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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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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 13.00
- Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15.00
Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St Melbourne 3000
An overview of how to manage and respond to drug alcohol and fatigue issues in the workplace.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 9.30
- Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11.30
Level 12, 2 Market Street Sydney 2000
This course examines the issues, methodologies, strategies and best practice solutions related to an ageing workforce.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10.00
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16.00
Sydney Showground Olympic Park, 1 Showground Road, Sydney
Attracting over 4,000 health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors across Australia, Safety in Action Sydney is the largest show of its kind and a must attend for anyone whose job involves the safety of themselves or those around them.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 9.30
- Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11.30
Allianz, Level 12, 2 Market Street Sydney 2000
This course examines the issues, methodologies, strategies and best practice solutions related to an ageing workforce.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 9.30
- Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12.00
Allianz, Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St Melbourne 3000
This course examines the issues, methodologies, strategies and best practice solutions related to an ageing workforce.
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.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13.00
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15.30
Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
This course will help you understand the relationship between human resource issues and workers compensation claims, and how to manage these issues when they arise at the same time.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 9.30
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12.00
Level 12, 2 Market Street Sydney 2000
An overview of ergonomics in the office environment.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13.00
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15.30
Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St Melbourne 3000
This course will help you understand the relationship between human resource issues and workers compensation claims, and how to manage these issues when they arise at the same time.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 9.00
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17.00
Sydney
This program is ideal for current or potential supervisors, managers and HR practitioners looking to gain a better understanding around managing mental ill-health in the Workplace.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 7.30
- Thu, 08 Sep 2016 9.00
Online
One of the most important behaviours for well-being is movement - that means moving more and sitting less. In this webinar, Professor Stuart Biddle will address both moving and sitting.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016
Mackay
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 8:30 am
- Sun, 13 Aug 2017 4:30 pm
Sydney
New and unique workshops on wellbeing and resilience packed with the latest evidence-based methods for effective behavioural change. Using real life case studies and a range of simple but powerful tools these two days will empower you to change your l
Mon, 12 Sep 2016
- Tue, 13 Sep 2016
Sydney
New and unique workshops on wellbeing and resilience packed with the latest evidence-based methods for effective behavioural change.
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.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 9.00
- Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12.00
Ground Floor, 25 Franklin Street, Adelaide 5000
This session provides information on more in depth components of the Return to Work Act.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 9.30
- Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12.30
Mt. Gambier
This course covers advanced technical concepts under the RTW legislation and provides an in-depth knowledge of injury and claims management practices.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 9.30
- Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11.30
Level 12, 2 Market Street Sydney 2000
This course explains how to effectively manage the WHS of labour hire personnel, independent contractors and sub-contractors.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10.00
- Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13.00
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street Adelaide 5000
Suitable for safety and injury management leaders; as well as members of WHS and injury management governance committees; within self-insured and large registered employers.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
Brisbane
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 9.00
- Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16.30
Allianz, Level 12, 2 Market St, Sydney 2000
This workshop focuses on strategic RTW coordination and managing complex claims.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17.15
- Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19.15
Sparke Helmore, 25/240 Queen St, Brisbane
Provides practical information and insights on current and topical safety, health and rehabilitation issues to assist employers, managers and supervisors in complying with their legislative requirements.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13.00
- Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17.00
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, 21 Sep 2016 9.00
- Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17.00
Adelaide
This program is ideal for current or potential supervisors, managers and HR practitioners looking to gain a better understanding around managing mental ill-health in the Workplace.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Rockhampton
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 9.30
- Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12.00
Level 12, 2 Market Street Sydney 2000
Facilitated by a member of the NSW psychological claims management team, this course will explain the complexities and processes associated with psychological claims injury management.
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
Thu, 06 Oct 2016
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016
Various Locations
The forums will provide attendees with practical tips and advice on work health and safety leadership, culture and return on investment, and feature Queensland Safety Ambassador, Shane Webcke, culture, health and wellbeing keynote speaker, Paul Spinks and
Thu, 06 Oct 2016
Toowoomba
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016
Rydges, Exhibition Street, Melbourne
This program offers human resources practitioners and professionals the opportunity to benchmark their organisation's current approach to employee support around workplace wellbeing.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016
Rydges, Exhibition Street, Melbourne
This program offers human resources practitioners and professionals the opportunity to benchmark their organisation's current approach to employee support around workplace wellbeing.
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, 12 Oct 2016 9.30
- Wed, 12 Oct 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, 13 Oct 2016 9.00
- Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16.30
VECCI Collins St, Level 2, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Designed to give Return to work coordinators with an in-depth understanding of employer obligations about occupational rehabilitation and return to work of injured workers.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17.30
- Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18.30
Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove 5158
Learn how to create an effective and high performing workplace.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Rydges, World Square, Sydney
This program offers human resources practitioners and professionals the opportunity to benchmark their organisation's current approach to employee support around workplace wellbeing.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10.00
- Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13.00
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
This session will help you understand how to connect WHS considerations, procurement and contract management together, to minimise the risk of introducing uncontrolled hazards into your workplace.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Adelaide
New and unique workshops on wellbeing and resilience packed with the latest evidence-based methods for effective behavioural change.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
- Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichhardt St, Brisbane 4000
In its tenth year, Workplace Health Association of Australia's National Conference is the biggest and most informative workplace health event on the calendar.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 8.30
- Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17.00
Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
Focusing on emerging HR trends the 2016 AHRI state conference will provide insights, practical takeaways and inspiration for your organisation’s people management strategy.
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.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016
Saxons Training Facilities Sydney, Level 10, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney 2000
Gain National mediation accreditation and attain valuable skills and framework to manage conflict in the workplace and mediate return to work agreements and other workplace issues.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10.00
- Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13.00
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
This session will cover the fundamentals of incident investigation methods, as well as exploring system and human factors that are often overlooked, even in complex investigations.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 8.30
- Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17.00
Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra
Focusing on emerging HR trends the 2016 AHRI state conference will provide insights, practical takeaways and inspiration for your organisation’s people management strategy.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016
- Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane 4000
The HR Summit is returning to Brisbane in 2016 as it celebrates 14 years as the leading people management event in Australia.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Intended for Australia’s senior HR leaders to gather for a strategic one day event in order to exchange knowledge and interact as one over a range of important issues facing the industry.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 8.00
- Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17.00
Royal ICC, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006
The Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference will focus on safety and return to work leadership and culture, and return on investment - featuring a range of experts and industry leaders shaping the new work safety and rehabilitation era.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane
This program offers human resources practitioners and professionals the opportunity to benchmark their organisation's current approach to employee support around workplace wellbeing.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 8.30
- Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17.00
RACV Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
Focusing on emerging HR trends the 2016 AHRI state conference will provide insights, practical takeaways and inspiration for your organisation’s people management strategy.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016
Perth
New and unique workshops on wellbeing and resilience packed with the latest evidence-based methods for effective behavioural change.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10.00
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13.00
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
This session will help you understand your obligations under the WHS Act and improve the information that you obtain in relation to the effectiveness of the strategies to eliminate or minimise the risk of injury in the workplace.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 9.00
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17.00
IAG Building, 388 George Street (Cnr of King Street), Sydney
This one-day WorkCover accredited training is to build on your current knowledge as RTW Coordinator and learn how to become strategically involved in managing more complex WorkCover issues.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 9.30
- Wed, 26 Oct 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.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 9.00
- Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16.00
Wollongong
This one-day course provides a follow-up to the Introduction to RTW 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.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 9.00
- Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17.00
Melbourne
This program is ideal for current or potential supervisors, managers and HR practitioners looking to gain a better understanding around managing mental ill-health in the Workplace.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12.00
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23.00
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron St, Launceston 7250
The two-day conference explores the importance of intelligent, innovative leadership for creating workplaces that promote safe, productive and meaningful work.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016
Brisbane
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 9.30
- Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12.30
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street Adelaide 5000
Learn how to contribute to preventing factors that may lead to a delayed recovery and return to work and develop strategies for coordinating successful return to work.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 9.30
- Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12.30
Employers Mutual, Level 15, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000
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.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016
- Wed, 09 Nov 2016
Crowne Plaza, 2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Healthy safe and productive by design.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016
- Tue, 15 Nov 2016
Saxons Training Facilities Sydney, Level 10, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney 2000
Gain National mediation accreditation and attain valuable skills and framework to manage conflict in the workplace and mediate return to work agreements and other workplace issues.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016
Gladstone
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016
- Tue, 15 Nov 2016
Melbourne
New and unique workshops on wellbeing and resilience packed with the latest evidence-based methods for effective behavioural change.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 9.00
- Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17.00
CGU Centre, 181 William Street, Melbourne CBD
Build on your current knowledge as a RTW Coordinator and learn how to become strategically involved in managing your WorkCover issues.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 9.30
- Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12.30
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
Psychiatric injuries can be complex and have significant impacts on both workers and business if not managed carefully.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 9.00
- Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17.00
The course examines how to identify and address bullying, harassment and looks at prevention tools to ensure the organisation maintains appropriate workplace behaviours that align with your company culture.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016
- Thu, 17 Nov 2016
Sheraton Melbourne, 27 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000
Challenging conventional safety wisdom with thought leadership to enable a paradigm shift in traditional safety practices.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016
- Fri, 18 Nov 2016
Melbourne
Gain invaluable insight from hearing different industry perspectives through invaluable case studies for effective fatigue risk management planning to improve your safety and operational procedures.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
Brisbane
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 9.00
- Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17.00
Sydney
This program is ideal for current or potential supervisors, managers and HR practitioners looking to gain a better understanding around managing mental ill-health in the Workplace.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 9.00
- Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16.30
Far North
This training is designed to give participants an understanding of the functions, roles and responsibilities of a return to work coordinator.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016
- Thu, 01 Dec 2016
Mercure Brisbane, 85-87 N Quay, Brisbane 4000
This year’s conference focuses on industry working together with employment agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016
- Wed, 07 Dec 2016
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa
The 34th Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland from 3rd to 7th December 2016.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016
Brisbane
This course will help you understand the obligations as an employer, will help you recognise the barriers to good rehabilitation and help you identify the tools needed to deal with the challenges.
Wed, 03 May 2017
- Thu, 04 May 2017
Pan Pacific Perth, Adelaide Terrace, 207, Perth 6000
The WorkCover WA Return to Work Conference 2017 will be held on 3 and 4 May at Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth.

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