The program is suited to those people wanting to become a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator (RRTWC) or those wishing to formalise their on-the-job skills who:
- Assist their employer to discharge legislative obligations as outlined in S.226 of the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
- Raise awareness of other members of the workforce regarding workplace rehabilitation
- Communicate with injured workers and other key persons involved in the rehabilitation process
From July 1 2020, an employer is required to submit details of their appointed RRTWC to their insurer. These details must include:
- The RRTWC’s name and contact details
- A statement about how they are appropriately qualified
- Details of each workplace for which the RRTWC is appointed
More information about these changes can be found on the WHSQ website.
Note: This unit does not in any way address the process of treating the worker for their injury or illness, as this is the task of health and rehabilitation professionals.
ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. So, you may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and in some cases through recognition of prior learning.
But before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. So, if you are unsure about your capabilities please contact the ASTRA team for further assistance and to determine the support services in place to assist your training experience.