The S.A.F.E. Files - Sexual harassment in the workplace


Sexual harassment can have a range of serious physical and psychological impacts for those who experience it. It can also expose organisations to costly legal action. It is the obligation of all workers to be aware of their rights and responsibilities with relation to sexual harassment and behave accordingly.

This course has been designed to provide legally compliant training covering employer and worker responsibilities in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace including what behaviours it encompasses and the negative impacts that it can have. 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 sexual harassment in the workplace
  • reduce the risk of being found vicariously liable for a sexual harassment claim made in the workplace
  • protect organisational brand and reputation from damage related to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • deliver comprehensive and cost-effective sexual harassment training to a wide range of workers
  • strengthen employee engagement by implementing best practice compliance with sexual harassment laws.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • State and territory definitions of key legal terms regarding sexual harassment
  • Behaviours that constitute sexual harassment
  • Definition of the workplace and where the law applies
  • Causes of sexual harassment
  • Tools of sexual harassment
  • Impacts of sexual harassment
  • Personal and organisational costs associated with sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Costs and consequences of sexual harassment
  • Victimisation
  • Making and resolving complaints.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • define sexual harassment
  • identify behaviours that may constitute sexual harassment
  • distinguish that the focus of the law is how the conduct is received, not how it is intended
  • identify the ‘workplace’ and where the law applies
  • show behaviours that reduce the likelihood of sexual harassment occurring in connection with the workplace
  • describe the consequences of sexual harassment
  • list the benefits of eliminating sexual harassment 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.


This course should take about 40 minutes to complete.

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