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FOI Introduction Training - Wednesday 23 August 2017

The Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

FOI Introduction Training - Wednesday 23 August 2017

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This year, the Office of the FOI Commissioner is 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.

Introduction to FOI in Victoria (Melbourne)

This course incorporates relevant amendments to the FOI Act. 

This one-day course will provide participants with a sound understanding of the practical application of the Act and will include: 

  • Scope and objectives of the legislation
  • Procedures for handling requests for access to and correction of records
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Search and retrieval of documents
  • Fees, charges and deposits
  • Timeframes 
  • Notification/consultation requirements
  • Decision-making
  • Refusals under section 25A
  • Review and complaint processes  

Please note that this training does not cover exemptions under Part IV of the FOI Act.

If you would like to enhance your knowledge of the exemptions under Part IV of the FOI Act, please register for our Exemptions Masterclass being held on 24 August 2017. For further details on this training please see our training and education page.

Catering: Lunch is provided

Cost: $350 (ex.GST)

Online FOI Awareness Module

A new 45 minute interactive FOI Awareness online module is now available and free of charge to all agencies across Victoria. This module is a prerequisite for this training, for those new to FOI. It provides an introduction to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and explains how to process a basic application. The self-paced module contains interactive quizzes throughout, to enhance learning outcomes.

Cancellation Policy 

If you are unable to attend training please review our Cancellation Policy below before contacting our Office. 

  • 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.

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Have questions about FOI Introduction Training - Wednesday 23 August 2017? Contact The Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
131 - 135 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)


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