WorkSafe Victoria is the Victorian government body that regulates the workers' compensation scheme. They oversee licensed insurers under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. And regulate allied Health providers to ensure high treatment standards, with regulated fees to ensure sustainability.
Regarding hearing loss claims, WorkSafe Victoria monitors hearing service providers within the scheme to ensure only appropriately qualified persons can dispense hearing aids and other rehabilitation services to workers. Through Hearing Aid orders, they have regulated fees for hearing aids, fitting costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Workers in Victoria receive good quality hearing aids, updated every year.
WorkSafe Victoria is also responsible for the training and accreditation of doctors who provide assessment services within the scheme. They create guidelines for doctors to follow to determine a worker's entitlement to monetary payments.