Response, Investigation and Management of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Mining)

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 (DEMIRS) 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. It provides a progressive build of skills in response, investigation, and management of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Duration: 4 days
Dates: See below
Location: North Lake
Price:

Non-member $1750 ($875 Level 1, $875 Level 2)
Member $1500 ($750 Level 1, $750 Level 2)

This two-level 4-day program is heavily subsidised by DEMIRS under the WA Government’s Mental Awareness Respect & Safety (MARS) Program.

First 2 days of the program = Level 1:  Do No Harm: Support and Trauma Informed Considerations
Last 2 days of the program = Level 2 Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing with Authorities

The 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 in the WA Mining sector. The program will equip participants to respond to and/or conduct trauma-informed sexual harassment investigations that protect the rights of both individuals and organisations and comply with best practice approaches.

Trigger warning: This course contains content that could be triggering or distressing for some individuals. If you are sensitive to this topic or have experienced sexual harassment in the past, please ensure you have some self-care strategies in place including a person to call for support.

Who Should Attend:
All WA mining representatives responsible for, or involved in reponding to, investigating and managing incidents of a sensitive nature including​:

  • Health & Safety leaders, professionals and practitioners
  • Human Resources practitioners and professionals
  • Employee representatives, including H&S Representatives
  • Operational leaders, including Frontline Supervisors
  • Frontline workers performing the role of first responders or peer supporters

Examples of supporting industry companies include transportation, camp/site services/management, and operational service providers.

If you are from general industry and wish to take part in this course please register your interest below and we will let you know when the course becomes available.

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Name Date Time Location
Level 1: Do No Harm: Support And Trauma Informed Considerations 29 July - 30 July 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 2: Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing With Authorities 31 July - 1 August 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 1: Do No Harm: Support And Trauma Informed Considerations 2 September - 3 September 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 2: Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing With Authorities 4 September - 5 September 2024 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 1: Do No Harm: Support And Trauma Informed Considerations 3 February - 4 February 2025 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 2: Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing With Authorities 5 February - 6 February 2025 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 1: Do No Harm: Support And Trauma Informed Considerations 17 March - 18 March 2025 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake
Level 2: Natural Justice: Reporting, Investigation & Dealing With Authorities 19 March - 20 March 2025 08:30 am - 04:30 pm WHS Foundation North Lake

Through reflective learning, peer support & practical application, participants will:

  • Understand how trauma can impact sexual harassment investigations & the risks to people’s wellbeing in a sexual harassment investigation
  • Understand & be able to apply trauma informed considerations to manage risks
  • Be competent in arranging & conducting interviews in a trauma-informed fashion
  • Recognise & apply the relevant legal obligations of the organisation relating to reporting & responding
  • Understand protection of the relevant legal rights of individuals & organisations, & preservation of potential evidence
  • Be able to provide a set of referral options when assisting those presenting with trauma indicators
Student TypePrice
Member$1500
Non-Member$1750

This subsidised rate is only for WA mining and supporting industry participants, (mining operators and bonafide supporting industries that are critical to operations (like camp staff and engineering contractors).

This course is strictly for the WA mining industry.

For other industry or states, or for more information, please email contact@whsfoundation.org.au

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