Does your organisation encourage a whistleblowing culture? Would you be confident to speak up if you witnessed improper behaviour in the workplace?

This course has been designed to provide legally compliant training about whistleblowing and public interest disclosure. It aims to help workers understand their responsibilities and obligations when faced with improper conduct in the workplace.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • demonstrate compliance with applicable Acts, laws and policies
  • raise worker awareness about improper behaviour and when to make a public interest disclosure
  • reduce the occurrence of improper behaviour in the workplace
  • minimise the risk of legal and financial penalties arising from improper behaviour in the workplace
  • protect organisational brand and reputation.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics.

  • General definitions of whistleblowing and public interest disclosure
  • Roles and responsibilities of employers and workers
  • Steps to take in the event of witnessing improper conduct
  • Protections and penalties.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • define a public interest disclosure
  • list examples of improper conduct in the workplace
  • distinguish legitimate business activities from improper conduct
  • identify who can make a public interest disclosure, when and about whom
  • identify the roles and responsibilities of organisations and workers in making public interest disclosures
  • describe key steps to take in the event of witnessing improper conduct
  • outline some of the protections afforded to whistleblowers
  • identify the benefits of an effective public interest disclosure process.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for public sector workers, contractors working within the public sector and those who may be affected by the decisions of public bodies or agencies.


This course should take about 30 minutes to complete.

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