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Home office ergonomics and work, health & safety training

This 45-minute course will provide attendees with an understanding of key home office ergonomics principles and a range of health, safety and wellbeing considerations to reduce the risk of injury when working in a home office environment.

What you will learn

  • A basic understanding of anatomy and biomechanics as they relate to optimal working postures and home office ergonomics.
  • Key principles of home office ergonomic workstation set-up.
  • Health, safety and wellbeing considerations to reduce risk of injury in the home office.
  • Employee’s responsibility to adopt safe work practices in the home workplace.

Eligibility

Courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, are provided free of charge.

Register

To participate in this course, log in to MOP(S) Learning.

 

Event Instance Location

Effective constituent management - 18 November

Who is the course for? 

This online workshop is for Electroate Office staff who work with members of the public.

About this course 

This course will help you identify and develop skills to deal with mental health incidents, build resilience and a supportive team environment to provide the best support for members of the office and the public.

What you will learn 

Throughout the session, you will:

  • understand common psychosocial characteristics you may encounter when dealing with constituents
  • recognise early warning signs and manage threats safely
  • recognise impacts on mental health
  • apply practical interventions and access support services, strategies and tools to assist all stakeholders

Eligibility to attend 

All MOP(S) Act employees.

Cost

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

Register

To participate in this course, log in to MOP(S) Learning.


 

 

Event Instance Location

Women in Leadership 14 and 17 December 2020

Who is the course for? 

This course is tailored for women, however all staff who are interested in developing their leadership skills are invited to attend. 

We are also offering an Inspiring Leadership course which is gender neutral to cover similar concepts.

About this course 

This course identifies characteristics of great female leadership and some of the challenges we face as women and how to build your legacy in leadership into the future.

What you will learn 

Throughout the day, you will learn how to:

  • Identify your personal leadership style
  • Develop strategies to lead with confidence
  • Develop strategies to influence, motive and inspire others
  • Developing an enduring and powerful network that supports and advocates for each other

How the course is delivered 

Due to COVID restrictions, this course will be delivered as an online class over two sessions, via GovTEAMS on 14 December and 17 December.

Eligibility

Courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, are provided free of charge.

Register

To participate in this course, log in to MOP(S) Learning.

 

Event Instance Location

Suicide awareness – LivingWorks Start Program

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to recognise when someone is thinking about suicide and to connect them to help and support.

About this course

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age.

Stressful life events, trauma, mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse are some of the contributing factors to suicide. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker who may be at risk of suicide. By helping to dispel the fear and stigma around suicide, the LivingWorks Start program contributes to an open and supportive community where people at risk can get the help they need to stay safe.

How the course is delivered

This course is facilitated through online learning across 4 modules (approx. 1 hour, self-directed).

Learning Outcomes

Participating in the LivingWorks Start training, you'll learn how to keep someone safe from suicide and connect them with help and support. This program teaches valuable skills and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. You will gain awareness, readiness and confidence to help people within your community.

Eligibility

This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees and is provided as part of the Professional Development Program.

Event Instance Location
Cost

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge.

Registration
  • To register please complete the registration details below and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.
  • Your registration will be confirmed by email.
  • For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Who is the course for?

Anyone who recognises the need to understand and assist people experiencing poor mental health and help those experiencing a mental health crisis.

About this course

Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation.

How the course is delivered

This course is facilitated in two parts:

  • Digital online learning (approx. 6 - 8 hours, self-directed)
  • Half-day face to face 

You must attend the half-day training within 3 months of completing the digital content. To access the half-day training, you must provide your preferred MHFA session details to the MOPS Training team

Learning Outcomes

Becoming a Mental Health First Aider will mean you are more able to assist someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Eligibility

This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees and is provided as part of the Professional Development Program.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Cost: 

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge. However, the costs of any travel by electorate employees may be met from within your employing parliamentarian’s Electorate Support Budget.

Electorate employees of parliamentarians whose electorate offices are outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities should check their eligibility to use additional trips for training. Employees accessing these trips should clearly mark their Staff Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim as being for attendance at PDP, to ensure that the costs are not debited against the Electorate Support Budget.

View list of Senators and Members whose employees are eligible for Additional Trips for Training

 

Staff Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim form - IPEA

If you have any questions regarding your travel, please contact IPEA.

Registration

Registration: 

  • To register please complete the registration details and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.
  • Your registration will be confirmed by email.
  • For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.