Self-insured data collection review

We have commenced a project to modernise and streamline self-insured Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Our goal is to reduce the effort and overhead for self-insured employers and ReturnToWorkSA associated with providing work injury claims data.

The review will focus on:

  • frequency of self-insured submissions
  • the data set we collect
  • why we collect data
  • opportunities to automate and improve the validation and processing of data.

This page provides self-insured employers and software vendors with access to information and resources relating to the EDI project. We are committed to working collaboratively throughout this project and will ensure that:

  • we test our assumptions and proposed solutions with you
  • benefits are shared
  • any implementation effort is outweighed by ongoing benefits.

Time frames

Our aim is for self-insured employers to be transmitting data under the Self-Insured EDI Technical Specification V14 by 30 April 2018.

Key project milestones are:

  • 1 November 2017 - release of draft EDI Technical Specification V14.
  • 20 November 2017 - EDI Technical Specification V14 information sessions completed.
  • 30 November 2017 - Final EDI Technical Specification V14 released.
  • 30 January 2017 - Testing commences.
  • 30 April 2018 - Self-insured employer compliance to EDI Technical Specification V14.
  • May 2018 - Monthly transmissions by self-insured employers.


A testing environment will be available from 30 January 2018. Self-insured employers will be able to submit EDI Technical Specification V14 test files from that date.

Prior to sending a test transmission, a self-insured employer must:

  • stop all data transmissions under Technical Specification V12
  • notify us at least one full day prior to submission of a test file into our production support environment.

To notify us of a test transmission email or phone Kit Mitchell, Insurer Performance Analyst, on (08) 8233 2467.


These resources have been provided to assist self-insured employers and software vendors with transitioning to the requirements of EDI Technical Specification V14.

For further information on the EDI project, email or contact Rob Byrne, Technical Lead Insurer Performance on (08) 8238 5970.