Workplace bullying and harassment places staffs' health, safety and well-being at risk and may lead to psychological and/or physical injury and also contribute to other injuries occurring.

Bullying and harassment often continues unchecked, as people don’t want to talk about it.

Bullies come in all shapes and sizes; they can be men or women, managers, supervisors, colleagues and the people you support or carers.

This program has been developed in assisting you in developing an understanding of what is and what is not Bullying and Harassment.

We also focus on what constitutes harassment and the impact it has on individuals and on the workplace.

The module is divided up into 15 units. They include:

The workplace should develop a Code of Acceptable Behaviour and a No Bullying Policy. The policy should be developed in consultation with Health and Safety Committees, workers and unions.

Unit 1 - What is bullying?
Unit 2 - Social media and Internet
Unit 3 - What is workplace bullying and harassment?
Unit 4 - What is not workplace bullying?
Unit 5 - Abuse of management or supervisory power
Unit 6 – Bystanders can be prosecuted
Unit 7 - Psychological Injury Lodged as a result of Workplace Bullying and/or Harassment
Unit 8 - What is Harassment?
Unit 9 - Workplace Costs of Bullying and Harassment
Unit 10 - Relevant Legislation and the law
Unit 11 – All workers can assist in curbing bullying and harassment at work
Unit 12 - Within your workplace
Unit 13 - What the worker and your employer should do
Unit 14 - Encourage workers to come forward
Unit 15 - Behaviour at Work

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this module you will:

• Develop an understanding of what is and what is not bullying behaviour within the workplace;

• Develop an understanding of what constitutes harassment within the workplace;

• Develop an understanding of knowing what to do if workplace bullying or harassment is happening to you or to another person;

• Develop an understanding of awareness strategies which can be implemented to prevent workplace bullying and harassment occurring within the workplace;

• Develop an understanding of the importance of embracing a pro-active risk management approach in addressing workplace bullying and harassment; and

• Develop an understanding of the relevant legislations and of the employer and worker obligations to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all workers.

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