Investigating misconduct in the public sector workshop

Get the practical tools and skills you need to respond to allegations of misconduct and conduct an investigation.

Who should attend

This workshop is for public sector staff (including local government staff) involved in responding to allegations of misconduct. This includes:

  • investigators
  • supervisors
  • managers
  • policy development officers
  • governance officers
  • risk managers
  • corruption prevention staff
  • human resources personnel.


2-day workshop (9.30am to 4.30pm)


This 2-day workshop explores the essential elements of responding to allegations of misconduct in the NSW public sector.

It is delivered by senior staff who have experience investigating the conduct of government agencies (including local government) and their staff.

The workshop covers:

  • the fundamental principles of a misconduct investigation
  • practical knowledge to help deal with more complex ‘real life’ challenges.

Participants will learn what good investigations look like and discuss common pitfalls, using case studies of significant investigations and court cases.

Participants get a manual that includes a list of useful contacts and resources.


Facilitator-led workshop

Learning outcomes

This workshop will help you:

  • identify the legislative and policy framework for handling misconduct in the NSW public sector and the involvement of external agencies
  • understand the fundamental principles of an investigation
  • get practical skills and tools for conducting investigations, including:
    • assessing allegations
    • planning investigations
    • managing stakeholders and risk
    • interviewing
    • gathering, storing and weighing up evidence
    • report writing.


$899+ GST per person

Need to book training for your team?

We offer this workshop in-house (online or in-person). We can also tailor it to meet your organisation's specific learning needs.

Contact our Community Education and Training Unit or call (02) 9286 0900.


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Contact us

If you need help choosing training that best meets your needs, contact our Community Education and Training Unit or (02) 9286 0900.