Unit of competency details

BSBHRM509 - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBHRM509A - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.0 
HLT - HealthHealth 2.0-3.1 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 9.3-9.4 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080303 Human Resource Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080303 Human Resource Management  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process and analyse workers compensation and sick leave claims. It also covers the establishment of rehabilitation needs and return to work programs and their monitoring, review and evaluation.

It applies to individuals who manage claims and ensure that the organisation provides appropriate support for the worker.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Workforce Development – Human Resource Management

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Analyse claims

1.1 Ensure that the organisation has and maintains a current Workers' Compensation insurance policy (or equivalent) as required by the applicable legislation

1.2 Process claims in accordance with organisational policies and legal and insurance requirements

1.3 Dispute claims where insurer or organisational requirements are not met

1.4 Notify rehabilitation provider in accordance with organisational procedures

1.5 Advise claimants as to whether their claim has been accepted

1.6 Analyse claims to identify the nature of the illness/injury and prepare report/s

1.7 Identify projected period of absence and where rehabilitation assistance is required and ensure arrangements are made in the work team to deal with absence

2 Establish rehabilitation/return to work program

2.1 Ensure consultation occurs between rehabilitation provider and treating doctor

2.2 Ensure consultation occurs between rehabilitation provider, relevant managers and employee

2.3 Consider job redesign, reduced hours and alternative duties in the light of medical advice

2.4 Design a rehabilitation/return to work program to achieve a successful return to work

2.5 Obtain approval for return to work program by relevant managers

2.6 Establish rehabilitation program with employee

2.7 Undertake risk analysis in relation to proposed program and mitigate risk where appropriate

2.8 Commence program as close to the time of the accident/illness as possible

3 Monitor/evaluate rehabilitation/ return to work program

3.1 Encourage regular feedback/communication between provider, supervising manager and employee

3.2 Organise regular contact and support between provider and employee

3.3 Identify breaches of the return to work program and take remedial action promptly

3.4 Refer return to work program to workers compensation authorities where breaches occur

3.5 Modify return to work program where appropriate if it is not delivering the required outcomes

3.6 Evaluate each rehabilitation/return to work program at its conclusion and implement recommendations for system improvement where appropriate

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 3.6

  • Evaluates and integrates facts and ideas to construct meaning from a range of text types

Writing

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

  • Records results of analysis in required formats
  • Prepares correspondence to a range of individual in required format
  • Uses vocabulary, grammatical structure and appropriate organisational conventions to ensure rehabilitation and return to work programs are effectively documented

Oral Communication

1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4

  • Uses appropriate vocabulary and non-verbal features in discussions with employees, insurance companies and rehabilitation providers when dealing with claims

Numeracy

2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 3.6

  • Uses basic numeracy skills to determine the appropriate amount of hours for a return to work program
  • Selects and uses appropriate mathematical problem-solving strategies to undertake risk analysis and to evaluate the rehabilitation program

Navigate the world of work

1.1-1.4

  • Ensures knowledge of legislative requirements and products is kept up to date in order to provide accurate information
  • Takes full responsibility for following policies, procedures and legislative requirements and identifies organisational implications of new legislation or regulation
  • Seeks to improve policies and procedures to better meet organisational goals

Interact with others

1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6

  • Uses appropriate protocols and practices to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Implements strategies to discuss health matters sensitively with a range of people
  • Encourages collaboration between relevant stakeholders

Get the work done

1.1-1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.6-2.8, 3.3-3.6

  • Plans and organises complex tasks to ensure that that claims are properly processed and to keep the claimant informed
  • Monitors progress of plans and schedules and reviews and changes them to meet new demands and priorities
  • Makes critical decisions in complex situations, taking a range of variables into consideration
  • Evaluates and analyses results of decisions to identify opportunities for improvement

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

BSBHRM509A Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • process and analyse workers compensation claims
  • process and analyse sick leave claims
  • establish, implement, monitor and review a rehabilitation needs and return to work program including
  • identifying breaches
  • liaising between the claimant, workers compensation authority, rehabilitation provider, doctor and workplace
  • determining the extent to which the program meets its objective in respect to timeframes, success rates, cost and impact on the organisation
  • conduct a risk analysis of a return to work program and mitigate identified risks including
  • assessing the likelihood of a negative event preventing the program meeting its objectives and the likely consequences of such an event
  • action taken to reduce or eliminate identified risk
  • assess the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation’s approach to rehabilitation return to work programs
  • apply relevant legislation to return to work programs.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain rehabilitation concepts and return to work procedures
  • identify and describe relevant legislation from all levels of government that affects rehabilitation and return to work programs
  • outline the role of workers compensation authorities and tribunal procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the workforce development – human resource development field of work and include access to:

  • documentation and resources normally used in the workplace
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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