This course will provide you with the essential skills needed for crafting effective allegations and investigation reports. We’ll equip you with a structured approach that prioritizes procedural fairness, applicable in any policy or workplace setting. Through real-world scenarios, interactive exercises, and drafting techniques, you’ll gain the expertise to streamline your investigative process, ultimately saving time and minimizing disputes and appeals.

This comprehensive training covers the art of writing allegations and reports, offering guidance on methodology, evidence analysis, privacy considerations, managing bias perceptions, and mitigating adverse action risks. You’ll also receive valuable resources such as templates, samples, style guides, and technical tools to enhance your report-writing capabilities.

Our Writing Allegations & Investigation Reports (Advanced) training program provides participants with the knowledge and techniques to elevate every writer’s practice. This course is suitable for professionals who are already confident with the investigation process.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this short course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine and how when to draft, review and present allegations
  • Define what belongs in an allegation or particular, and what does not
  • Demonstrate sound, principled judgement in decision-making about allegations
  • Apply the concepts of natural justice / procedural fairness to drafting, issuing and assessing allegations
  • Understand and extract the elements of allegations from evidence
  • Correctly draw and word findings against particulars and allegations
  • Frame allegations in a correct and precise manner
  • Identify, pre-empt and troubleshoot common issues with allegations
  • Work with concurrent allegations across multiple frameworks
  • Prepare letters of allegation that meet legal requirements
  • Communicate effectively with parties about allegations, including respondents and their representatives
  • Understand a range of investigation frameworks, their rules and requirements
  • Understand the investigation process and the roles of different parties
  • Set up a concise, compliant report template
  • Write impartial, effective summaries of facts and activities
  • Apply a clear methodology for identifying and extracting evidence requirements
  • Understand and explain how procedural fairness and individual rights have been protected in an investigation process
  • Use allegation elements to select relevant evidence
  • Write summaries of evidence which are true to their source, compelling and concise
  • Analyse and write about the quality, credibility, and themes of evidence
  • Write up evidence-based findings of fact by applying the balance of probabilities
  • Write an interpretation of facts which aligns with behavioural and regulatory standards
  • Draw and write findings about whether allegations are substantiated or not substantiated
  • Consider the impacts of alleged conduct on a workplace and the people involved, to write recommendations which respond to those impacts

Private Course

Duration: One day 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM AEDT
Delivery Mode: In person or virtual workshop
Class size: 4 – 15 learners
Course Fee: $3,800 plus GST per day (all added costs are exclusive of the course fee)


Public Course

Duration: One day 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM AEDT
Delivery Mode: Virtual workshop
Course Fee: $850 plus GST per student

Groups of 3 students or more enrolling together each get a 10% discount

Public Training Dates

  • 5 June 2024
  • 12 August 2024
  • 21 October 2024


Enrolments close: 1 week prior to the course commencement date.

We also offer additional delivery dates of this course through our partner, the Australian Human Resources Institute.

If you would like a private course for 4 or more learners, these can be run in person or online. Please contact us directly to talk about your needs. 

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, if you need to withdraw you must do so at least three weeks prior to the course commencement. Any learners who wish to withdraw, cancel or reschedule their place after this time will be subject to our refund policy

    Writing Allegations and Investigation Reports (Advanced)

    Course Entry Requirements

    • Must be 18 or more years old
    • Must have obtained an academic level of Year 12 or above or equivalent
    • Must meet course prerequisites and the requirements of our enrolment process

    More information

    Please contact us for more information about Writing Allegations & Investigation Reports (Advanced).