The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the concept of workplace injury management and the components that contribute to this concept. The course is designed to enable students to develop a broad view and a clear understanding of injury management and the current state and national legislative requirements. Students will study and be assessed on the theoretical principles of workplace injury management, and they will critique workplace injury management systems and apply the case management model in practice.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to discuss the theory underlying workplace injury management for work related injuries;

2. Critique workplace injury management as it pertains to their state or territory;

3. Identify the stakeholders and their contributions to injury management;

4. Discuss Injury management in practice, apply the case management model in practice and identity barriers and facilitators to workplace injury management.

5. Discuss information management including privacy legislation provisions applicable in the workplace injury management.


  • Overview of the evolution of workplace injury management and workers' compensation legislation and administration in Australia;
  • Introduction to workplace injury management in the different Australian states and territories;
  • Understand the various roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders involved in the workplace injury management process;
  • Introduction to a range of assessment methods and treatments used in occupational rehabilitation
  • Information management and privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management;
  • workplace injury management in practice and discuss barriers and facilitators in the occupational rehabilitation process
  • Introduction to return-to-work co-ordination (WorkCover NSW).

Assessment items

In Term Test: Online test

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussions

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online discussion is an assessed component of the course - students are required to contribute to this process. Self directed learning - Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term