Workers Compensation Data 2011-2012

Safe Work Australia has released the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 report
  • There were 120 155 accepted workers’ compensation claims for serious injury or disease,
  • males accounted for 64 per cent of serious claims in 2010-11
  • the average age of an employee with a serious claim was 42 years old, and

The highest incidence rate of serious claims by industry was recorded by the Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry (21.3 serious claims per 1000 employees)—nearly double the national rate of 11.4.

The report also shows that over the period 2000–01 to 2010–11:
  • the number of serious claims decreased by 7 per cent, incidence rates decreased by 27 per cent and frequency rates decreased by 25 per cent
  • median time lost from work rose by 20 per cent from 4.2 to 5.0 working weeks, and median compensation paid rose by 60 per cent from $5200 to $8300

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The venues we use especially in the Sydney region are clubs, as such, they have the right to set their own restrictions around who can and cannot enter the facility. These restrictions are totally out of our control and not always in line with Health Guidelines. We recommend you contact the venue you are booked to attend the day before the course and check that you are not restricted based on your individual situation. We can transfer your registration free of charge (if due to COVID venue restriction)  only if we are notified the day before a course. Normal cancellation policies will apply if we are not contacted prior to the event.

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Our standing request for unwell students: If you are unwell with any type of “cold or flu” we will NOT ALLOW YOU TO ENTER THE COURSE.

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