- Melanie Simpson
- Phone: +61 (1300) 654329
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) intends to go to market for its Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
The TAC is a body established and regulated by the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic). Under section 60(2) of the Act, it is a statutory function of the TAC to pay compensation for the reasonable costs of certain services required by TAC Clients as a result of a transport accident.
The TAC has long had in place a highly developed and structured program to promote the vocational rehabilitation of clients.
The TAC can fund the reasonable cost of vocational rehabilitation that support a return to employment for a client who has injuries sustained in a transport accident. The TAC currently has approximately 1400 TAC Clients who require vocational Rehabilitation services.
Vocational rehabilitation service means any of the following services provided by a person who is approved by the Commission as a provider of a vocational rehabilitation service –
- initial rehabilitation assessment;
- functional assessment;
- workplace assessment;
- job analysis;
- advice concerning job modification;
- vocational rehabilitation counselling;
- vocational assessment;
- advice or assistance concerning job-seeking;
- vocational re-education;
- advice or assistance in arranging vocational re-education;
- preparation of a return to work plan;
- the provision of aids, appliances, apparatus or other material likely to facilitate the return to work of a person after an injury;
- modification to a work station or equipment used by a person that is likely to facilitate the return to work of the person after the injury;
- any other service authorised by the Commission.
It does not include a disability service, a hospital service or a rehabilitation service.
The TAC spends on average $5 million per annum on vocational rehabilitation services and during an average year, spend by provider ranges from $500k to $3 million, with 96% of client’s services are performed within the state of Victoria.
The proposed tender is expected to be released mid-October.
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