Training and Education

Program Overview

Our comprehensive training and education program has been developed by expert training professionals with over 30 years’ FOI experience running training internationally and with other Australian jurisdictions, including the Commonwealth. Our staff are in attendance at all sessions to offer their expertise and insights, and to assist in answering your questions.

Our face-to-face training is complemented by  online eLearning modules, webinars, and guidance material.

If you have any training and education enquiries, or would like to arrange bespoke training, please email: training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

Training  Description 

Introduction to FOI

22 November 2017 (sold out)

7 February 2018 

  • Melbourne CBD
  • 8:45 – 5:00

Cost: $350 (ex GST)*

 

This course provides participants with a sound understanding of the practical application of the FOI Act and includes an overview of the scope and objectives of the FOI Act and a structured approach to processing FOI applications.

For further details and to register click here – 7 Feb 2018

Exemptions Masterclass

23 November 2017 (sold out)

8 February 2018

  • Melbourne CBD
  • 8:45 – 5:00

Cost: $350 (ex GST)*

 

Enhance your knowledge and ensure you understand the most commonly cited exemptions, including, s 30 – Internal working documents, s 31 – Law enforcement documents, s 32 – Legal privilege, s 33 – Personal affairs, s 34 – Trade secrets, commercial or financial information, s 35 –  Material obtained in confidence, s 38 – Secrecy provisions, and s 38A – Council documents.

For further details and to register click here – 8 Feb 2018

FOI Comprehensive Combination

22 & 23 November 2017

  • Melbourne CBD
  • 8:45 – 5:00
 

Introduction to FOI – 1 Day

FOI Exemptions Masterclass – 1 Day

See above to register.

FOI Awareness eLearning Module

45 minutes

 

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

Note: this module has not been updated to reflect recent changes to the FOI Act.

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FOI Amendments eLearning Module 

45 Minutes 

 

Understand the effect of the recent changes made to the FOI system in Victoria by the Freedom of Information Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017.

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Webinars 

 

11 short webinars provide an overview of the key changes made to the FOI system in Victoria by the Freedom of Information Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017.

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Bespoke Training

 

Our Introduction to FOI and Exemptions Masterclass content can be tailored to your agency’s individual needs.

To discuss your requirements please phone 1300 842 364 or email training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

Resources

 

Fact sheets and guidance material for agencies can be found on our resources page.

Support and information

 

Our staff are available to assist with any enquiries.

Hotline: 1300 842 364

Training enquiries: training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

General enquiries: enquiries@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au

Training Course Costs

Cost: $350 (ex GST) per full day of training. An invoice will be emailed to the contact person designated by you in the registration form. 

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.