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Workplace rehabilitation is a process for assisting injured employees during their recovery to achieve an early, safe and sustained return to meaningful and productive work.

The process and accountabilities for all employees, workplace managers/Principals and other key stakeholders are detailed in the Department of Education, Training and Employment Workplace Rehabilitation Procedure External Link.

The Department's rehabilitation case management forms External Link can be found at the bottom of the Workplace Rehabilitation Procedure.

The Department has a legislative obligation to provide rehabilitation to employees with an accepted WorkCover claim. Additionally, rehabilitation programs may also be provided to assist employees with non work-related injuries return to work.

Most schools and departmental workplaces have trained, accredited Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators who are responsible for facilitating and coordinating appropriate rehabilitation services for ill and injured employees at that workplace.

In addition, every Education Queensland Region and all TAFE Institutes have qualified and professional injury management staff, who also provide consultancy, advice and coaching on rehabilitation case management.

Useful links:

Regional and TAFE Institute Injury Management staff contact details

Rehabilitation Case Management Forms

Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 Adobe PDF document External Link

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2003 Adobe PDF document External Link

WorkCover Queensland External Link

QSuper External Link

Sick Leave Directive Adobe PDF document External Link

Leave entitlements for Employees Procedure External Link

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This page was last reviewed on 20 Feb 2017

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