Short course


Course overview

Few things can be more challenging than handling a serious complaint of misconduct in the workplace, particularly when it is an allegation of sexual discrimination or bullying. This course provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills to assess complaints, gather corroborative information, and make critical decisions based on investigation outcomes.

The Investigating Workplace Misconduct course includes case studies to highlight current case law and the latest research on methods of investigating workplace misconduct, including interviewing techniques and the accessibility of digital information.

This course is offered by AHRI in partnership with Wise Investigations. It is facilitated by a workplace investigation specialist to ensure participants have access to current and best practice workplace investigation practices.

Key learning outcomes

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the role of a workplace misconduct investigation within the legal and organisational policy framework
  • Recognise when a conflict of interest arises
  • Conduct preliminary interviews with complainants and obtain statements of complaint using the PEACE model of interviewing
  • Identify a range of sources of evidence including digital formats
  • Develop an investigation plan
  • Draft letters of allegation that meet legal requirements
  • Evaluate evidence gathered in a workplace misconduct investigation

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for HR professionals with 1-5 years’ experience wanting to expand their knowledge and learn more about workplace investigations best practice.

Book now by choosing a date below:

    • 9am – 12pm AEDT

      Virtual Workshop

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      Investigating workplace misconduct. This course consists of 2x 3 hour sessions on 29 and 30 November (9am - 12pm AEDT).

    • 9am – 12pm AEDT

      Virtual Workshop

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      Investigating workplace misconduct. This course consists of 2x 3 hour sessions on 16 and 17 December (9am - 12pm AEDT).

How it works

Course delivery mode: Virtual facilitator-led workshop delivered via Zoom by an expert workplace investigation professional. This delivery mode provides engaging, interactive learning and the opportunity to connect with other learners.
Course duration: Equivalent to one-day course
Learner effort: 2 x 3 hour sessions over one week
CPD Points: 7
AHRI Members: $545.00
Non-member: $695.00
Enquiries: 03 9918 9230 /

Corporate in-house training

Contact a member of AHRI’s organisation support team to discuss in-house delivery and/or customisation of this course according to your organisation’s needs.

Tel: 1300 239 642


"Vince was a great presenter, his delivery was really interesting and talked about relevant case law and gave really clear examples. I don't think there was a question he couldn't answer in great detail and really clarified each topic well. 
Probably one of the most interesting short courses I have attended and I have walked away with some useful practical skills I can apply in the workplace."

- Isabel Rowley, course participant