Sexual harassment is a persistent and a significant problem within the workplaces in Australia. Recent revisions of the laws, court cases, and complaints have identified that 54% of women report experiencing workplace sexual harassment regularly, making it the most common type of workplace psychological hazard. However, this number could be higher as the majority of people who do experience sexual harassment in the workplace don’t report it. Employers can reduce the risk of sexual harassment by promoting and providing strong workplace sexual harassment intervention, prevention training programs.
It’s time to put a stop to workplace sexual harassment, once and for all.
Onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training is a method of educating and increase awareness about this widespread problem, and preventing it from occurring within the workplaces.
We are committed to delivering our Onsite Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training across all Australian states and territories. Regardless of your location, be it SA, WA, NT, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, or NSW, our mission is to ensure that your workplace is conducive and free from any form of sexual harassment. Our onsite training is designed to equip your team with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent, identify and effectively handle any cases of sexual harassment. We believe that a safe and respectful workplace boosts productivity and enhances employee engagement.
Join us in creating safer workplaces across Australia.
We offer this course face-to-face or online through zoom training that lasts 4-5 hours.
This premium course was developed for all stakeholders within a workplace, this includes employees, managers, supervisors, and leaders by Sebnem Bulan-Worth. It is designed to increase all stakeholders understanding of workplace sexual harassment, improve handling and responding to employee concerns and in due course prevent this serious workplace issue.
This course is developed based on years of research, cases and best practice. It covers the potential consequences for both individuals and workplaces if things go ‘wrong’. Increases knowledge on how to avoid this happening. Most importantly, Onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training course will also be tailored to align with your organisation’s policies and procedures. The course also will outline what an individual can do at work if they are concerned about behaviours.
- Module 1 – Introduction to workplace sexual harassment
- Module 2 – Understanding Workplace Sexual Harassment
- Module 3 – Sexual Harassment and Australian laws
- Module 4 –Creating a safe workplace
- Module 5 – Preventing workplace sexual harassment
Our course includes, theory, open discussions, group activities, practical scenarios from real court cases, review of the recent court outcomes.
In essence, workplace sexual harassment prevention exercises and activities contribute to the creation, development, and maintenance of a safe working environment for all workers.
The course activities will aim to achieve:
Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in this course by:
- Develop a greater understanding of human rights issues.
- Make them more confident in their decisions.
- Give them the chance to find informed, practical solutions.
- They’ll be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in the workplace.
- The following results are expected:
As a result of these resources, participants should be able to:
- Workplace violence and sexual harassment can be caused by stereotypes and gender roles.
- Make sure you know what sexual harassment is, how to fight it, and how to prevent it.
- Establish responsibilities and rights in the workplace.
- Make sense of their own experiences by applying human rights principles
- Improve your decision-making and cooperative learning skills.
The following resources and activities are available:
- An educational video about workplace harassment.
- Participate in a group activity to identify unacceptable workplace behavior. The review of real court cases and their outcomes also includes role plays, case studies, and review of actual court cases.
- A course manual on workplace sexual harassment is available in the resource file.
- Taking a quiz about workplace harassment.
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- Course manual
- Course certificate
This course is a non-accredited course. On completion of the course, successful students will get a Certificate of Attendance. There is no formal assessment as there is no formal evaluation as there is no formal assessment as there is no formal assessment.
Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is a vital investment for every organization, ensuring a safe and respectful work environment. WHS and Training Compliance Solutions provides comprehensive onsite training services across SA, WA, NT, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, and NSW. Our training is designed to educate employees about appropriate workplace behavior, helping to prevent sexual harassment. Contact us today for a cost quote on our onsite training solutions. Our expertise in ensuring a harassment-free workplace will not only uphold your company’s reputation but also contribute to increased productivity and employee satisfaction. Secure your workplace against sexual harassment with our specialized training solutions.
As many as 20 people are welcome. Contact for more information.
Fees will depend on course number of attendees. Discounts apply for multiple bookings. Travel outside Brisbane will incur travel expenses.
Who Needs to attend onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training?
The goal of the WHS for Managers and Supervisors programme is to give managers and supervisors with the information and skills they need to carry out their WHS duties. Managers, line managers, supervisors, and anybody else who wants to learn more about workplace health and safety.
All members of an organisation’s workforce that includes:
- Boards of Directors, managing directors, chief executive officer
- Employees, contract workers, volunteers- (new and existing)
- Managers, supervisors, team leaders
Managers and supervisors must be given additional specialised training on how to properly handle and manage cases of sexual harassment within the workplace.
Onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training is essential for everyone engaged in an organisation, regardless of their role or location. This includes Boards of Directors, managing directors, chief executive officers, employees, contract workers, and volunteers, both new and existing, in all states including SA, WA, NT, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, NSW. Managers, line managers, supervisors, team leaders and even suppliers are required to partake in this critical training.
The Onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training aims at equipping these individuals with the necessary information and skills to effectively execute their WHS duties. This onsite training promotes a safer, respectful and more productive work environment.
WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd is a renowned provider of onsite training across Australia, including in SA, WA, NT, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, and NSW. We specialize in workplace sexual harassment prevention training, helping organizations to create a safe and respectful environment for all employees. Our comprehensive training modules clarify what constitutes sexual harassment, from unwelcome promises of rewards for sexual favours to more severe forms of abuse or assault. We aim to mitigate this psychological hazard which can significantly impact an individual’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Equip your team with the knowledge and tools to prevent sexual harassment with our quality onsite training solutions.
What to do to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace by following these rules and guidelines
Employers can reduce the risk of sexual harassment by taking a different approach to addressing the issue and create an inclusive workplace by taking a different approach to prevention and intervention. Here are a few strategies to prevent sexual harassment at work.
- Clearly communicate to all employees that sexual harassment prevention is a company’s top priority for all employees in the organization
There is an increasing sense of responsibility and the requirement to be more proactive at work. Companies are required to take steps to educate and inform their employees about the types of behaviour that will be not tolerated in the workplace, as well as the consequences of such behaviour. All staff meetings, smaller team meetings, internal company communications, and more should focus on communicating these policies and the principles they reflect throughout the year.
- There is a need for organizations to periodically review sexual harassment policies and procedures.
It is a common misconception that policies and procedures are inflexible and unchanging, and once they are created, they are forever in place, which isn’t always true.
There is much more to creating an effective sexual harassment prevention policy and procedure manual than just slapping it on a shelf and letting it sit there for years. The policies and procedures of an organization should be viewed as living documents that grow as the organization grows and adapts to the changing business climate in which it finds itself. In spite of the fact that the core elements of a policy may remain the same, the details should change in relation to business and industry as time goes on.
- Provide training to ensure that employees and management understand what sexual harassment is.
The issue of sexual harassment at work may seem to be obvious, but employers need to ensure that their employees have an understanding of exactly what types of actions and behaviours are inappropriate, so they can avoid being affected by it in the future. Having said that, this isn’t just about gross acts of physical contact that are inappropriate in any way. There are many different types of sexual harassment, including making inappropriate sexual comments, displaying or watching inappropriate content, and engaging in other behaviors that are objectionable and undesirable. When employees are aware that these actions are unacceptable, it is easier for them to understand how to avoid making future claims of sexual harassment, if they understand that these actions are not acceptable.
Equally important is that executives, managers, and employees are taught how to recognize and report subtle forms of sexual harassment as well. It is important to remember that these low-risk behaviours or comments not only damage working relationships and team culture; they can also escalate into more severe forms of harassment if left unchecked.
- It is important to keep the training on sexual harassment prevention positive at all times
In general, employees do not do well when they are accused or directly asserted that they are doing something wrong, that they are untrustworthy, or that they are assumed to be guilty of engaging in undesirable behaviour. Often, sexual harassment training focuses on the negative what not to do, which can lead employees to believe they are part of the problem; that is, if left to their own devices, they will harass others. Positive approaches work better to get the message across and engage employees in creating and maintaining the desired environment.
By engaging employees in the solution to harassment in the workplace, motivating them to help promote a respectful culture, and assuming they want to do the right thing, you can shape employee behaviour much more effectively than by focusing on bad behaviour and consequences.
- Emphasis on roles and responsibilities on professional and respectful behaviour
There is more success in engaging and influencing employees and managers when a strong emphasis is placed on professional, respectful behaviour than when the focus is on identifying legal violations. In addition to required legal compliance content, ensure that your company’s values, policies, and culture are reflected in additional guidance and examples.
- Increase training on bystander Sexual Harassment Intervention
Managing, supervising, and monitoring harassment around the clock is impossible for HR leaders, managers, and supervisors. But, by training employees training on bystander Sexual Harassment Intervention can boost the odds that incidents or warning signs of harassment will be seen, reported and acted upon and even prevented. It is not only HR’s responsibility to prevent and intervene in sexual harassment at work. Each and every employee is. Training employees for bystander sexual harassment intervention can increase a positive, respectful culture by:
- Preventing sexual harassment or recognizing its signs.
- In the aftermath of harm, supporting others.
- Taking formal action to report harassment.
- Attracting the support and loyalty of others.
It is not always comfortable for employees to intervene on their own. It could simply be a matter of contacting HR or management.
- Enhance employee participation by engaging them as social influencers
To ensure that harassment-free environments are supported, key employees should be encouraged to act as social influencers. Involve influential employees in sexual harassment intervention and prevention efforts. Ask them for feedback on how to improve communication and prevention training.
- Promptly and pro-actively intervene if there is any evidence of workplace sexual harassment at the work place
The employees who feel they cannot report workplace sexual harassment issues may stop reporting these incidents, and the employees who will commit harm may feel empowered to commit their actions. In order to address sexual harassment complaints in the workplace effectively, employers must respond promptly, conduct an objective review and investigation, impose meaningful consequences as necessary, and inform the reporter as soon as possible.
By implementing these preventative and intervention strategies at work, you can build a respectful and supportive work culture while improving sexual harassment prevention strategies. Ensure that the training you provide on sexual harassment prevention doesn’t go unnoticed, or worse, have the opposite effect from what you intended to occur as you send it out.
WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd is the leading training provider in Onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training for organisations across Australia.
Legislations outline that sexual harassment is a coercion of a sexual nature and the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favours. Sexual harassment includes a range of actions from mild misbehaviours to sexual abuse or assault.
Workplace sexual harassment is a major psychological hazard that can harm the wellbeing of individuals. It can impact individual’s physical and psychological health and happiness, as well as job performance.
Noncompliance with the laws can escalate to substantial costs for workplaces, including fines, loss of reputation and high levels of staff hiring and firing rate.
We invite you to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate for your onsite workplace sexual harassment prevention training. Our comprehensive program is designed to promote safe and respectful work environments across SA, WA, NT, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, and NSW. We are committed to providing cost-effective solutions and thus offer attractive group discounts.
For those who prefer digital learning environments, we also offer this comprehensive course on our interactive e-learning platform.
Achieve a harassment-free workplace with our onsite training tailored to meet your specific requirements. Reach out today to get started on your path towards a more respectful and inclusive workplace.