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Understanding Bullying in the Workplace

Who is the course for?

All staff and parliamentarians are encouraged to engage in the webinar to understand their personal obligations when it comes to bullying and harassment in the workplace.

About this course

This course provides an overview of the Commonwealth work health and safety (WHS) legislative framework and how it applies to bullying in the workplace. The course identifies early intervention strategies through the risk management process and discuss the issue resolution procedures available to MOP(S) Act employees. 

Participants will also gain an understanding of their responsibilities under the WHS Act, and learn how they can keep their office safer for everyone. 

What you will learn

At the end of the webinar, you will understand:

  • an overview of the Commonwealth WHS legislative framework
  • health and safety duties under the WHS Act and what they mean for MOP(S) Act employees and their employing parliamentarian
  • WHS arrangements and procedures for MOP(S) Act employees, including how to access training or assistance and report incidents
  • what bullying is and is not bullying
  • legislation that covers harassment and discrimination
  • what is reasonable management administrative action
  • how to respond to a workplace bullying complaint
  • resolution procedures available to MOP(S) Act employees
  • bullying investigations and the role of the Fair Work Commission.

How the course is delivered

You can watch the live 90 minute recording by accessing the MOP(S) Employee PDP channel on GoTo. A copy of the presentation is below, and a few handouts mentioned during the session.

Free. This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.


Last updated: 12 June 2020