In 2012, the Australian Human Rights Commission recorded that one in four women and one in six men reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can occur in any workplace and is a largely unidentified risk for many organisations. It’s important to ensure that your workers can recognise what constitutes sexual harassment, how it can affect others and what to do if they are exposed to it.
This course has been designed as a refresher to foundation sexual harassment compliance training, so that your workers can stay up-to-date with their duties and obligations under Australian law.
At the beginning of the course, a pre-assessment determines the learner’s knowledge gaps so that they will only be required to consume content related to the areas they’ve been identified as deficient in.
The course contains videos, infographics and risk management strategies, presented in the style of interactive social media sites. It’s also responsive, enabling optimal user experience on smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, so users can complete their training on their preferred device.
This course covers the following topics.
- Defining sexual harassment
- Defining what is not sexual harassment
- Defining the workplace
- The law
- Sexual harassment and the law
- Organisational and worker obligations
- Reasonable steps
- Impacts and getting help
- Consequences of sexual harassment
- Resolving and escalating sexual harassment complaints
- Dealing with sexual harassment accusations
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 in relation to sexual harassment is how the conduct is perceived, not how it is intended
- define the legal definition of a ‘workplace’
- demonstrate 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.
By implementing this course your organisation can:
- minimise the likelihood of sexual harassment in connection with the workplace
- reduce the risk of being found vicariously liable for workplace sexual harassment claims
- deliver comprehensive and cost-effective sexual harassment training to a wide range of workers
- foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate sexual harassment
- mitigate the risk of reputational damage owing to sexual harassment incidents in the workplace.
The content contained in this course is suitable for workers:
- across the public and private sectors
- at all levels of an organisation
- that are ethnically and linguistically diverse
- that have a broad range of technical skills.
Depending on the learner’s pre-assessment results, the course will take up to 25 minutes to complete.