Health Benefits of Safe Work Program

SWMML in partnership with Networking Health Victoria are providing return to work resources and tools available for GPs and practice staff, through the Health Benefits of Safe Work program.

The program is based on international evidence that suggest work is good for a person’s health and wellbeing.
It aims to equip general practitioners with the right skills, knowledge and tools to support patients to return to safe work.
Key components of the program include:

  • Practice visits and engagement
  • CPD accredited events
  • E-learning modules that include the role of the GP in return to work, the Health Benefits of Safe Work, mental health and persistent pain.

The program coincides with the launch of a new Certificate of Capacity for TAC clients and injured workers on 1 July 2014. Developed with clinicians and peak bodies, the new certificate features simplified language, focuses on what a patient can do and is available online and through most GP clinical software packages.
Further information:

To find out more about the Health Benefits of Safe Work program, resources or practice visits, contact Kim Willrow at South Western Melbourne Medicare Local.
P: 03 8731 6536 E: kwillrow@swmml


Return to work conversation starters
NHV: Health Benefits of Safe Work Presentation

NHV: Practice Information Sheets
GP Checklist
Interactive Resource List for General Practice
Certificate of Capacity FAQs for health professional
Resources for General Practice
e-Learning opportunities for GPs
Working with the TAC and Victorian Work Authority (VWA) FAQs

Certificate of Capacity: or
Certificate of Capacity: User Guide for GPs Medical Director
Certificate of Capacity: User Guide for GPs Best Practice
For more information on the Health Benefits of Work visit:
For information on working with the TAC and VWA visit: or