The University of Melbourne aims to assist employees to remain at work or make a safe and suitable return to work at the earliest opportunity following an injury or illness.
The University of Melbourne is a self-insured licensee under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013. To ensure quality management for employees’ workers compensation claims, the University operates under the legislative guidance and framework set out by WorkSafe Victoria.
Services are available to all University employees to manage work-related and non-work-related injuries and/or illnesses on a case by case basis.
A WorkSafe Victoria 'If you are injured at work' poster must be displayed in every workplace. It contains steps for employees to follow after a work-related injury or illness. Please ensure there is a current poster on your department or area's health and safety noticeboard, or another location where all staff can easily see it.
Ergonomics safety topic page
Our Wellness safety topic page lists wellbeing services including the Employee Assistance Program (Benestar) and the University Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Melbourne University Sport offers group fitness and gym programs
For assistance or further information, please contact the Injury Management team.