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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, 01 Aug 2016
- Tue, 02 Aug 2016
Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
The 5th Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum (ACHRF) is hosted by ISCRR and ACC, NZ and will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre 1-2 August.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 9 am
- Tue, 09 Aug 2016 5pm
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, 03 Aug 2016 9.30
- Wed, 03 Aug 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.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000
This half day session is a great opportunity to access the latest information and connect with those who share the passion for workplace health.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016
- Tue, 09 Aug 2016
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Level 8 123 Collins St, Melbourne 3000
“Health Benefits of Good Work – Your Best Investment” is the theme of this year's Conference and attendees will take away a compelling argument as to why this is so.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 9.00
- Wed, 10 Aug 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.
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, 10 Aug 2016 9.00
- Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12.00
safesearch, 312 Saint Kilda Road 6, Melbourne 3004
This half day MasterCLASS explores a number of common mental illnesses impacting the workplace.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 9.00
- Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12.00
safesearch, Level 22, Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney 2000
This half day MasterCLASS explores a number of common mental illnesses impacting the workplace.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016
Townsville
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, 15 Aug 2016
Gold Coast
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, 17 Aug 2016
Emerald
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, 17 Aug 2016 10.00
- Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13.00
ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William Street Adelaide 5000
Suitable for safety and injury management leaders; managers, supervisors; health and safety representatives; as well as members of WHS and injury management governance committees.
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.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15.00
- Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17.00
The Capital, 50 View St, Bendigo 3550
Explores FFDs and their core elements, provides advice regarding DOs and DON'Ts, and covers situations where an employee does not wish to disclose their medical condition to the their employer - all linked to real-life experience and practice.
Fri, 19 Aug 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, 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.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 9.00
- Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16.30
Allianz Australia Insurance, Level 5, 360 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
This workshop focuses on strategic RTW coordination and managing complex claims.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09.30
- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12.30
Renmark
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, 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.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 9.00
- Thu, 25 Aug 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.
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.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016
- Tue, 30 Aug 2016
Education Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane
Features the latest research and practical case studies, together with interactive workshop sessions.
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, 30 Aug 2016 9:00am
- Wed, 31 Aug 2016 5:00pm
Novotel Darling Harbour Sydney
This conference examines current ageing workforce trends and provides organisations with innovative tools to optimise their workforce. This event focuses on strategies to support and engage older workers for strategic advantage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 9.00
- Sun, 27 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.
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.

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