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Online Resource

Recorded Webinar


1.5 hours

Original Recording

June 2019

Access Details

Once you have registered and paid for the course, you will be emailed information on how to set up your online learning account and how to access the course.

You will receive access to your webinar purchase within 24 hrs. (Please refer to the 'Webinar Platform' section for more information). Access is given for a period of 4 weeks. Please note, extensions will incur a fee. 

Dates Available for Purchase

Up to 25 June 2020


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


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

How will this webinar enable participants to work occupationally with clients/patients?

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.


This webinar is suitable for OT's only.

Students, Beginners, New Graduates & experienced OT's with limited Occ Rehab knowledge


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.


OTA Member: $67

OTA New Graduate Member: $58

Non Member: $96


OTA and APA are pleased to annouce a CPD partnership for this course. APA members are able to attend the course at the reduced OTA non member rate of $76.80*. 

To register please use the APA member rate option. 

*please note all registrations under the APA rate will be cross checked with APA for memerbship status.  

Webinar Platform

This resource is run through our external learning platform - Course Genius. All registrants will receive two emails, one containing information on how to set up their online course account and a second, notifying them of when a course has been allocated to them. Please be sure to check all email folders including junk and clutter.


By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 1.5 hours towards their CPD requirements.
As this is a webinar series, it is the responsibility of the individual to upload this CPD activity into your PD tracker.

Certificates will be available through the Course Genius platform once the Feedback section has been completed. 


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

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