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This webinar provides an overview of occupational rehabilitation practice in Australia, relevant legislation, return to work service models, return to work process and current evidence.

  • Compensatory and non-compensatory occupational rehabilitation
  • Legislation relevant for practice
  • Return to work process
  • Referral pathways
  • Readiness for returning to work
  • What works?
  • Challenges in the field
  • Working with multiple stakeholders


Suitable for student, new graduates, and experienced Occupational Therapists. 


  1. Participants will be able to identify legislation relevant for occupational rehabilitation and rights of workers affected by work injury or a health condition
  2. Describe compensatory and non-compensatory occupational rehabilitation services
  3. Describe return to work process, legislative requirement, role of workers, health professionals and employers
  4. Evaluating client’s readiness to return to work (Stages of change)
  5. Outline an effective graduated return to work plan
  6. Discuss: Are we doing enough in occupational rehabilitation for people with disability or a health condition

This webinar will provide participants with theoretical frameworks that underpin Occupational Therapy interventions in the field of Occupational Rehabilitation.  It will also provide examples of the application of these theories within the caseload/work of a clinician who is working in the Occupational Rehabilitation field. In addition, practical information will be provided to facilitate further learning and exploration in the area of Occupational Rehabilitation.


Dr Eli Chu
Eli Chu is a registered occupational therapist with more than twenty years of clinical experience in Hong Kong and Australia, in both public and private health settings. She is experienced providing occupational therapy and leading multidisciplinary teams rehabilitation and ambulatory care. Eli specialised in chronic pain management; rehabilitation for adults with rheumatism, neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries and complex geriatric care.  Eli is experience in developing and delivering curriculum in occupational rehabilitation.

Eli joined Australian Catholic University in 2013 and Monash University in 2017. She coordinates teaching units in professional practice and occupational therapy interventions for Occupational Therapy undergraduate program.  She is experienced in developing and implementing innovative teaching and learning experiences for students that includes use of simulation and experiential learning. Eli is experienced in mixed methods research and curriculum design in rehabilitation, health related quality of life and higher education. She received multiple teaching and learning grants as lead or co-investigators to evaluate effectiveness of various teaching methods that includes use of role-play, simulations and computer assisted scenario-based learning.

Suzanne Abrahams
Suzanne graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Latrobe University in 1992 and subsequently completed a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia in 2002.  She has worked in Australia primarily but also in Canada and the UK.  Her particular areas of interest are Pain Management and Occupational Rehabilitation.  She is currently working in Occupational Rehabilitation providing services to people with work related physical and mental health injuries.


Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 1.5

This is a recorded webinar session that was held in June 2019

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OTA Member: $67
OTA Student/ New Graduate Member: $58
Non Member: $96

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)

*Registrations close Thursday 22 July 2021, 11.55pm AEST 

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