About AWPTI

Phil O'Brien Workplace Investigator & TrainerAbout AWPTI

We specialise in the providing training and investigation of workplace issues such as reasonable management action, workplace misconduct, bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, misuse of resources including internet, email and IT, fraud and theft. We also provide HR consultancy services.

AWPTI – workplace investigations iprovided nationally and workplace training provioded national and internationally. enquiries@awpti.com.au

For more details of our training programs and investigations services and our HR Support

The principal of Australian Workplace Training and Investigation (AWPTI) Phil O’Brien is a highly experienced and skilled workplace investigator, Lawyer and former member of the NSW Police who can guide you through the minefield of workplace investigations.

Phil has extensive experience handling complex investigations in to all areas of misconduct including bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, fraud, theft and other interpersonal issues including assault, threatening behaviour and grievances.

In addition Phil is a higher engaging trainer specialising in management, investigation and employee training in the areas of reasonable management action, performance management, complaint handling and investigation, misconduct, bullying, harassment and all other workplace issues. https://awpti.com.au/training/

After having worked for a number of years as a senior investigator for Wise Workplace and having built a respected and highly regarded reputation Phil decided that it was time to start AWPTI to enable him to provide a continually higher level of service and at more competitive rates.

At present Phil works with a number of law and investigation firms providing investigation and training services on a consultancy basis, and in addition is an adjunct lecturer/tutor at the school of Business and HR University of Notre Dame Sydney, teaching Business and Employment Law, HR policy and Employment relations.

Phil is a former member of the New South Wales Police and an admitted solicitor in NSW.
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AWPTI has been appointed by a number of NSW Local Councils to conduct investigation and Code of Conduct reviews.

AWPTI – workplace investigations based Sydney conducting investigations nationwide including through-out NSW, QLD, WA, SA and territories.

Workplace training Australia wide and internationally in person or remotely via Zoom or Teams

Misconduct investigations, bullying investigations, harassment investigations & sexual harassment investigations, complaint investigations, grievance investigations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology) .
  • Certificate IV – Government Investigations
  • Certificate IV – Training & Assessment
  • Certificate III – Investigation services
  • Commonwealth of Australia – Baseline Protected Security Clearance
  • Commercial and Private Investigator Master Licence – 411939151
  • Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW

Memberships and Attendance

  • Member Professional AHRI
  • Corruption Prevention Network Annual Forum 2015
  • NSW Ombudsman Handling Serious Incidents in the Disability Sector – 2016
  • NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption – Forum for Probity Service Providers 2018

Organisations assisted with workplace investigations, training or HR Support

  • 3M
  • Aboriginal Land Council NSW
  • Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT
  • Aboriginal Justice Centre – ACT
  • Ability Options
  • Accor Hotels
  • Allegan Pty Ltd
  • Albury-Wodonga Health
  • Apra/Amcos
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Aruma Ltd
  • Ashfield Baptist Homes
  • ATB Morton Group
  • Australian Association of National Advertisers
  • Australian Bio Research
  • Australian Doctors International
  • Australian Greens
  • Australian National University
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Turf Club
  • Australaccueil Pty Ltd
  • Autism Community Network
  • Avenue Bank
  • AVEO Group
  • Aviagen Australia
  • Axiata Group
  • Balmain and Co
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • B E Campbell
  • Biomerieux Pty Ltd
  • Bridge Housing
  • Burns & Burns Real estate
  • Central Coast Living Options
  • Certis Security Australia
  • City, Coast Country Training
  • Christadelphian Aged Care
  • Choice Magazine
  • CIT Solutions
  • Club Marconi
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • Collaborate HR
  • College of Event Management Sydney
  • Comfortable Cabcharge Australia
  • ComfortDelGro Corporation
  • Coomera Anglican College
  • Cranbrook School
  • Crown Relocations
  • Drug & Alcohol Solutions Australia
  • DP World Sydney
  • Drug & Alcohol Solutions Australia
  • Elecnor/Green Light Contractors
  • Endotherapeutics Pty Ltd
  • Epay Worldwide
  • Esperence Port Sea and Land
  • Fairhaven Services
  • Finding Yellow
  • Fletcher Building
  • Flinders University
  • Gamuda Engineering
  • Garvan Institute
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • Groupon Pty Ltd
  • Guthy Renker Pty Ltd
  • GWA Group
  • Harris Farm Markets
  • Hasting Co-op/Mitre 10 Limited
  • Hepatitis NSW
  • HDI SE Global Australia
  • Hireup
  • Howden Australia
  • Hungry Jacks Pty Ltd
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Hydraulic Controls Pty Ltd
  • Info Track
  • ING Bank
  • Intec Credit Union
  • IRT – In Home Care
  • J K Williams
  • Jurlique International
  • Kari Ltd
  • KJ Ross & Associates
  • K-Mart
  • Koala Sleep Pty Ltd
  • Korn Ferry
  • Kone Elevators
  • Lander & Rogers Lawyers
  • Laminex
  • Laser Clinics Australia
  • Laverty Pathology
  • Legalwise Seminars
  • LG Pty Ltd
  • Licelle Holdings
  • Linfox/Armaguard
  • Link Up NSW
  • Liquid HR
  • Lithgow Aged Care
  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Mai-Wel Group
  • Malek Fahd Islamic School
  • Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Aid
  • Mantra Hotels
  • Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation
  • Marley Spoon
  • Mount St Joseph School
  • MVS Valuers
  • MWP Care
  • NACCO Materials Handling
  • Nestle Pty Ltd
  • New Crest Mining
  • NextGen.Net
  • Northern Co-operative Meat Company
  • Northern Land Council
  • One Door Mental Health
  • Open Colleges
  • Orica Pty Ltd
  • Pandora Pty Ltd
  • PepsiCo Pty Ltd
  • Prysmian Group
  • RACV
  • Rawson Homes
  • Revesby Worker’s Club
  • Rotor Studios
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • RSPCA – ACT
  • Salvation Army
  • Sanitarium Pty Ltd
  • SBS
  • Serco Australia Pty Ltd
  • Seton Villa Ltd
  • Sharp Corporation of Australia
  • Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd
  • SNP Security
  • Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
  • SSX Security Group
  • State Library of NSW
  • St George Community Housing
  • St Lucy’s School
  • St Luke’s School
  • Stramit Pty Ltd
  • Surf Life Saving Queensland
  • Sustainable Timber Tasmania
  • Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
  • Sydney Living Museums
  • The Sisters of Our Lady of China
  • The Sisters of Saint Joseph
  • Tilly & Wills Hotels
  • Toll People
  • Torrens University
  • Tradelink
  • University of Note Dame University Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Uniting Care Burnside
  • UTS College
  • UTS Insearch
  • Veolia Pty Ltd
  • Waste Aid NSW
  • Western Sydney Medicare Local
  • Western Sydney University
  • Wavelength Pty Ltd
  • Ventia Pty Ltd
  • Victorian Department of Human Services
  • YMCA Canberra
  • Young Life Australia

Local Government

  • Ashfield City Council
  • Broken Hill City Council
  • Cessnock City Council
  • City of Ryde Council
  • Dungog Shire Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Leichhardt City Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Mosman City Council
  • Strathfield City Council
  • Upper Hunter Valley Shire Council
  • Wagga Wagga City Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Weddin Shire Council
  • Wollondilly Shire Council
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Wyndham City Council

State Government

  • ACT Legislative Assembly
  • NSW Attorney General and Justice
  • NSW Crown Holiday Park Trust
  • NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office
  • NSW Department of Customer Service
  • NSW Department of Finance, Service & Innovation
  • NSW Department of Health Pathology North
  • NSW Department of Justice
  • NSW Department of Trade & Investment
  • NSW Department of Trade and Investment
  • NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman
  • NSW  Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission
  • NSW Health Pathology
  • NSW Police
  • NSW Roads and Maritime Authority
  • NSW State Emergency Service
  • NSW Trustee & Guardian
  • NSW Water & Energy Ombudsman
  • Business NSW
  • Destination NSW
  • Transport for NSW

Commonwealth Government

  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • Australian Research Council
  • Australian Skills Quality Authority
  • Commonwealth Department of Defence
  • Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet
  • Commonwealth Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Phil has also works or has worked as a consultant investigator for

  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers
  • Maddocks Lawyers
  • Makinson d’Apice Lawyers
  • McPherson Kelly Lawyers
  • Sparke Helmore lawyers
  • FCB Workplace Law
  • Donovan Oates Hannaford Lawyers
  • CLB Lawyers
  • Teddington Legal
  • Centuim Group
  • Wise Workplace