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We are pleased to present our 2024 program of employment, industrial relations and safety training, designed to empower human resources professionals, in-house legal counsel, line managers and people leaders with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace.

These practical and interactive workplace training programs offer you access to highly skilled lawyers and facilitators in employment, industrial relations and safety law, and provide an unrivalled opportunity for skills development.

Why should you attend?

Expert guidance

Our training programs are led by our experienced employment, industrial relations and safety law specialists, offering you direct access to their wealth of experience and expertise.

Practical and interactive

We believe in learning by doing. Our sessions are designed to be hands-on, engaging and interactive, ensuring you can apply your new knowledge in real-world situations.

Convenient online format

With four online sessions spread throughout 2024, you can learn from anywhere that suits you. Our live-streamed sessions allow for real-time interaction with our experts.

Comprehensive coverage

Our programs delve into the fundamentals of employment, industrial relations and safety, including the complexities you may face in your workplace. We also provide an overview of key legislative reforms and case law developments that significantly impact workplaces.

Great refresher and update on case law/ changes in the bargaining landscape. Pitched at an appropriate level and presenters were engaging and insightful. [It was] very professional and well run. Online worked well generally and it was great to be able to participate from interstate."

Employee Relations Specialist

I really enjoyed the format... Fantastic refresher and great reminder on key steps and big rocks for employers to keep in mind for process and key areas to watch out for."

Head of HR

You can read more client feedback here.


2024 program dates

Program

Session 

Employment Law Essentials - From Hiring to Firing

Wednesday 31 July 2024
10.00am – 3.00pm (AEST)

Industrial Relations & Enterprise Bargaining Essentials

Wednesday 21 August 2024
10.00am – 3.00pm (AEST)

Safety Law Essentials

Wednesday 11 September 2024
10.00am – 3.00pm (AEDT)

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Wednesday 16 October 2024
10.00am – 3.00pm (AEDT)

The programs run for 5 hours, with short breaks and a 30 minute lunch break included. The costs for attending each program is $845* (incl. GST). Participants will receive workbooks and notes in advance of the sessions. 

*You will qualify for a 10% discount if you enrol in 3 or more programs, or if there are 3 or more enrolments from your organisation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your professional skills and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving landscape of employment, industrial relations and safety. 

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Registration

If you are looking for employment, industrial relations and safety law training which is tailored to your organisation’s unique needs, please contact us to discuss how we can partner with you to design a learning program which is customised for your team.

For more information on our public programs or to enquire about customised programs, please call +61 3 9288 1105 or email [email protected]

CPD requirements

Recommended CPD point allocation: 4.5 points per webinar.

If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.

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Full program details

Employment Law Essentials: from hiring to firing

There are a myriad of laws that relate to engaging, managing and terminating employees. This program is designed to equip you with the fundamentals of employment law, from recruitment to termination.

Who should attend: This program is ideal for human resources practitioners, in-house counsel, line managers and people leaders who play a key role in advising on the law, policies, and processes that apply to recruitment, employment contracts, managing leave, and termination of employment. It is also particularly relevant for any person who has responsibility for supervising or managing employees and may face some of the issues that can impact on the employment relationship.

What you’ll learn: This online, interactive program will assist you to:

  • know which laws guide interactions between employers and employees, from hiring to firing, and how such laws interact with one another

  • understand the forms and types of engaging workers in the business, including the differences between employment (and forms of employment) and independent contractor relationships

  • understand the key legal concepts relating to workplace relations, equal opportunity and discrimination, bullying, performance management, misconduct and managing ill and injured employees

  • identify key risks and opportunities in relation to termination of employment, and how to effectively manage those risks (including common legal claims) as best as possible

  • apply the law to advise stakeholders and inform business strategy on human resources issues

  • understand the impact of recent legislative reform and case law on your business and how to operationalise those changes   

For detailed program information click below.

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Online

Wednesday 31 July 2024

10.00am – 3.00pm (AEST)
$845* (incl. GST)

Industrial Relations and Enterprise Bargaining Essentials 

All employers need to be aware of the complex collective bargaining options under the Fair Work Act and how to navigate the stringent procedures that exist. This program is designed to provide an introduction to Australia's industrial relations and enterprise bargaining framework to ensure you use the regime to your best advantage.

Who should attend: This program is ideal for human resources / employee relations practitioners, in-house counsel, line managers and people leaders with basic to moderate enterprise bargaining experience to develop their knowledge and skills ahead of upcoming bargaining rounds. It is also relevant for any person who will be a bargaining representative on behalf of an employer, or who may touch on enterprise bargaining generally, to obtain a fundamentals understanding of how enterprise bargaining works and key issues to keep front of mind.

What you’ll learn: This online, interactive program will assist you to understand:

  • the framework of Australia’s industrial relations laws, and how enterprise bargaining fits in with employment regulation
  • the different forms of enterprise agreements that exist, what they mean and when they may be most relevant (which has been an area of key legislative reform in recent years)
  • how bargaining commences, including the key procedural requirements that must be met
  • strategic considerations regarding bargaining and employee engagement, including how to prepare for bargaining, what considerations may be in play and what you should come armed with at the bargaining table
  • good faith bargaining laws and what they mean for bargaining representatives
  • the role and powers of the Fair Work Commission, unions and the courts during bargaining
  • the necessary procedural steps that are required to be undertaken in order to vote on a proposed enterprise agreement and how the Fair Work Commission approaches consideration of approval of such agreements (including the ‘better off overall test’ that is applied)
  • protected and unprotected industrial action, what these are, what consequences flow from taking such action and potential legal responses that may be taken in response
  • union right of entry and the (new) workplace delegates rights

For detailed program information click below.

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Online

Wednesday 21 August 2024

10.00am – 3.00pm (AEST)
$845* (incl. GST)

Safety Law Essentials

Work health and safety (WHS) compliance requires organisations to have a clear understanding of the corporate obligations they owe to ensure the business has in place effective arrangements to guard against all types of workplace health and safety risks applicable to operations. This program is designed to provide a clear explanation of the safety law framework in Australia, including practical guidance on the application of WHS laws in some specific areas of compliance including incident response, due diligence, mental health and sexual assault.

Who should attend: This program is ideal for human resource practitioners, WHS practitioners, in-house counsel, line managers and people leaders who may have responsibilities for or involvement in an employer’s management of its WHS obligations.

What you’ll learn: This online, interactive program will assist you to understand:

  • the primary corporate and individual responsibilities owed under WHS laws in Australia
  • the duty of ‘due diligence’ owed by officers of the organisation, and how the business can build a framework for compliance
  • the application of WHS laws in the context of managing mental health in the workplace
  • how the duties owed under WHS laws apply in the context of preventing and responding to sexual harassment
  • the key legal issues that will arise in the aftermath of a serious workplace incident.

For detailed program information click below.

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Online

Wednesday 11 September 2024

10.00am – 3.00pm (AEST)
$845* (incl. GST)

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Conducting a workplace investigation can be a daunting process – allegations can be difficult to identify, interviewing witnesses and analysing evidence can be time consuming and confusing, and making findings of fact can be complicated. After handling all the practical and technical difficulties, managing expectations and maintaining workplace harmony while carrying out your investigation may feel all but impossible. This program is designed to equip you with the skills to conduct a properly scoped workplace investigation that effectively manages legal risk and protects your business reputation.

Who should attend: This program is ideal for human resources practitioners, in-house counsel, line managers and people leaders who may have responsibility for or involvement in workplace investigations. This program is particularly focused on conducting employee misconduct investigations.

What you’ll learn: This online, interactive program will assist you to understand:

  • the reasons why it is important to conduct effective workplace investigations, when you should conduct a workplace investigation and what that investigation should look like
  • when to outsource an investigation and when to seek a report under legal professional privilege
  • how to plan an effective investigation which minimises legal risk
  • how to draft allegations, collect evidence and conduct interviews with complainants, respondents and witnesses
  • analyse some of the key issues that arise during the course of an investigation, such as managing complex responses from individuals, testing information that has been provided and drafting witness statements
  • how to make findings of fact, even in the face of conflicting witness evidence
  • how to draft an investigation report, including the key things that an investigation report should contain
  • how to conclude an investigation, such as taking disciplinary action for substantiated findings and communicating outcomes to relevant stakeholders

For detailed program information click below.

Download program

Online

Wednesday 16 October 2024

10.00am – 3.00pm (AEDT)
$845* (incl. GST)

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Feedback

Participant Feedback

I thought the session was excellent. [It was] very engaging and fantastic presenters. Excellent online delivery.

HR Advisor

Great refresher and update on case law/ changes in the bargaining landscape. Pitched at an appropriate level and presenters were engaging and insightful. [It was] very professional and well run. Online worked well generally and it was great to be able to participate from interstate.

Employee Relations Specialist

I really enjoyed the format - it’s hard online but technology worked well. Fantastic refresher and great reminder on key steps and big rocks for employers to keep in mind for process and key areas to watch out for.

Head of HR

The information is very clear, digestible and structured. The ability of the presenters to respond fully to participant questions is fantastic.

General Manager Human Resources

Very thorough and covered a lot of different topics. Presenters were engaging and knowledgeable

Corporate Counsel

Brilliant and very informative and easy to follow.

Disability Discrimination Solicitor

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