WorkSafe Victoria half year results announced

Date: Thursday March 01, 2018 State: VIC

WorkSafe Victoria's half year results for the 2017/18 financial year have been announced and can be viewed by watching this short video by their CEO Clare Amies.  To view the video, click HERE. ...Read More

Try, Test and Learn Fund update

Date: Friday February 16, 2018 State: ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA

Grant applications for the latest round of the Try, Test and Learn Fund are open for applications. The Department of Social Services will accept grant submissions until 28 September 2018 for small-scale trials of innovative approaches to get people at risk of long-term welfare dependence into employment. DSS will fund projects that target welfare dependency in the following priorit...Read More

System upgrade to temporarily impact TAC payments

Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 State: VIC

What’s happening? The TAC are upgrading their systems to reduce TAC paperwork. As they launch these changes, providers who mail or fax invoices may experience some delays in payments from 23 February to the end of March. What do you need to do? 1. Submit any mailed or faxed invoices prior to 23 February. Please do not resubmit invoices. 2. For eligible services, submit i...Read More

ARPA Vic awards - save the date!

Date: Thursday February 08, 2018 State: VIC

The 2018 ARPA Victoria Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards will be held on Friday 20 July 2018 at the Sofitel Hotel in Collins St.  Further information about the awards nomination process will be provided within the coming month. ...Read More

Comcare WRP training - Adelaide

Date: Tuesday January 30, 2018 State: SA

Comcare has scheduled a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (WRP) course in Adelaide for Wednesday 14 March 2018, the first for 2018.  As they do not schedule in courses to Adelaide on a regular basis, they ask that you submit your registrations as soon as possible to reduce the likely hood of the course being cancelled. Registrations need to be comple...Read More

Comcare WRP training - Darwin

Date: Monday January 29, 2018 State: NT

Comcare is considering scheduling a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (WRP) course in Darwin for Wednesday  6 June 2018 , the first for 2018.  As they not schedule in courses to Darwin on a regular basis, their approach is to seek expressions of interest for a selected date to determine if there is enough interest to confirm a course.  Once their&n...Read More

Comcare WRP training - Townsville

Date: Monday January 29, 2018 State: QLD

Comcare is considering scheduling a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider (WRP) course in Townsville for Friday  4 May  2018 , the first for 2018.  As they do not schedule in courses to Townsville on a regular basis, their approach is to seek expressions of interest for a selected date to determine if there is enough interest to confirm a course.  Once...Read More

Comcare Fee Guidance for workplace rehabilitation provider services

Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018 State:

Comcare have issued scheme guidance to rehabilitation authorities and workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs) on the appropriate cost and duration for WRP services.  To view the guidance clickHERE. This guidance indicates Comcare’s position on what are reasonable rates for WRP services.  This guidance is not intended to override service level agreements that may exist bet...Read More

Statutory review of the State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 - final report

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017 State: NSW

On the 15 December, the statutory review of the State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 was released. The purpose of the review was to examine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid, and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.   The statutory review made 5 key recommendations: Recommendation 1 Th...Read More

TAC announces new vocational services model

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017 State: VIC

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has announced a new Vocational Service Structure.  The new Vocational Service Structure features three tiers which set work outcomes for each client. The tiers are based on allocated package of hours designed to address clients’ needs and complexities. Click HERE to view more information about the Vocational Service Structure. ...Read More

Amendments to the Tasmanian Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Date: Monday December 18, 2017 State: TAS

Amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 were recently passed by the Tasmanian Parliament with a commencement date of 1 January 2018 and Workplace Rehabilitation Providers currently accredited by the WorkCover Tasmania Board may be directly effected. Workplace rehabilitation providers currently accredited by the Board will no longer be required to submit a rene...Read More

Information for providers on the new NSW CTP scheme

Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017 State: NSW

A new CTP Green Slip scheme starts on 1 December 2017 to better support people injured on NSW roads. The new scheme is focused on early support and recovery, with a six month safety net for injured people – regardless of who was at fault in the accident. If you have a patient who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, benefits can include: reasonable medical and treatm...Read More

Try, Test and Learn Fund update

Date: Monday November 27, 2017 State:

The next funding tranche for the Try, Test and Learn Fund has been announced and features new priority groups:  older Newstart Allowance recipients working age carers receiving Carer Payment at-risk young people on income support, and migrants and refugees on income support. The idea submission process is different to tranche one. Submissions will be accepted from now ...Read More

TAC Small Grants Program

Date: Thursday November 23, 2017 State: VIC

The Small Grants Program aims to maximize the independence and improve the lives of people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and/or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) by offering grants to innovative and user led projects within the Victorian Community. Approved applications for 2013, 2014 and 2015 can be reviewed on the approved projects page. How to apply for funding? Applications will open on ...Read More

NSW Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Regulation and Motor Accident Guidelines

Date: Wednesday November 22, 2017 State: NSW

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) have advised that the approved Regulation and Guidelines have now been published on the NSW legislation website. Included for your convenience is a link to these documents, as well as the Commencement Proclamation for the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (the Act): The Guide...Read More

Workplace Rehabilitation – Refusing to be the Convenient Scapegoat!

Date: Monday November 20, 2017 State: NSW

Genuine partnerships to improve return to work results are built not only on sharing important information and data, but also on sound analysis and interpretation in order to truly understand what drives both spend and outcomes. ARPA has not seen the data referred to in Mr Nagle’s article, nor had opportunity to review and respond, despite the assertion that they are “bringing icare cl...Read More

Health Benefits of Good Work eNewsletter - October 2017

Date: Thursday October 26, 2017 State:

The fourth edition of the Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) eNewsletter has been released (October 2017 edition).  In this edition of the newsletter, the role of the Workplace Rehabilitation Consultant and their role in promoting the Health Benefits of Good Work is highlighted.  To view the Workplace Rehabilitation Consultant article, click HERE.   ...Read More

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs Report released

Date: Thursday October 19, 2017 State: ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA

The Commission released its final report on National Disability Insurance Scheme Costs today, 19 October 2017. Visit their website to: View the final report View submissions. Website: ...Read More

icare Care and Service Excellence Awards nominations now open

Date: Wednesday October 04, 2017 State: NSW

Nominations for the 2017 icare Care and Service Excellence Awards are now open.  The Care and Service Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding service delivery in the NSW workers compensation industry. The awards acknowledge outstanding contribution to the workers’ compensation scheme and its stakeholders by icare Scheme Agent case managers, service and rehabilitation ...Read More

ARPA 2016/17 Annual Report

Date: Monday September 04, 2017 State: ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA

ARPA National are very pleased to announce the publication of our first ever ARPA Annual Report. The 2016/17 Annual Report focuses on: the events, initiatives and training developed by ARPA National and the state councils over the last year the new member benefits attached to being an ARPA member an overview of the advocacy undertaken on behalf of our members to government regu...Read More

ARPA Newsletter Issue 3

Date: Thursday August 17, 2017 State: ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA

Click HERE to view Issue 3 of the ARPA Newsletter.  ...Read More