About the WorkCover Tasmania Board

About the WorkCover Tasmania Board

Functions of the Board

The WorkCover Tasmania Board:

  • licenses insurers to cover employers for workers compensation claims made by their workers
  • grants permits to employers to self insure against workers compensation claims made by their workers
  • approves the injury management programs of employers, licensed insurers and self insurers
  • accredits medical practitioners who wish to issue workers compensation medical certificates
  • accredits medical practitioners to assess permanent impairment
  • accredits workplace rehabilitation providers to deliver workplace rehabilitation services in Tasmania
  • supports services and projects that engage with workplaces and the wider community: to influence attitudes towards work health and safety, and empower change to positive behaviours.

It is established under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. It exercises powers and functions under that Act and the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011.

Its work is funded through a levy on workers compensation premiums.

Working with WorkSafe Tasmania

The Board works with WorkSafe Tasmania, and supports its strategic priorities, projects and services that aim to improve safety, health, and rehabilitation and:

  • reduce death, injury and disease
  • engage with the community
  • ensure better return to work.

There is a strong relationship between the Department of Justice and the WorkCover Tasmania Board, with the Secretary of the Department filling the position of Chair of the Board.Go to the WorkSafe Tasmania website


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