New Course Added: Response, Investigation and Management of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

We’ve just wrapped our first sessions of a newly created program in Response, Investigation and Management of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. 

The program was developed jointly by the WHS Foundation and our program partner FIFO Focus funded by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) under the government’s Mental Health Awareness and Respect (MARS) program.

This two-level 4-Day program is designed to develop internal capability to support change in the WA mining sector and improve the quality and experience of those affected by sexual harassment incidents and provides a progressive build of skills in response, investigation, and management of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Level 1: Do No Harm: Support And Trauma Informed Considerations

Level 1 trainers will be from FIFO Focus and are Registered psychologists, Endorsed Clinical Psychologists or Endorsed Organisational Psychologists.

Level 2: Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing With Authorities

Level 2 trainers will be from the WHS Foundation and are qualified trainers with a legal and WHS background.

The program will be of benefit to all WA mining industry personnel responsible for, or involved in responding to, investigating, or managing sexual harassment incidents in the workplace.

Subsidised funding has been made available for three courses for WA mining industry participants with the remaining two courses scheduled as follows:

• June 2023 course – Level 1: 20-21 June. Level 2: 22-23 June
• August 2023 course: Level 1: 1-2 August. Level 2 – 3-4 August

Here’s what our participants have said about the course:

Level 1 – participant comments   
“Could not be more impressed. Thankyou.”
“Facilitators super knowledgeable of trauma informed care.”
“Relevant to people working in the industry.”

Level 2 – participant comments
“Facilitators were very engaging and knowledgeable.”
“Good course. Very informative!”
“Helpful resources provided. Good info on IR, discrimination, EEO and WHS laws.”

Attendance at the above June and August DMIRS funded dates is limited to the mining industry – people working for a mining company or contractor related to mining operations.

If you are interested in attending this course and you are from outside the mining industry, please contact the WHS Foundation or (08) 9333 9999 we will contact you to discuss your training needs.

Bookings for the June and August DMIRS funded courses are through our program booking partner the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS).

To register for the upcoming sessions click below.