SPA has created the Respectful Workplaces e-learning training course as a way to ensure we are all aware of our responsibilities in creating a safe working environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and fairness. This training aims to break down negative perceptions and barriers based on things like individuals’ culture or sexual orientation and build trust and respect in our workplaces.
We want everyone in our industry to understand the value of diversity and inclusion and how it benefits us and our productions. As well as greater employee engagement, organisations and industries that focus on building a culture of respect typically enjoy stronger collaborative capabilities, heightened creativity and innovation, better retention rates, greater ability to attract top talent, and report higher levels of overall workforce well-being.
SPA Members can enrol their employees and agents in the training free of charge until the end of 2024.
SPA wishes to thank Screen Australia and Screen NSW for their funding support of this initiative, the Screen Industry Reference Group, and all stakeholders who have contributed to the development of the Respectful Workplaces training materials.
Respectful Workplaces is an online based learning course designed for the Australian Screen Industry. It is designed to remind anyone who works in the screen industry of the expected behaviours, their obligations under relevant legislation and the effects and consequences of unacceptable workplace behaviour.
The learning course focuses on sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and bystander laws with the materials customised to screen industry workplaces and scenarios.
With funding support from Screen Australia and Screen NSW, SPA created Respectful Workplaces to ensure we are all aware of our responsibilities in creating a safe working environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and fairness.
We want everyone in our industry to understand the value of diversity and inclusion and how it benefits us and our productions. This training aims to break down negative perceptions and barriers based on things like individuals’ culture or sexual orientation and build trust and respect in screen workplaces.
Delivering a uniform and consistent way to train and raise awareness among our industry’s workforce of their personal and legal obligations while working on set addresses a significant challenge the industry faces in onboarding and training staff and crew who are often engaged in short-term assignments and work for multiple employees across a year.
Relevant legislation states employers need to take steps to create a safe working environment. Employers who incorporate this training, along with other measures, are demonstrating their commitment to creating safe and respectful workplaces.
This training is for everyone who works in the Australian Screen Industry. It is relevant to cast, crew, supervisors, and anyone else working on a production be they a freelancer, independent contractor, or employee.
Some productions run their own training and inductions that cover bullying, discrimination and harassment and will continue to do so.
The training can be completed at any time after you have enrolled, and it should take no longer than 40 mins to complete.
There are three Modules and a short knowledge assessment to test your learning.
Each production company will have their own requirements for when you need to complete the training.
Yes, the training has been developed with Closed Captions. These can be turned on or off at any time.
The course is available for all SPA Members to train their employees and agents (including production personnel, supervisors, cast, crew, contractors and volunteers) free of charge and should form part of an employer’s policies and processes in taking reasonable steps to prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or bullying from occurring.
Funding support from Screen Australia and Screen NSW is allowing us to remove any cost barriers until the end of 2024, at which time we will review the costs.
SPA Members can request enrolments for anyone working in their business or on any of their productions.
If you are not a SPA Member but are working on a SPA Member production, speak to your supervisor and ask them to enrol you.
If you are not a SPA Member but would like to use Respectful Workplaces to train your employees, contact us to discuss membership or direct licensing of the training.
SPA Members first need to receive permission to share the name and email address of the enrollee with SPA to request enrolment. If you use Moneypenny's accounting system, these fields have been added to the contracting paperwork.
Once you have the permissions, you can request enrolments via this site. Go to Enrol.
Yes, you can enrol an unlimited number of people at one time.
Download the Bulk Enrolment Template here.
Our system will send an email directly to the email address of the person you have enrolled. Please allow up to 2 business days for this email to be sent.
When we launch Phase 2 of this project, it will happen instantly, in the meantime, please be patient.
If you want to follow up on any enrolments, please email us. But first, as always, check Junk Mail for the enrolment email.
We recommend a refresher every twelve months to ensure you keep up to date with any changes to workplace legislation and refresh your understanding of what is required to create a workplace culture of safety and respect.
In phase two of this project, SPA will be developing a database and look-up tool (for SPA Members) to search who is current with their training.
The training is best completed on a laptop or computer with sound, using a modern browser such as Chrome, Safari or Edge.
You will need an internet connection to complete the training.
We realise it will be annoying for cast and crew to be asked to complete Respectful Workplaces training every time they join a production.
To address this, SPA is building a back-end database and lookup tool to check a person's status (enrolled, completed, refresher due) and everyone who completes the training will receive a unique ID they can use as proof of completion.
This is expected to be available in the first half of 2023.
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