Occupational Rehabilitation

Occupational therapists often work within workplaces to assist individuals in their ability to meet the functional necessities to complete their work, supporting both their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Occupational therapists work within the government, private and insurance sector to assist in the prevention of workplace injuries, and plan strategies for a successful return to work after an injury or illness (physical and/or mental health).

Occupational therapists also work with people with long term disability and illness who may never have entered the workforce to plan and assist with entry into work and support requirements for work.

Search for Occupational Rehabilitation Interest Groups

Search for Occupational Rehabilitation CPD

Clinical Reasoning Pathway for Job Analysis and Return to Work
Created by the OTA SA Working Group in 2014. Click here to view the member only document.

State based links to insurance and compensation schemes:

  • NSW - SIRA regulates motor accidents CTP insurance, workers compensation insurance and the home building compensation scheme in NSW.
    iCARE deliver insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of NSW. 
  • NT - MACC  is The Motor Accidents Compensation Commission (MACC) commenced operations on 1 January 2015. It is a Government-owned entity with the Commissioner appointed by the Treasurer.
  • QLD- NIISQ  is the National Injury Insurance Scheme, Queensland (NIISQ) a no-fault scheme that provides necessary and reasonable lifetime treatment, care and support to those who sustain eligible serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, on or after 1 July 2016. 
    The Workcover QLD website for Queensland's safety and compensation services represents a strategic partnership between the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) and WorkCover Queensland
  • VIC -TAC is the Victorian Transport Accident Commission

Workers Compensation Schemes


Occupational Health and Safety Resources:

Links to additional qualifications to support this area of practice

SIRA - provider training - https://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/for-service-providers/training-and-workshops



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