Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual Harassment Training Provider
* Is your organisation protecting it’s employees from sexual harassment?
* Has your organisation satisfied it’s duty of care when it comes to addressing sexual harassment?
* Do you have workplace training in place that ensures your employers understand what is sexual harassment, the behavioural expectations of your organisation and their rights and obligations
* Are you confident that you have taken all reasonable steps to  ensure that your employees are not subject to sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment Positive Duty

On 25 November 2022, the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 was passed into Law. The Act to implements recommendations from the AHRC 2020 Respect@Work report. It will significantly strengthen Australia’s regulatory framework in respect of sex discrimination, and in particular, sexual harassment.

The centrepiece of the Act is the introduction of a positive duty to prevent sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

The Act amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) by introducing a new positive duty for all employers to take ‘reasonable and proportionate measures’ to eliminate, as far as possible, unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sex-based harassment, hostile work environments and victimisation. This duty will coexist with existing duties under work health and safety laws, including the duty of employers to provide a safe working environment for workers, so far as reasonably practicable.

The Australian Human Rights Commission  concluded in the Respect@Work report that a positive duty shifts the burden from individuals making complaints to employers taking proactive and preventative action. As the positive duty is an ongoing duty, it shifts the emphasis from a complaints-based model to one where employers must continuously assess and evaluate whether they are meeting the requirements of the duty.

Under this new duty, it will be imperative that all employers and organisations adopt preventative measures to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, one of the most important preventative measures is training your employees to understand what sexual harassment is and that it is unlawful.

It is vitally important to note that from 12 December 2023, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) can inquire into compliance with the new positive duty. If non-compliance is reasonably suspected, the AHRC can issue a compliance notice and apply to the Federal Court for orders to direct compliance with the notice.

How is AWPTI Sexual Harassment Training 2024 and beyond different?

As a Sexual Harassment Training provider – We offer 4 versions of our highly sought after understanding sexual harassment in the workplace training programs that can be delivered to individuals or organisations.  We can deliver the training in person (for organisations only) or remotely via Zoom or MS Teams.

The courses have been designed and developed and are facilitated by Phil O’Brien, (more details here) a highly skilled and experienced workplace investigator and trainer.  The advantages of having Phil deliver the program for you are;

  • Your participants are able to hear about real life sexual harassment complaints and investigations rather then someone with no real world experience just reading off the script.
  • The sessions are highly engaging with many ‘real world stories’.
  • Your participants are able to ask questions and get answers relating to real life sexual harassment complaints and investigations.
  • We have found that listening to the real life examples and being able to engage and ask questions makes the sessions more enjoyable and very interesting.
  • Based on the feedback we have received, the sessions are engaging and entertaining.

For organisations or businesses who wish to have internal courses for their employees we have a flat rate with no limit on participants, please contact us for details, recommended if you have 3 or more participants.

In addition for organisations only this course can be conducted in person.  As I am based in Sydney an in person course outside of Sydney may incur travel and other expenses, please contact me and I arrange a detailed quote.

*****New for 2024*****

Understanding Sexual Harassment Employee and Managers video versions

 The employee version of the course presented by way of narration over PowerPoint and is approximately 60 minutes long (employee version) and 70 minutes long (Manager verrsion). The program can be purchased as a single 60 minute video or 10 minute session videos.

This version is currently available as a one-time purchase, Subscription based models are expected to be available mid-2024. For more details –

Sexual Harassment Training options