Occupational Assessment Services

We provide the following Occupational Assessment services.

Our Services

Ergonomic Work Place Assessments & Reviews

Undertaken in the workplace – each assessment is approximately 45 minutes with a full report on each worker.

Manual Handling Training & OH&S Training

Reception is happy to provide quotes and further information

Key Functional Capacity Assessments

A 5 hour assessment that is legally defensible.  Undertaken by private clients, insurance companies, solicitors and private organisations. 

The KEY Method of Assessment is used in assessing an injured worker’s true and safe functional capabilities.  As a certified provider of the KEY Method of Assessment, our centre can provide you with the industry’s standard of excellence in Functional Capacity Assessments.

The KEY Method of Assessment Provides Legally Defensible and Objective Outcomes

Standardised Protocols

Because our KEY Assessment follows a series of specific activities in a specific progression, you’ll receive objective, accurate, and repeatable results.


The KEY Method has a scientific base, not philosophical.

Client Validity Index.

We can objectively identify, by analysis of statistics, the worker’s participation level.

KEY’s Authoritative Data & Reputation.

As a KEY Provider Facility, we have access to KEY’s exclusive DataBack DataBank(TM), containing over 65,000 Assessments on both injured and uninjured workers.  Therefore, we can help you make creditable normative comparisons concerning your clients.

Legally Defensible & Objective Outcomes.

The KEY Method is readily acknowledged by the legal and judicial systems as the objective and authoritative standard for functional capacity assessments.

Predictable Outcomes.

The KEY Method has stood the test in all areas of Workers’ Compensation, reimbursement and litigation.

The KEY Assessment is a four hour Assessment.  It is an objective and reliable process of evaluating a client’s safe capacities and tolerances in a work environment.  Results are also predictive of an injured individual’s ability to safely perform workplace activities during a 40 hour work week, which will enable the safe return to employment or the planning of future action.  It is supported by an extensive USA and Australian computer data base.   Approximately 4-5 hours of data analysis, validity determination and report generation follows the main Assessment.

There are twenty-two protocols used in the assessment which are administered in a specific progression.  All are a factor in the validity calculations.  Six specific protocols interface with the others to statistically create the appropriate validity level.

When musculoskeletal or soft tissue illness or injuries occur and objective findings are difficult to obtain, a KEY Functional Assessment may be ordered, because the KEY has been designed to provide clinicians with an accurate measurement of an individual’s functioning level.  It is also increasingly used in neurological cases.  The Assessment is suitable in situations where a client has been out of the workplace due to injury for more than three months or may be markedly deconditioned following surgery or treatment. 

A major component of the KEY Method of Assessment is the ability to objectively identify the validity of the client’s participation.

  • Clients who are fearful of re-injury or uncertain of their safe working levels and may be working below their actual capacity.  Although the numbers are safe and can be used, they are usually lower than actual capabilities. 
  • Clients who are or are likely to work beyond their safe capacity and risk re-injury in the workplace.  The numbers are not a true representation of the client’s capabilities.  Client does not know their safe capabilities and worked beyond them.
  • Clients who intentionally manipulate the Assessment results to produce a false level of capacity.
  •  A client’s safe functional capacity and appropriate return to work level.  The numbers can be used as safe capabilities.

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