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SYDNEY - Effective Disciplinary Action - August 2019

Blended course - 2 online modules, plus 4 hours practical skills workshop

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 it is imperative to ensure that any disciplinary action is procedurally and substantively fair.

Employees have ready access to The Fair Work Commission to challenge disciplinary action or the loss of their job so it is incumbent on employers to get it right the first time round.

This course provides effective techniques:

  • to effectively deal with performance or behavioural deficiencies thus preventing major problems;
  • for handling disciplinary and dismissal interviews, and shows the benefits of accurate and timely warning procedures for employee disciplinary action.

Course Content:

  • Unfair dismissal legislation
  • Procedural fairness
  • Effective performance counselling skills
  • Key Issues in investigations
  • Disciplinary warnings
  • Disciplinary and dismissal interviews

At the end of this training session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 in respect of discipline and dismissals
  • Recognise employee shortcomings
  • Conduct a performance counselling session
  • Recognise improved performance
  • Conduct a disciplinary interview
  • Handle challenging employee responses
  • Accurately investigate a disciplinary incident
  • Issue warnings
  • Conduct a termination interview
  • Determine an appropriate penalty/sanction
  • Keep accurate records of all disciplinary incidents

Presented by:  John McKenzie, Associate Director

Recommended for:

• General Managers
• IR Managers
• HR Managers
• Frontline Managers

What previous participants have said about this course:

“This session gave me an overall understanding of handling discipline and I will look to implement all of the points from today's session".  

"Great role play and interaction". 

"Mark is a great presenter and  uses useful examples". 

"Great mix of presenting and interactive role play".

Next Course:
Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Course Price:

9.00am to 1.00pm - (Blended Course)  online modules + 4 hours practical skills workshop


Course Notes
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