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Rehabilitation Counselling
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Health Benefits of Good Work


RCAA is a signatory to the Health Benefits of Good Work initiative.

Rehabiliation Counsellors work with individuals experiencing disability, injury or social disadvantage to obtain, maintain and regain employment.

The Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) is an initiative from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). This initiative is based on compelling Australasian and international evidence that good work is beneficial to people’s health and wellbeing and that long term work absence, work disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

AFOEM has produced a number of policy documents which outline this evidence and the HBGW philosophy more broadly including:

Realising the Health Benefits of Work (2011) (PDF 685KB) (currently under review)

Realising the Health Benefits of Good Work Consensus Statement (2017) (PDF 174KB)

Health Benefits of Work Evidence Update (2013) (PDF 286KB)

Improving workplace health and workplace productivity (2013) (PDF 439KB)

What is good work? Position Statement (2013)

Health Benefits of Good Work Charter of Principles (2015) (PDF 77KB)

More HBGW Resource

Current HBGW signatories across Australian and New Zealand



  • Abilita Services Pty Ltd
  • ACT Government, Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Active Occupational Health Services,
  • Adaptive Workplace Solutions
  • Advanced Personnel Management
  • Adult Medicine Division of the RACP
  • AIA Australia
  • Allianz
  • Allied Health Professionals Australia
  • Alpha Injury Management
  • Altius Group
  • AMA South Australia
  • AMP
  • AMS Consulting
  • Artius Group
  • Assessability Association of Self Insured Employers of Queensland
  • Atlantis Healthcare
  • Australasian College of Sports Physicians
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Life Underwriters and Claims Association
  • Australian Medico Legal Group
  • Australian Osteopathic Association
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Psychological Services
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Recovery Centres
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • AustralianSuper Pty Ltd
  • AXIS Rehabilitation at work
  • Banyan Work Health Solutions
  • Benchmark OT Pty Ltd
  • Bodycare Workplace Solutions
  • Brisbane ACT Centre
  • BRS Consulting
  • Business Council of Australia
  • CancerAid
  • Career Industry Council of Australia
  • CGU
  • Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australia
  • The Chiropractors' Association of Australia
  • Coal Services Pty Limited
  • Coastal Rehab
  • Cogent
  • Comcare
  • Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges
  • Company Medical Services Pty Ltd
  • Compass Group
  • Compensation Assistance Services
  • ConceptRehab
  • Cortex Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Direct Health Solutions
  • EASEC Pty Ltd
  • EMLife
  • Employers Mutual Limited
  • Ergosmart Consulting
  • Evolution Workplace Solutions
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia
  • EXPHYS
  • Financial Services Council
  • Fire & Rescue NSW
  • Focus on Recovery - FORE
  • Ford Health
  • Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd
  • General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd
  • Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Guardian Workplace Rehab
  • Hallwood Consulting Services
  • Health and Productivity Institute of Australia
  • HealthLink
  • HR Development at Work
  • Hunter Industrial Medicine
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of
  • Australia (HFESA)
  • IAG
  • icare
  • IMO (Independent Medical Opinion) Pty Ltd
  • IMR (Injury Management and Rehabilitation)
  • IMS Organisational Consulting
  • Injury and Mediation Interventions
  • InjuryNet
  • Injury Treatment Pty Ltd
  • InMotion Rehab
  • IOH Injury and Occupational Health
  • IPAR Rehabilitation
  • jobedge
  • Jobfit Health Group
  • JobFit Systems International
  • JTA Health, Safety & Noise Specialists
  • Keystone Professionals
  • Konekt Australia Pty Ltd
  • KPMG Australia
  • LGIS
  • Lifeworks Health Services
  • Lucent Health Services
  • Medibank Health Solutions
  • MetLife
  • MindSense Occupational Psychiatry
  • Mindstar
  • MLC
  • mlcoa
  • Momentum Rehabilitation Pty Ltd
  • Motor Accidents Insurance Board
  • MTC Australia
  • MSVS Consultancy
  • Munich Re
  • Nabenet
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • National Council of Self Insurers Inc
  • National Employment Services Association
  • North Queensland Therapy Services
  • NRMA
  • NT Worksafe
  • OccuMED Consulting
  • Occupational Consultants
  • OnePath Life Limited
  • ORS Group
  • P2 Group
  • PeopleSense
  • Personnel Placement Consultancies
  • Phoenix Pain Management Group
  • PHW Group
  • PIEF
  • Pinnacle Rehab
  • Police Association of NSW
  • Police Federation of Australia
  • Prestige Health Services Australia
  • Procare Group
  • PsyFlex Pty Ltd
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Public Services Assocation of NSW
  • Purple Co
  • Qantas Group
  • QBE
  • Queensland Government Office of Industrial Relations
  • Redimed
  • Recovre
  • Recovery Partners
  • Resile
  • Resilia Pty Ltd
  • RehabCo
  • Rehab Management
  • Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia
  • Rehabilitation Injury Management (RIM) Aust. P/L
  • Rehabilitation Services Pty Limited
  • RGA Reinsurance Group of Australia Limited
  • Rice Warner
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • RTWMatters
  • Safety Institute of Australia
  • Safety, Rehabilitation & Compensation Licensees Association Inc.
  • SafetyWorks Group
  • SafeWork Australia
  • SafeWork NSW
  • SCOR Global Life Australia Pty Limited
  • Self Insurers of South Australia Inc
  • Self Insurers Association of Tasmania Inc
  • Serco Australia
  • SICorp (NSW Self Insurance Corporation)
  • Silver Chain Group
  • SIS Rehab
  • Sonic HealthPlus
  • Specialised Health Group
  • StepJump
  • Star Injury Management Service
  • StateCover Mutual Limited
  • State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)
  • Strive Occupational Rehabilitation
  • SuperFriend
  • Sustain Consulting
  • Swiss Re
  • TAL Life Ltd
  • Tanaciti
  • Thales Australia
  • The CIM Group
  • The Health Advantage
  • The Interact Group
  • The Reject Shop Limited
  • The Suncorp Group
  • The Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers Inc.
  • Thrive Re Consulting
  • Transport Accident Commission
  • Unified Healthcare Group Pty Ltd (UHG)
  • Virgin Australia
  • VIM Group
  • Viva! Health at Work
  • WCD - Workers' Compensation Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)
  • WFI
  • Wise Therapy
  • WorkAble Solutions
  • Workcom Pty Ltd
  • WorkCover Queensland
  • WorkCover South Australia
  • WorkCover Tasmania
  • WorkCover WA
  • Workforce Group
  • Worklink
  • Working Life - Organisational Consultants
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Management
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • WorkSafe WA
  • Work Health Group
  • Work Health Safety Matters Pty Ltd
  • Work Health Systems
  • Work Rehab
  • Xchanging
  • Zeal Health Pty Ltd
  • Zone Workplace

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • AIA New Zealand
  • AMP
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Blueprint, The Wise Group
  • Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum
  • Business New Zealand
  • College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ)
  • Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand
  • Employers and Manufacturers Association
  • Employers' Disability Network
  • Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (New Zealand)
  • FairWay Resolution Limited
  • Financial Services Council of NZ
  • Fit For Work Ltd
  • Fonterra
  • Framework
  • General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd - (New Zealand)
  • HealthLink
  • Human Resources Institute of New Zealand
  • Institution of Professional Engineers NZ
  • Investment, Savings and Insurance Association
  • Life and Disability Underwriters Association Auckland
  • Life and Disability Underwriters Association Wellington
  • Maori Health Development Organisation - Tui Ora
  • Maori Medical Practitioners Association - Te ORA
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • New Zealand Association of Accredited Employers
  • New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine
  • New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
  • New Zealand Disability Support Network
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)
  • New Zealand Nurses Organisation
  • New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • New Zealand Physiotherapy Society
  • New Zealand Public Service Association
  • New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
  • New Zealand Rheumatology Association
  • New Zealand Private Physiotherapists Association
  • NZ Dairy Workers Union Te Runanga Wai U
  • NZ Rural General Practice Network
  • Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Pathways, The Wise Group
  • Presbyterian Support Northern
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
  • Social Enterprise Ltd, The Wise Group
  • Sovereign
  • Tenix
  • Te Pou, The Wise Group
  • The College of Urgent Care Physicians (CUCP)
  • The New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd.
  • The Suncorp Group
  • Worksafe New Zealand


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