School operations

Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management in Schools

3. Workers’ compensation and return to work

The workers’ compensation module within eduSafe Plus is going live in early 2023. This will enable schools to complete all related processes online saving time and paperwork.

For many people, being at work isn't just a job; it's also about being part of a team or achieving a sense of satisfaction through the work that they do. Being away from work due to injury or a work-related illness can be disruptive and even distressing.

The department is committed to safely helping injured employees get back to work. There is a mutual obligation between an employee and their manager to discuss business continuity and return to work planning immediately after an injury. This can provide peace of mind that a plan is in place.

All information regarding the workers’ compensation process and supporting injured workers to return to work can be found on the Workers’ Compensation Policy.

You can also talk to your return to work coordinator for support. These coordinators can be accessed through the Workers' Compensation Advisory Line on 03 9637 2441.

For more information, refer to: Return to Work Coordinator PortalExternal Link (staff login required).

Includes information on the workers’ compensation module within eduSafe Plus and return to work coordinators

Reviewed 20 January 2023

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