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

eLearning Modules

Online Awareness Module

45 minutes

Launched Mar 2017

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

FOI Introduction

1 Day

  • 5 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 21 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 23 Aug (Melbourne)
  • 25 Aug (regional)
  • 22 Nov (Melbourne)
  • 24 Nov (regional)
 

Introduction to FOI in Victoria

Registrations close:

2 Jun 2017 

Click below to register –

 

 

 

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

FOI Masterclass

1 Day

  • 7 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 22 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 24 Aug (Melbourne)
  • 23 Nov (Melbourne)
 

  • 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

Click below to register –

 

 

 

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

Note: Exemptions covered will depend on participant background.

FOI Refresher and Key Exemptions 

1 Day

  • 23 Jun (Ballarat) New!
 

Refresher on FOI and the following exemptions:

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

Click below to register –

 

 

 

 

The one day training program will provide a refresher on FOI and focus on the most common exemptions.

FOI Masterclass

2 Hours

Available soon New!
Free of charge

 

 

2 Hours

Date TBC

 

 

FOI Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act

 

Making and Writing Good FOI Decisions

 

Understand the effect of the amendments to the FOI Act

 

Learn about how to write full and complete decisions to help applicants understand your agency’s decisions

FOI Comprehensive Combination

2 Days

  • 5 & 7 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 21 & 22 Jun (Melbourne) New!
  • 23 & 24 Aug (Melbourne)
  • 22 & 23 Nov (Melbourne)
 

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

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 and $175 (ex GST) per Master Class. 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.