WorkCover Information Management System

WorkCover Information Management System

The WorkCover Tasmania Board began a project to replace the current workers compensation management system, to facilitate the current and future business needs of WorkCover.

On 1 July 2012, WorkCover Tasmania implemented a new system, a major change in the amount of data collected and the way the data is submitted to WorkCover Tasmania.

The data requirements set out in the Determination arise from WorkCover Tasmania's obligations to monitor and regulate the workers compensation scheme in Tasmania.


Under Section 114 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 a Determination and associated documents has been drafted for the provision of information (returns) to the WorkCover Tasmania Board (the Board) by self-insurers, licensed insurers and the Crown.

Extensive consultation was undertaken with stakeholders in the formulation of the Determination.

At its August 2013 meeting the WorkCover Tasmania Board agreed the Determination would take effect from 1 September 2013.

Determination V1 as at 2 August 2013 (PDF, 9 Pages, 60kb)

National Insurers Data Specification (NIDS)

The National Insurers Data Specification (NIDS) has been produced in conjunction with WorkCover WA, WorkCover ACT and NT WorkSafe.

All four jurisdictions have now agreed on a common data set, which has been documented in NIDS 8.0

Who should read this specification?

This specification is primarily designed for insurers and self-insurers, to enable them to provide the data which will be required by the new WorkCover Information Management System being implemented by on 1 July 2012.

Version 8.0

The National Insurer Data Specifications (NIDS) Version 8.0 is an Excel spreadsheet that contains the following

  • All Data Fields - as agreed to by all four privately underwritten jurisdictions (PCCP tab)
  • All rules, validations and code sets - divided into four categories

- Policy, Coverage, Claims and Payments

  • TOOCS 3.1 valid combinations for

- Nature of Injury and Body Location and  Nature of Injury and Mechanism

Document Releases

The National Insurer Data Specification (NIDS) Version 8.0 accompanying documents:

  • NIDS 8.0 complete document
  • WIMS Insurer Data Submission Interface including XML Schema (updated on 1 September 2012)

National Insurer Data Specifications (NIDS)

 PDF NIDS 8.0 Validation Rules   (Pub No NIDS2, 09/04/2013 8.0, 306.0 KB)

NIDS 8.0 - Listing PCCP fields, rules and validations

 PDF NIDS V 8.0  (Pub No NIDS1, 09/04/2013, 8.0 239.8 KB)

The complete NIDS 8.0 documentation, including field descriptions, rules, validations and sections on ANZSIC dual coding, Wages and Workers, Premium information and GST

 PDF Insurer Data Submission Interface Agreement   (Pub No WIMS053, 30/11/2012, 7.3.4 541.5 KB)

Insurer Data Submission Interface Agreement document contains the xsd submission file

XSD File

Data Submission File Details - (Right-click + Save-As to download file). The full XML schema is embedded in the WIMS Insurer Data Submission Interface Agreement at section 4.3.

An interactive schema is also available on request.

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