Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Positive feedback for Workplace Essentials workshops


One hundred per cent of growers surveyed after their participation in Growcom’s 2016/2017 Workplace Essentials workshops have said that they will be implementing workplace management improvements on their farms as a result of what they’ve learnt.

The free half-day workshops being held in major agricultural regions with agriculture industrial relations specialist Donna Mogg are designed to give growers a much clearer understanding of their legal obligations under the Fair Work Act.

The workshops are funded by the Queensland Government, sponsored by AustSafe Super, and supported by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

Participants said they found the workshops to be extremely worthwhile and would be highly likely to recommend them to others.

One grower said:

“Went to the Workplace Essentials seminar yesterday. Fabulous and very useful as always and I thought possibly one of the best put together ones ever……the presentation in question format helped keep it relevant to your specific enterprise.” 

The majority of attendees rated the opportunity to complete a risk assessment to identify gaps in current practices as being very beneficial, with the sessions on managing performance, labour hire and induction procedures scoring very highly.

Some of the improvements that participants said that they would be implementing included putting labour hire agreements in place, updating policies and procedures, updating inductions and developing processes for addressing staff conflicts, poor performance and terminations.

The workshops are open to agribusinesses in all agriculture sectors and include a practical risk assessment activity, resources and light lunch.

Register now at www.growcom.com.au/wes/ to attend a workshop at one of the following remaining locations:



  • Mackay – Wednesday 8 February

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