WC Training - Specialty Courses

Specialty Courses

Our series of specialty courses will help participants manage issues such as bullying and harassment, psychological injuries, drugs, alcohol and fatigue, manual handling and ergonomics in the workplace.

Available courses


Mental health first aid

Fundamentals
Course summary

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis is resolved. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors nationwide. Allianz offers the 12 hour MHFA course by MHFA Australia, delivered by accredited MHFA Australia instructors.

This two day course will help you:

  • Spot the early warning signs and symptoms
  • Understand key mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and substance abuse
  • Provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Know when and where to seek appropriate professional help.

Each participant who completes the course will receive:

  • A certification of attainment
  • An opportunity to complete an online assessment to be accredited as a Mental Health First Aider (MHF Aider)
  • The latest edition of the MHFA handbook, which includes all relevant program and course information as well as locally identified external resource providers.

Who should attend: Recommended for people managers, anyone who has direct managerial or supervisor responsibilities, current workplace first aiders, those who have been identified by their organisation to act as a mental health first aider.

Cost: $300 for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW


Management of non-compensable injuries and illnesses

Fundamentals
Course summary

Many workplaces struggle managing non-compensable injuries. Focusing on illness and injury that occurs outside the workplace, this workshop will discuss employer obligations and provide tools and resources to assist employers to make the best possible management decisions.

Topics include:

  • The real costs of non-compensable injuries
  • Best practice management
  • An organisation infrastructure audit to assess workplace processes for managing non-compensable injuries and illnesses.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors and health and safety representatives.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: VIC


Prevention and management of workplace bullying, harassment and stress.

Fundamentals

Psychological workers compensation claims have increased in recent years. Moreover, the cost of these claims is high when compared to other types of injuries. In addition to increased claims costs and the impact on premiums, psychological claims can impact workplace culture and productivity.

Proactive strategies to reduce the occurrence of psychological injuries are around minimising the risk

Course summary

This workshop aims to reduce the incidence of workplace psychological injuries and provide guidance on how to manage them if they do occur. Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify, manage and control risks associated with psychological injuries.
  • Recognise signs of workplace bullying and harassment.
  • Identify triggers for workplace bullying and harassment.

Participants will take away practical strategies to prevent and manage workplace stress, early intervention and return to work of employees affected by psychological injury. Participants will also learn about ‘emotional resilience’ and the role it plays in controlling the risk of psychological injuries and workplace stress.

Who should attend: Recommended for RTW coordinators, WHS employees, human resources staff, supervisors and managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: Nil

Course offered in: VIC and ACT


Psychological claims management overview

Fundamentals
Course summary

Facilitated by a member of the NSW psychological claims management team, this course will explain the complexities and processes associated with psychological claims injury management.

The course will take participants through relevant legislation, liability decisions, medical management, investigations and occupational rehabilitation principles. In addition, it will touch on ways employers can help manage the claim, as well as case studies and commission findings.

Who should attend: This course is recommended for RTW coordinators, managers, supervisors and WHS employees.

Cost: Attendance fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW


Workshop: Mental health in the workplace and preventing psychological injuries

Fundamentals
Course summary

This workshop aims to reduce the incidence of workplace psychological injuries and provide guidance on how to manage them if they do occur. Participants will learn how to identify, manage and control risks, and develop solutions to prevent and manage psychological injuries.

Participants will take away practical strategies for preventing and managing workplace stress. Participants will also learn about emotional resilience and its role in controlling the risk of psychological injuries in the workplace.

Who should attend: Recommended for people managers, supervisors, WHS employees, HR and RTW coordinators.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW


Critical issues in the management of drugs, alcohol and fatigue

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will provide an overview of how to manage and respond to drug alcohol and fatigue issues in the workplace. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Legal requirements
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Detection, testing and monitoring.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, human resources employees, WHS and workers compensation employees.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: An understanding of your company’s drugs, alcohol and fatigue policies and procedure

Course offered in: VIC


Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace

Fundamentals
Course summary

Musculoskeletal injuries and manual handling injuries are one of the main causes of injuries in the workplace. This course will examine the common causes of musculoskeletal injuries, including manual tasks and, slips, trips and falls. This course will focus on prevention of these injuries and will provide practical ergonomics principles and risk management strategies to implement back in the workplace.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors and health and safety representatives.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW, VIC & TAS


Fundamentals of ergonomics

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course will provide an overview of ergonomics in the office environment. Participants will observe and take part in practical workstation setup activities and will be provided with tools to perform ergonomic assessments in their workplace. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Posture and basic anatomy of the spine.
  • Principles of static muscle load and balanced work posture.
  • Injury prevention and risk management.
  • Dangers of prolonged sitting.
  • Early intervention.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, health and safety representatives and human resources employees.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW and VIC


Managing an ageing workforce

Fundamentals
Course summary

This course examines the issues, methodologies, strategies and best practice solutions related to an ageing workforce. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Injury management
  • Industrial relations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Key business risks
  • Tools and long term initiatives

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, workers compensation employees, WHS employees and human resources employees.

Cost: Attendance fee is waived for Allianz clients.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW and VIC

ANZIIF CIP points: 3.5 points


Workshop: Enhancing wellbeing in the workplace

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Course summary

Approximately 58% of the world’s adult population spends a third of their lives at work. Many organisations are recognising that the health and wellbeing of their employees impacts business productivity, stability and sustainability. This workshop will help you understand the impact of employee health and wellbeing on workforce capability, and the benefits that a workplace wellbeing program can have on the workplace. It will also help you develop and implement a strategic program in your own workplace. Topics include:

  • Assessment of your workplace health and wellbeing levels.
  • Guidance for developing and implementing a workplace wellbeing program.
  • Advice on how to monitor the effectiveness of a workplace wellbeing strategy.
  • An overview of workplace culture and the influential role that managers play.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, human resource, WHS and workers compensation managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients in NSW, and VIC

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: NSW and VIC


Building a positive workplace culture

Fundamentals
Course summary

This session will provide an overview of research into workplace culture and the influential role that managers play. Participants will be provided with strategies for positively shifting workplace behaviours, cultures and practices, with case studies and activities to reinforce these strategies.

Strategies include:

  • The 80/20 rule.
  • Communicating with confidence.
  • Creating non-negotiable behaviours.
  • Strategies for managing change.
  • Staff recognition and feedback.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, human resource, WHS and workers compensation managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients in VIC

Note: A cancellation fee applies to this course.

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: VIC


Building resilience in your organisation

Fundamentals
Course summary

Working in the world of injury management we continually see cases where personal and organisation resilience have been challenged, often to huge personal and economic cost. In this course, you will learn how to define resilience and focus on strategies to build resilience in the workplace.

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the basic building blocks of resilience on an individual, team and organisational level. The presenter will explore how this can be practically applied both in the prevention and effective resolution of injuries when they occur.

Who should attend: Recommended for managers, supervisors, human resource, WHS and workers compensation managers.

Cost: Fee waived for Allianz clients

Prerequisites: N/A

Course offered in: VIC


Our Cancellation Policy
Please note: Allianz reserves the right to cancel any course if only minimal bookings are made. Clients will be advised of cancellations at least 1 week prior to the start of the course.
Should you be unable to attend a course which incurs a fee, a substitute is always welcome at no extra charge. Alternatively, a full refund will be made if cancellations are received in writing (via letter, fax or email) at least 5 business days prior to the session. No refunds can be made if a booking is cancelled less than 5 business days prior to course commencement or the participant fails to attend.