A vocational assessment is an assessment that is used to identify alternative employment opportunities, should injury or illness prevent a return to work in a client’s pre-injury employment role. The assessment includes an interview to establish the client’s employment history, skills, strengths and interests. The purpose of the vocational assessment is to provide a range of realistic potential job opportunities, which will lead to attainment of meaningful employment in the future. A vocational assessment is particularly useful when retraining is required to re-enter the open labour market following injury or illness.
What does a vocational assessment involve?
Advantage Injury Management Services vocational assessment’s take the following into consideration:
- Skills and employment history
- Strengths and interests
- Physical and functional abilities
- Labour market research
The vocational assessment is usually completed in our offices, and can take up to 3 hours to complete. Following the assessment a comprehensive report is completed that provides recommendations regarding potential jobs, training requirements and labour market research.
How can I use vocational assessment results?
Vocational assessment results can be used for a variety of uses in including:
- To identify short or long term employment opportunities based on a client’s skill set and employment history.
- To identify training or educational courses to promote a safe return to work.
- To clarify a client’s capacity to undertake additional study.
- Identify internal or external redeployment options.
- To assist in identifying appropriate host employment (link) options to facilitate on the job training.
- Medico legal assessment
If you would like more information or to book a vocational assessment, simply contact us.