How to conduct Disciplinary Investigations

Event Date: 
31 July 2013
Burswood on Swan Function Centre
1 Camfield Drive, Burswood, WA 6100


Conducting workplace investigations is one of the biggest challenges feared by all HR professionals and supervisors alike.

This one-day course provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to deal with investigations from the very start when a complaint is received through to its conclusion. You will be shown how to draft an Investigatory Report
and provide recommendations based on a thorough investigation process.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the investigation process and legal requirements.
  • Explain the principles of procedural fairness and natural justice.
  • Understand how the investigation process links to the Fair Work Act, in particular, how to avoid a decision which could be deemed harsh, unjust or unreasonable.
  • Understand the important role of policies and procedures within the process.
  • Understand the difference between the complaint and the allegation.
  • Consider pre-investigation matters such as suspension.
  • Draft investigatory interview invite letters.
  • Gather evidence from a range of different sources and consider information gathering parameters.
  • Prepare for the interview and conduct effective interviewing skills.
  • Successfully handle disruptive Union and other representatives.
  • Evaluate evidence and report writing.

As part of the course you will receive template letters and a template report to be used for your future successful workplace investigations.

Cost $350 for WRMC members, $430 for non-members
Price includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea & coffee

Workplace Relations & Management Consultants
(08) 9355 9204.
9361 3433
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