Our Service mandate & about us

The role of the Workers Compensation Department is to provide effective and reliable Workers’ Compensation services and benefits through injury management to UNSW Employee’s facilitating a timely and safe return to work following a workplace injury.

About Us

UNSW is a licenced Self-Insurer for Workers' Compensation. The University employs experienced claims specialists to administer Workers Compensation claims management.

To be an approved Self-Insurer the University must ensure and maintain a high standard expected by (SIRA) State Insurance Regulatory Authority, who continually monitors the licensing compliance by reviewing Workers’ Compensation information  supplied throughout the licence term. Monitoring is also supported by an audit framework in claims, injury management and Work, Health and Safety.

Our roles and functions include:

  • Comply with WorkCover NSW requirements regarding injury management and case management

  • Work in accordance with relevant legislation timeframes and internal University policies and procedures

  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality, efficient, timely and responsive services

  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining effective relations with injured employees, Faculty management, health and rehabilitation providers and other stakeholders

  • Develop and monitor individual injury management and Return to work plans for injured employees.

  • Advise the broader UNSW community on legislative changes relating to Workers’ Compensation, Return to Work and Injury management.

  • Educate and advise the broader UNSW community regarding  workers compensation legislation and associated processes and procedures.

UNSW Workers Compensation Team

Aaron Magner

Director Safety & Sustainability

02 9385 1038 I a.magner@unsw.edu.au

Alecia Ford
Manager Workers Compensation
02 9385 2722 |

Andrea Flood
Workers Compensation Claims Officer
02 9385 3194 |

David Leeson
Return to Work Coordinator
02 9385 3784 |

Helen Simpson
Workers Compensation Claims Clerk / Invoice Enquiries
02 9385 1107 |