One of the key recommendations from the Review of the Parliamentary Workplace: Responding to Serious Incidents was face-to-face tailored workplace education for parliamentarians and MOP(S) Act employees that supports them to understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and how to respond to serious incidents when they occur.
The Safe and Respectful Workplaces training program has been developed in response to this recommendation..
The training is delivered through a one hour session for each parliamentarian with their Chief of Staff and/or a nominated MOP(S) Act employee, and a separate 2 hour session for MOP(S) Act employees (including casual staff).
All parliamentarians and staff are encouraged to complete the training which they can register for in MOP(S) Learning. Regular sessions are available on MOP(S) Learning, including office-based sessions that can be booked for staff of one office (minimum of 4 people), which can include volunteers.
For further information or assistance please contact MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.