Sexual Harassment

  1. Healthserve Australia will not tolerate sexual harassment under any circumstances. Responsibility lies with every person involved with Healthserve Australia to ensure that sexual harassment does not occur. No employee or volunteer at any level should subject any other employee, volunteer, participant or member of the public to any form of sexual harassment.
  2. A breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or exclusion from volunteer service.


  1. Healthserve Australia accepts and acts on our duty of care to provide a safe and positive work environment and ensure, as is reasonably practicable, that staff and others are not exposed to health and safety risks. Any reported allegations of workplace bullying will be promptly, thoroughly and fairly investigated.
  2. Bullying behaviour is a breach of a Healthserve Australia worker’s or volunteer’s duty of care and a violation of the HSA Code of Conduct and if unable to be resolved, should be referred to the Complaints Officer.
  3. Bullying behaviour is outlined as follows:
    • abusive, insulting or offensive language or comments, unjustified criticism or complaints, deliberately excluding someone from workplace activities, withholding information that is vital for effective work performance, setting unreasonable timelines or constantly changing deadlines, setting tasks that are unreasonably below or beyond a person’s skill level, denying access to information, supervision, consultation or resources to the detriment of the worker, spreading misinformation or malicious rumours, changing work arrangements such as rosters and leave to deliberately inconvenience a particular workers or workers.

Code of Conduct

HealthServe Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct reflecting HealthServe's compliance with industry standards of good practice, transparency and accountability.  If you have any complaint or concern please click here  and you will be redirected to our complaints form. A copy of our Complaints section in our Procedures Manual can be accessed by clicking here.

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HSA works in partnership with other international organisations, complementing their strengths with health resources. It has a special relationship with the largest group of Christian health professionals in Australia, the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia (CMDFA) through which it was established. Many of the CMDFA members have worked for a number of years overseas in health work.

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