The S.A.F.E. Files - Workplace bullying

Description


Workplace bullying is one of the more common complaints received by the Fair Work Commission. While workplace laws and public education campaigns have reduced the incidence of bullying in Australian workplaces, it is the obligation of all workers to be aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace bullying.

This course provides legally compliant advice about employer and worker responsibilities in relation to workplace bullying. In this course, you’ll learn about what workplace bullying is, the impacts that it can have, what the consequences can be, and how you can help prevent it. The content is delivered using simple language and graphic storytelling to engage the learner and improve knowledge retention.

This course was created in partnership with award-winning Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce the incidence of workplace bullying
  • protect organisational brand and reputation from damage related to unlawful workplace behaviour
  • deliver comprehensive and cost-effective appropriate workplace behaviour training to a wide range of individuals in the workplace
  • strengthen employee engagement by implementing best practice compliance with appropriate workplace behaviour laws.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics.

  • State and territory definitions of bullying and occupational violence
  • The distinction between how a behaviour is intended and how it is received
  • The difference between legitimate performance management and bullying
  • The impacts of workplace bullying
  • How to deal with workplace bullying
  • The causes of workplace bullying
  • Definition of the workplace and where the law applies
  • The legal consequences and penalties that apply to bullying in the workplace.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • describe behaviours that constitute workplace bullying and why it isn’t acceptable in the workplace
  • identify the ‘workplace’ and where the law applies
  • list the impacts of workplace bullying
  • outline the process for handling bullying in the workplace
  • model behaviours that reduce the likelihood of workplace bullying occurring
  • foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate bullying in the workplace.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public and private sector workers
  • workers, executives and board members at all levels of an organisation.

Duration

This course should take about 40 minutes to complete.

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