Workplace Compliance Training

It is essential for a businesses to understand their compliance rights and responsibilities.

There is a vast legal framework comprising of regulation, legislation, standards and codes of conduct that govern compliance including legal, tax and accounting and workplace and safety law. The number and complexity of compliance requirements depends on:

  • the business structure
  • the type of business
  • the industry

An employer must work in collaboration and consultation with employees to ensure that internal policies and procedures address the Workplace Compliance issues within this framework.

Compliance training is the process of educating employees on the laws, regulations and company policies that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities. This training can assist in creating a safe, hospitable and respectful workplace as well as detecting and/or avoiding compliance violations. Poor compliance has the potential to lead to injuries, damage property, tarnish reputation, result in fines and other legal liabilities.

For more information: www.business.gov.au

Key Workplace Compliance Areas...

Occupational Heath and Safety (OHS)

Occupational health and safety is a broad area of the law that can be divided into three areas:

  • Common law rules - these laws made by the courts, such as negligence, trespass and defamation are applicable throughout Australia and detailed in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985.
  • State and territory laws that deal with general occupational health and safety issues and with particular industries, work processes and equipment. These laws generally take the form of a series of rules and penalties.
  • State and territory worker's compensation legislation that protects employees in the case of on-the-job injuries.

Safe Work Australia - Training, skills and licensing
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For more information...
Safe Work Australia
Safework SA
NT Worksafe
WorkCover Authority of NSW
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Workplace Standards Tasmania
WorkSafe ACT
WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe WA

Food Safety

Food Safety legislation governs the standards for all food processing, handling, preparation, and storage in ways that prevent foodborne illness.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Food Safety Legislation

Food Safety

Food Standards Australia New Zealand - a bi-national Government agency with responsibility for developing and administering the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods. Enforcement and interpretation of the Code is the responsibility of State/Territory departments and food agencies within Australia and New Zealand.

Food Standards Code
National Food Safety units of competency (industry standards)

Occupational Health & Safety

Safe Work Australia - is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009, with the primary responsibility of improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia

Model Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act)
OHS units of competency (industry standards)

Human Rights

Australian Human Rights Commission - is an independent statutory organisation established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament and reports to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Age Discrimination Act 2004
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Sex Discrimination Act 1984