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FOI Refresher & Exemptions - Ballarat - Friday 23 June 2017

The Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner

Friday, 23 June 2017 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

FOI Refresher & Exemptions - Ballarat - Friday 23 June...

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Type Remaining End Quantity
FOI Refresher & Exemptions (Ballarat) - Friday 23 June 2017 12 Registrations 22/06/2017 Free  

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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.

FOI Refresher and Masterclass - Ballarat

Specialist FOI training will be conducted in Ballarat, for the first time, on Friday 24 June 2017. The one day training program will provide a refresher on FOI and focus on the most common exemptions. 

Exemptions that will be covered include:

  • 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

Catering: Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day

Cost: Training will be offered on a cost recovery basis of $350 (ex. GST) per participant, per day.

Please arrive at 8:45am for registration.



On Line FOI Awareness Module

A new 45 minute interactive FOI Awareness On Line 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.
Have questions about FOI Refresher & Exemptions - Ballarat - Friday 23 June 2017? Contact The Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner

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Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility
Morshead Park
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Australia

Friday, 23 June 2017 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)


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