Phil O'Brien Workplace Investigator & TrainerDue to current workplace restrictions we are now able to conduct investigations and training remotely, investigations by phone,  Zoom or MS Teams and training via Zoom or Teams. We are still available to conduct face to face investigations and training.

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 in Sydney and through-out NSW, QLD and Victoria workplace training national wide. enquiries@awpti.com.au

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

For news about what’s happening at AWPTI and our new projects check out our News page

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. http://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 currently holds a NSW solicitor’s practising certificate.
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AWPTI has been appointed by a number of NSW Local Councils to conduct investigation and Code of Conduct reviews. Details here

Our Consultants & Associates – AWPTI is part of a larger network on highly experienced workplace investigators and trainers – more details

AWPTI – workplace investigations Sydney and through-out NSW, QLD and Victoria. Workplace training national wide
Misconduct investigations, bullying investigations, harassment investigations & sexual harassment investigations, complaint investigations, grievance investigations


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Art (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
Aboriginal Land Council NSW
Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT
Aboriginal Justice Centre – ACT
Ability Options
Accor Hotels
ACT Legislative Assembly
Allegan Pty Ltd
Albury-Wodonga Health
Anytime Fitness
Aruma Ltd
Australian Bio Research
Australian Greens
Australian Red Cross
Australian Skills Quality Authority
Australian Institute of Sport
Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Australian Research Council
Australaccueil Pty Ltd
Ashfield City Council
Broken Hill City Council
City of Ryde Council
Fairfield City 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
Willoughby City Council
Wyndham City Council
Wollondilly Shire Council
Wollongong City Council
Bayer Healthcare
B E Campbell
Biomerieux Pty Ltd
Bridge Housing
Burns & Burns Real estate
Certis Security Australia
City, Coast Country Training
Christadelphian Aged Care
Choice Magazine
CIT Solutions
Club Marconi
Cochlear Ltd
Collaborate HR
Comfortable Cabcharge Australia
ComfortDelGro Corporation
Commonwealth Department of Defence
Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet
Commonwealth Department of Veteran’s Affairs
College of Event Management Sydney
Cranbrook School
Crown Relocations
DP World Sydney
Esperence Port Sea and Land
Fletcher Building
Flinders University
Garvan Institute
GHD Pty Ltd
Groupon Pty Ltd
Guthy Renker Pty Ltd
Harris Farm Markets
Hasting Co-op/Mitre 10 Limited
Hepatitis NSW
HDI SE Global Australia
Howden Australia
Hungry Jacks Pty Ltd
Hyder Consulting
Hydraulic Controls Pty Ltd
Info Track
ING Bank
Intec Credit Union
IRT – In Home Care
Jurlique International
KJ Ross & Associates
Koala Sleep Pty Ltd
Korn Ferry
Kone Elevators
Lander & Rogers Lawyers
Laser Clinics Australia
Laverty Pathology
LG Pty Ltd
Licelle Holdings
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
Marley Spoon
Mount St Joseph School
MVS Valuers
NACCO Materials Handling
Nestle Pty Ltd
Northern Co-operative Meat Company
Northern Land Council
NSW Attorney General and Justice
NSW Crown Holiday Park Trust
NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office
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 Health Pathology
NSW Police
NSW Roads and Maritime Authority
NSW State Emergency Service
NSW Trustee & Guardian
NSW Water & Energy Ombudsman
Transport for NSW
One Door Mental Health
Open Colleges
Orica Pty Ltd
Pandora Pty Ltd
PepsiCo Pty Ltd
Rawson Homes
Revesby Worker’s Club
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Salvation Army
Sanitarium Pty Ltd
Serco Australia Pty Ltd
Seton Villa Ltd
Sharp Corporation of Australia
Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd
SNP Security
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
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Sydney Living Museums
The Sisters of Our Lady of China
The Sisters of Saint Joseph
Toll People
Torrens University
University of Note Dame University Sydney
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

Phil has also works or has worked as a consultant investigator for
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers
McPherson Kelly Lawyers
Sparke Helmore lawyers
FCB Workplace Law
Donovan Oates Hannaford Lawyers
CLB Lawyers
Teddington Legal
Centuim Group
Wise Workplace