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Layoffs & Firings

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In today’s ever-evolving professional landscape, navigating through layoffs and firings has become an essential skillset for both employees and employers alike. The “Layoffs & Firings” course offered by the Australian Institute of Training and Career Development serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding, managing, and overcoming the challenges associated with workforce downsizing. Through a blend of theoretical insights, case studies, and practical strategies, this course equips participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively address the complexities of layoffs and firings in a professional setting.

The course begins by delving into the fundamental concepts of layoffs and firings, exploring the various reasons behind these actions and their impact on individuals, teams, and organisations. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the legal, ethical, and psychological considerations involved in the process, enabling them to navigate through these delicate situations with sensitivity and professionalism. Additionally, the course examines best practices for communication and decision-making during layoffs and firings, empowering participants to uphold integrity and transparency throughout the process.

Moreover, the “Layoffs & Firings” course provides practical strategies for mitigating the negative effects of downsizing on both affected employees and the remaining workforce. From offering support services and outplacement assistance to fostering a culture of resilience and adaptability, participants will learn how to minimise disruption and maintain morale amidst organisational change. Furthermore, the course explores strategies for rebuilding trust and fostering a positive work environment post-layoffs, facilitating smoother transitions and sustainable growth for the organisation.

Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions, case analyses, and role-playing exercises, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. By the end of the course, participants will emerge with a comprehensive understanding of layoffs and firings, along with practical skills for managing these challenges effectively in their respective professional contexts.



Participants who successfully complete the “Layoffs & Firings” course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion which will can be verified online by prospective employers if required.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and implications of layoffs and firings in the workplace.
  • Navigate legal, ethical, and psychological considerations associated with downsizing.
  • Develop effective communication and decision-making skills during the layoff and firing process.
  • Implement strategies for mitigating negative impacts on affected employees and the remaining workforce.
  • Foster a positive work environment and facilitate post-layoff recovery and growth.

Course Content

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Layoffs & Firings

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