Returning to work can be the best thing for your recovery, health and wellbeing. However, sometimes following a work injury it is not always possible for you to resume your pre-injury position or return to the same workplace.

This is where the ReSkilling service fits in. It allows you to maintain your work skills in a supervised and safe environment, or to develop new skills to improve your employment options.

If you would like to know more about our ReSkilling services please contact your claims agent or claims manager to discuss your suitability for referral to the ReSkilling program, or call us on 13 18 55. 

ReSkilling is made up of a range of key services:

ReSkilling services
Skills maintenance

Skill maintenance services are available to support you during your recovery to safely maintain your existing skills and work habits. Activities you could participate in under skill maintenance are:

  • refining and keeping your existing skills up to date
  • learning new skills and gaining new experience
  • maintaining an active lifestyle
  • working alongside other professionals in your industry.
Skills assessment, recognition and mapping

In the event you cannot return to your normal job, you may need your existing skills and experience recognised. This can help to improve your employment options and consider options for a different career.

Activities under skill assessment include:

  • formal recognition of your existing skills
  • utilising the knowledge of industry professionals to map your existing skills to suitable job roles and industries
  • career planning.

It may be identified that you may need to develop transferable skills to help you find employment in a new job. Our ReSkilling suppliers offer a range of training courses to suit your needs.

Training can be in the form of nationally recognised and accredited training such as:

  • certificates and diplomas and/or
  • individual components of a degree or Unit of Competency to supplement the recognition of prior learning.

Training can also be informal education such as:

  • training activities, seminars, courses and short programs (e.g. work-related courses like time management and customer service etc.)

Outplacement suppliers can help to match your transferable skills to suitable employment opportunities in the event you need to consider a new job role. An example of outplacement services include:

  • job search assistance provided from people with industry links and knowledge
  • access to the hidden job market by working with people who have access to unadvertised vacancies
  • working with people who have industry and labour market knowledge.