Training and Education

FOIC Training and Education Program 2017 – Overview

Commencing in February this year, we will be offering a full suite of training and education programs to assist agencies, local government and universities that process FOI applications in Victoria.

Our comprehensive training and education program has been developed by expert training professionals with over 30 years’ FOI experience running FOI training internationally and with other Australian jurisdictions, including the Commonwealth.

This program is endorsed by the Acting FOI Commissioner and has been informed by training need analysis findings, stakeholder consultations and pilot sessions conducted in December 2016.

Our staff are in attendance at all sessions to offer their expertise and insights, and to assist in answering all of your questions.

Program Information

Training Course Information Description
 

FOI Amendment (OVIC) Act – Information Session 

Free of charge – Melbourne CBD

2 Aug 2017 

3 Aug 2017

 

 

 

FOI Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017

 

 

The Acting FOI Commissioner, Ms Sally Winton, will be presenting this information session to provide you with an overview of the key changes to the FOI Act. This will be followed by a short Q and A.

Introduction to FOI

1 Day (Melbourne) 

Cost: $350 (ex GST)*

 

 

Introduction to FOI in Victoria

 

 

Gain practical knowledge about FOI to begin processing applications on the job

This course incorporates relevant amendments due to come into effect on 1 September 2017.

 

FOI Exemptions Masterclass

1 Day (Melbourne)

Cost: $350 (ex GST)*

 

  • Section 30 – Internal working documents
  • Section 31 – Law enforcement documents
  • Section 32 – Legal privilege
  • Section 33 – Personal Affairs
  • Section 34 – Trade secrets, commercial or financial information
  • Section 35 –  Material obtained in confidence
  • Section 38 – Secrecy provisions
  • Section 38A – Council documents
  • VCAT Decisions
 

 

 

Enhance your existing FOI knowledge and ensure you understand the most commonly cited exemptions in Victoria and learn how to apply them to your decision making

This course incorporates relevant amendments due to come into effect on 1 September 2017.

FOI Comprehensive Combination

2 Days

  • 23 & 24 Aug (Melbourne) 
  • 22 & 23 Nov (Melbourne) New!

Click on the links above to register for each session.

 

Introduction to FOI and key exemptions (Introduction to FOI – 1 Day and FOI Masterclass – 1 Day)

 

Everything you need to know about FOI in Victoria from processing an application to applying exemptions

This course incorporates relevant amendments due to come into effect on 1 September 2017.

 

 

eLearning Modules

Online Awareness Module

45 minutes

Click here to access

FOI Amendment (OVIC) Act

50 Minutes 

Available soon New!

 

Understanding FOI in Victoria

FOI Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017

 

Learn about the operation of FOI in Victoria and your role in ensuring people can easily access information held by your agency

Understand the effect of the amendments to the FOI Act

Bespoke Training

 

Introduction or Masterclass

 

Tailor our training to your individual agency or council needs. To discuss your requirements:

Phone: 1300 842 364 (1300 VIC FOI)

Email: training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

Resources

 Fact sheet and guideline material for agencies to support the processing of FOI applications in Victoria  Resources can be found here our website.

Support and information

FOI Hotline and email enquiries

Fact sheet and guideline material for agencies to support the processing of FOI applications in Victoria

Our experienced staff are available to assist with any queries you may have:

Phone: 1300 842 364 (1300 VIC FOI)

Email: training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

 

Training Course Costs

*Cost: $350 (ex GST) per full day of training. An invoice will be forwarded to you once you have registered for the event. Please note the registration cut off dates as listed above.

Cancellation Policy

• All cancellations or substitution’s must be advised in writing to training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au.
• A substitution for nonattendance can be arranged up to 24 hours prior to the commencement of the scheduled training.
• If a cancellation is made more than 5 business days before the date of scheduled training – full refund of any payment made.
• If a cancellation is made within 5 business days before the date of scheduled training – full payment will be required and no refund applicable.
• Please note certificates of completion will not be issued to unpaid accounts.