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"Creating an enduring legacy through promoting leadership in how people should be valued & respected in all facets of work & life."
 Peopleworks PTY LTD
The crew at Peopleworks sets your workers and workplace back on track so that you can concentrate on your business.

Vocational rehabilitation

Our Rehabilitation Providers are among the most experienced in Tasmania, and work from an exceptionally strong and diverse health background. They:

  • are Comcare and Workplace Standards Tasmania accredited
  • take a collaborative team approach to utilise all our consultants’ knowledge and experience
  • manage the psychological component of injuries effectively and sensitively.

BEST pre-employment screening

We have experienced, readily-available staff, flexible appointment times, and results are scanned back to the responsible person on the same day. Call our office for an appointment on 6210 6800.

Organisational development

We want to help you tackle cultural and structural issues so that you can see your organisation improve:

We offer:

  • Change management
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Assessment (including Myers-Briggs) and nurturing of workplace leaders
  • Team development
  • Performance management
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Review of and advice on policy and procedures
  • Conflict management
  • Developing individuals

Workplace injury prevention

It doesn’t matter if your workplace is an office, a truck, a factory or a workbench, we will help you prevent workplace injuries through:


  • Functional and Task Assessments
  • Workstation assessments and advice
  • Manual handling training


The introduction of a Peopleworks mediator can reduce the costs involved in workplace disputes – financial, cultural, and psychological.

Peopleworks utilises the Harvard model of interest-based negotiation approved by the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia.


Career services

A career change is an opportunity for your employee to embark on a new and exciting path.

We can guide your worker through:

  1. Post-employment counselling
  2. Resume development
  3. Vocational assessment
  4. Development of a vocational plan.

Our people

Peter Wheatley (Principal / Consultant)

Peter has many years of experience in promoting wellness in individuals and has particular expertise in managing highly complex rehabilitation cases and psychological injury:

  • vocational rehabilitation
  • psychological injury
  • life coaching
  • strategic planning
  • facilitated discussion and conflict resolution
  • vocational assessments
  • complex and long-term cases
  • mentoring
  • personal skills development
  • workplace audits and policy development
  • human resource management.


Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
University of Tasmania

Internal auditor


Tasmanian Association Of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers (TAVRP)

Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)


0418 519 698
03 6210 6800
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Dr Catherine Wheatley (Principal / Consultant)

Catherine holds a PhD in biochemistry, and has 15 years’ experience in nursing in a variety of areas including heavy industry, disability, midwifery and the community. She works as a health and medical resource, in research, and is an adept educator.


Post-Graduate Diploma Human Nutrition
Deakin University

PhD (Biochemistry)
University of Tasmania

BSc (Hons) in Genetics
University of Tasmania

Certificate of Midwifery Nursing
Queen Victoria Hospital

Certificate of General Nursing
Launceston General Hospital

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Public Health Association of Australia (PHA)

Associate Member Dietitians Association of Australia


0418 519 006
03 6210 6800
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Malcolm Rice (Senior Consultant)

Malcolm is a senior vocational rehabilitation consultant with extensive experience of commonwealth and state government departments, government culture and functioning, non-government organisations across a large array of industries.

Malcolm’s skills and capabilities include:

  • vocational rehabilitation
  • job search
  • Myers-Briggs assessment and training
  • psychological injury
  • work trials
  • mediation and conflict resolution
  • mentoring and training in management and personal skills development
  • strategic planning and life coaching
  • early intervention services
  • case management of complex and long-term cases
  • job capacity assessments
  • disability adjustment
  • individual skills development
  • vocational assessments.


Bachelor of Applied Science (Recreation Management)
University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling
University of Tasmania

Practitioners Certificate in Mediation
Institute of Mediators and Arbitrators


Tasmanian Association Of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers (TAVRP)


0439 361 285
03 6210 6800
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Andrea Ireland (Senior Physiotherapist / Consultant)

Andrea has many years’ experience in working within industry to prevent injuries and manage rehabilitation cases. Andrea’s physiotherapy and occupational rehabilitation background qualify her not only to assist clients in the recovery process but also to constructively evaluate their physical capacity and their ability to remain safe at work and at home.

Andrea’s skills and capabilities include:

  • functional capacity evaluations (FCE)
  • home assessment
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • workplace evaluations
  • job/task analysis
  • pre-employment assessments
  • ergonomic assessments
  • manual handling training
  • case management
  • early intervention services
  • complex and long-term cases
  • work hardening programmes
  • spine care services
  • workplace training and assessment.


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
SA Institute of Technology
Workhab FCE
Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training


Tasmanian Association Of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers (TAVRP)


0433 590 958
03 6210 6800
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70 Warwick St, Hobart.

Contact Us

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(03) 6210 6800
All hours: 0418 519 698

PO Box 91, New Town, TAS 7008

Peopleworks Pty Ltd proudly supports Water For A Village as part of our vision for a fairer world by donating a percentage of our profits.