Investigating misconduct in the public sector

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

It covers the fundamental principles of conducting a misconduct investigation – as well as practical knowledge to help deal with more complex ‘real life’ challenges. It also provides the opportunity to hear about what good investigations look like, discuss common pitfalls, and learn from case studies based on significant investigations and court cases.

This workshop is delivered by senior staff from the NSW Ombudsman's office with experience in conducting and oversighting investigations about the conduct of government agencies and their staff.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for all staff who may be involved in responding to allegations of misconduct in the public sector. This includes investigators, supervisors, managers, policy development officers, governance officers, risk managers, corruption prevention staff and human resources personnel.

Learning outcomes

This training will help you to:

  • be aware of 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
  • gain practical tools for conducting investigations – including skills for assessing allegations, planning investigations, managing stakeholders and managing risk, as well as interviewing, gathering, storing and weighing up evidence and report writing.


This is a two-day workshop from 9.30am-4.30pm.


$899+ GST

This workshop is available on our training calendar as well as in-house. Email or contact us for in-house training details and fees or to discuss your training needs. Register for workshop or event