Essentials of Harassment and Bullying

Harassment and Bullying Training

Bullying can occur at any level of any workplace, and often goes unreported and undetected. However its serious effects in the workplace can include lower staff morale, less cohesive working relationships, higher staff turnover, lower productivity and potential legal action. This Essentials of Harassment and Bullying online compliance training module is designed to educate staff at all levels of an organisation about what harassment and bullying are, what behaviours can be problematic, and how to avoid them. The training also provides suggestions on what staff can do if they become aware of or involved in workplace harassment or bullying. This training will help to promote a safe and productive workplace.

What the course covers

The Essentials of Harassment and Bullying course covers the following major subject areas:

  • The meaning of ‘harassment’ and ‘bullying’
  • The difference between harassment and bullying
  • What constitutes harassment and/or bullying
  • The laws relating to harassment and bullying
  • Different types of problematic behaviour
  • Grounds of harassment covered by law
  • Sexual harassment and racial vilification
  • The effects of harassment and bullying
  • Example scenarios for harassment and bullying
  • Rights and responsibilities of workers
  • Responsibilities of managers/supervisors
  • What staff can do if they encounter harassment

Course structure and delivery

This course is delivered as an online self-paced training module. The module consists of 30 screens of content followed by an assessment of 5 randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and reattempt the assessment until it has been passed.
Most people will complete the course in 25-30 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

About our Essentials series of courses

MCQ International offers a Comprehensive series and an Essentials series of courses. The Essentials series is ideal for general staff who require compliance training without investing too much time. Essentials courses can usually be completed in around 30 minutes, while our Comprehensive courses may take up to 120 minutes. For personnel who require a higher level of training (e.g. supervisors or at-risk groups) the Comprehensive series may be more suitable.

Additional unique tools and features

MCQ International’s compliance courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Ensignia® OCLMS platform. The course content also includes many unique features and customisation options that no other vendor can match.


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