9.00
- Tue, 10 May 2016 16.30
Australian Industry Group - Brisbane, 202 Boundary Street, Spring Hill 4004
Do you need to understand and meet the legal obligations associated with worker's compensation? Are you responsible for managing the legislative requirements across Australia?
Wed, 11 May 2016 9.30
- Wed, 11 May 2016 13.30
Xchanging, Level 10, 390 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
An opportunity for RTW coordinators, OHS representatives, and Workers Compensation and Risk Managers to hear from industry professionals on topics of interest.
Thu, 12 May 2016 9.00
- Fri, 13 May 2016 16.00
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Master your skills in managing people with complex and chronic pain conditions in this 2 day workshop.
Thu, 12 May 2016 18.00
- Thu, 12 May 2016 20.30
BioSA Business Incubator, 40-46 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton
Interactive workshop aimed at improving skills and knowledge relating to management of common musculoskeletal injuries, including practical guidance and helpful tips on examination and assessment of your patient.
Thu, 12 May 2016 9:00
- Thu, 12 May 2016 16.30
Mercure Geelong, Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Streets, Geelong 3220
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Mon, 16 May 2016
- Tue, 17 May 2016
The Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide
Mon, 16 May 2016 9:00
- Mon, 16 May 2016 16.50
Bridges on Argyle, 84-90 Argyle Street, Traralgon 3844
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Tue, 17 May 2016 10.00
- Tue, 17 May 2016 13.00
Adelaide
Suitable for safety and injury management leaders, managers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, return to work coordinators; as well as members of WHS and injury management governance committees.
Wed, 18 May 2016 9.00
- Wed, 18 May 2016 16.00
Active OHS, Level 1, 86 Bathurst Street, Liverpool 2170
This course meets the WorkCover Guidelines for Employers' Return-to-Work Programs.
Wed, 18 May 2016 9.30
- Wed, 18 May 2016 12.30
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
Suitable for managers, supervisors and return to work coordinators, this session will introduce the requirements for preparing a recovery/return to work plan.
Thu, 19 May 2016 9.30
- Thu, 19 May 2016 12.30
Allianz, Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of resilience on an individual, team and organisational level.
Thu, 19 May 2016
Port Augusta
This course covers advanced technical concepts under the RTW legislation and provides an in-depth knowledge of injury and claims management practices.
Thu, 19 May 2016 09.30
- Thu, 19 May 2016 12.30
Port Augusta
This course covers advanced technical concepts under the Return to Work legislation and provides an in-depth working knowledge of injury and claims management practices.
Thu, 19 May 2016 9.00am
- Thu, 19 May 2016 4.30pm
Melbourne
This course provides participants with an overview of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). In particular, the course deals with the relevant legislative provisions and accompanying case law.
Thu, 19 May 2016 9.00
- Thu, 19 May 2016 16.00
Adelaide
This session provides an overview for Human Resource Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and other persons responsible for managing workers’ compensation claims.
Fri, 20 May 2016 09.00
- Fri, 20 May 2016 12.30
Melbourne CBD
This half day workshop is designed to give workers compensation professionals practical skills that they can apply in the workplace to minimise the negative impacts of return to work conflict on injured workers and their employers.
Mon, 23 May 2016 08.00
- Tue, 24 May 2016 16.00
Brisbane
This course is aimed at people who work, or wish to work, as a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator at a workplace.
Tue, 24 May 2016 12.00
- Tue, 24 May 2016 13.00
Online
Suitable for case managers, claims managers and claims administrators.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09.00
- Tue, 24 May 2016 12.30
Sydney
This half day workshop is designed to give workers compensation professionals practical skills that they can apply in the workplace to minimise the negative impacts of return to work conflict on injured workers and their employers.
Tue, 24 May 2016 13.30
- Tue, 24 May 2016 17.00
Sydney
This half day workshop is designed to give workers compensation professionals practical skills that they can apply in the workplace to minimise the negative impacts of return to work conflict on injured workers and their employers.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09.00
- Tue, 24 May 2016 16.30
Adelaide
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to actively undertake the role of a WRP consultant, in accordance with the requirements of the SRC Act.
Tue, 24 May 2016 9.00
- Tue, 24 May 2016 16.30
Adelaide
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to actively undertake the role of a WRP consultant, in accordance with the requirements of the SRC Act.
Wed, 25 May 2016
- Thu, 26 May 2016
SKYCITY Convention Centre, Federal Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Bringing challenges and opportunities for all those responsible for worker health and safety.
Wed, 25 May 2016 9.00am
- Wed, 25 May 2016 4.30pm
Adelaide
This course provides participants with an overview of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). In particular, the course deals with the relevant legislative provisions and accompanying case law.
Thu, 26 May 2016
Carson Conference Centre, ANMF House , 540 Elizabeth Street , Melbourne
The Prevention of Workplace Bullying Conference will feature expert speakers who will explain what bullying is, provide strategies to prevent bullying and deal with bullying issues and outline relevant laws.
Thu, 26 May 2016 9.00
- Thu, 26 May 2016 11.30
Perth
A must-attend for any employer or RTW Co-ordinator looking to lower their premium and maximise outcomes.
Thu, 26 May 2016 9.00
- Thu, 26 May 2016 16.30
Adelaide
The purpose of the course is to increase participants' legislative knowledge of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act), including the duty holders and their obligations.
Fri, 27 May 2016
- Sun, 29 May 2016
Wrest Point, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay
The largest conference in Australia for Massage, Remedial and Myotherapists.
Tue, 31 May 2016 10.00
- Tue, 31 May 2016 13.00
Adelaide
Suitable for safety and injury management leaders within self-insurance or large registered employers looking to integrate injury management practices into existing management systems.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016
- Thu, 02 Jun 2016
Royce Hotel, 379 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
A comprehensive program to provide in-depth strategies and insights on psychological injury claims, effective return to work and better mental health and wellness in the workplace.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10.00
- Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16.00
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Network with industry peers and stay up to date with the latest legislation, regulations and industry developments.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
mployers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
This course is valuable to anyone new to Return To Work SA practices, or may be completed as an informative refresher.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
North Lake
This course aims to expand on the Workers Compensation and Injury Management law covered in the Injury Management Coordinator Course and provide skills to aid early identification and control of injured worker behavioural issues and concerns.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 9.00
- Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16.30
Sydney
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to actively undertake the role of a WRP consultant, in accordance with the requirements of the SRC Act.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09.00
- Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16.00
Wollongong
A follow-up to the Introduction to Return To Work Coordination course for Return To Work Coordinators with a minimum of 6 months experience, to focus on the issues which impact on the successful return to work of injured workers.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 9.00am
- Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
This program gives you a basic understanding of the WorkCover scheme, including how to manage claims and implement strategies by working with an Authorised WorkCover Agent.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 9.00am
- Wed, 08 Jun 2016 4.30pm
Brisbane
This course provides participants with an overview of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). In particular, the course deals with the relevant legislative provisions and accompanying case law.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 9.30
- Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12.30
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
Discussion on how the workplace can support and take care of its employees' mental health.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 9.00
- Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16.30
Brisbane
The purpose of the course is to increase participants' legislative knowledge of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act), including the duty holders and their obligations.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 9.30
- Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12.30
This session will help you understand the difference between communication and consultation.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016
- Sat, 11 Jun 2016
Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
An ideal forum for occupational therapists to discuss new practice ideas, review current research and engage in stimulating presentations on key occupational therapy concept-participation.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016
Melbourne
This workshop will focus on developing specialist skills and knowledge required to provide expertise and advice for more complex, serious or long term personal injury claims.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13.00
- Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16.00
Adelaide
This session provides an overview of how to best communicate with doctors and specialists for Human Resource Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and other persons responsible for managing workers’ compensation claims.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 9.00am
- Tue, 21 Jun 2016 4.30pm
Canberra
This course provides participants with an overview of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12.00
- Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13.00
Online
This course provides a practical outline of best practice approaches to de-escalating confrontational behaviours.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 9.30
- Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13.30
Employers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
This session will help leaders learn and apply new skills that will centre on effective WHS engagement and involvement.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 9.00
- Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16.30
Canberra
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to actively undertake the role of a WRP consultant, in accordance with the requirements of the SRC Act.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016
- Thu, 30 Jun 2016
The Grace Hotel Sydney, 77 York Street, Sydney 2000
Embedding effective early intervention strategies to mitigate risks.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 9.00
- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16.30
Melbourne
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to actively undertake the role of a WRP consultant, in accordance with the requirements of the SRC Act.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 9:00
- Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 ,
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 9:00
- Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016
- Fri, 15 Jul 2016
Twin Waters Resort, Ocean Dr, Twin Waters
The conference provides the perfect opportunity to network with your peer group while experiencing contemporary and best-practice OHS solutions showcased by fellow safety professionals.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 9:00
- Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16.30
Victorian Chamber Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street Melbourne 3000
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12.00
- Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13.00
Online
Presented by Sue Kapourelakos from Pendulum Shift, this webinar is suitable for Case Managers, Claims Managers and Claims Administrators.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016
- Thu, 11 Aug 2016
Crown Promenade Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Australasia’s premier conference for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners, and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016
- Fri, 12 Aug 2016
Sea World Resort Conference Centre, SeaworldDr, Main Beach
This conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016
Employers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
Find out the critical steps necessary in developing a successful health and wellbeing program and how this can create positive outcomes for your organisation.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 9:00
- Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16.30
Bridges on Argyle, 84-90 Argyle Street, Traralgon 3844
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12.00
- Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13.00
Online
Exploring pain as an output of the brain provides the basis for a better understanding of why we hurt and what we can do about it.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 9:00
- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16.30
VECCI (Narre Warren), Casey Corporate Centre, 58-60 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren 3805
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 9:00
- Fri, 26 Aug 2016
VECCI (Narre Warren), Casey Corporate Centre, 58-60 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren 3805
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 9.00am
- Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street Melbourne 3000
This anti-bullying training program focuses on the responsibility of managers and supervisors in preventing and effectively managing incidents of bullying within the workplace.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016
- Wed, 07 Sep 2016
Sydney Showground, Showground Rd, Sydney
The annual SIA National Safety Convention brings together the health and safety profession to talk about new ideas and leadership in the field.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016
- Wed, 07 Sep 2016
Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney
The Safety Institute of Australia proudly presents the SIA National Safety Convention 2016
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 9:00
- Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16.30
Quest Shepparton, 177-183 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016
- Wed, 07 Sep 2016
Employers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
This two day nationally accredited course provides practical information about key mental illnesses and first aid processes for crisis and non-crisis interventions.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016
Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney 2127
the SIA National Safety Convention 2015 will bring thought leadership to the fore and encourage national and global involvement and networking across the two days.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
- Fri, 16 Sep 2016
Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Themed “United for the Future” the 2016 APS Congress culminates as a show of unity and strength of the profession celebrating growth of all the constituent sectors of psychology within Australia over the last 50 years.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18.45
- Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19.45
National Convention Centre, Canberra 2601
Nominations are invited for the 2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
- Wed, 14 Sep 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra
The 2016 Comcare National Conference will be held at the National Convention Centre, Canberra from 13-14 September.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 8.30 am
- Wed, 28 Sep 2016 4.30 pm
Auckland
For HR, OHS and Claims & Business Managers - a further 5% off the discounted early bird price for RTW Matters members
Wed, 12 Oct 2016
- Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Sheraton Darling Harbour, 161 Sussex St, Sydney 2000
Held every two years this hallmark event features an impressive line-up of local and international keynote speakers and industry experts.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016
mployers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
This course is valuable to anyone new to Return To Work SA practices, or may be completed as an informative refresher.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 9:00
- Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
This program gives you a basic understanding of the WorkCover scheme, including how to manage claims and implement strategies by working with an Authorised WorkCover Agent.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016
- Wed, 09 Nov 2016
Crowne Plaza, 2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Healthy safe and productive by design.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 9:00
- Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16.30
Mercure Geelong, Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Streets, Geelong 3220
This interactive program will familiarise you with your legal obligations as an employer, while also allowing you to share your knowledge and gain from the experiences of others.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 9:00
- Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16.00
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 9:00
- Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
This course covers the importance of establishing and implementing return to work plans that give the best chance of measuring a worker's compliance, and the consequences should a worker fail to meet their obligations under the Act.

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