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Introduction to FOI - 22 Nov 17 - $350 (ex. GST)

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The Office of the FOI Commissioner offers 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’ experience running FOI training in other Australian jurisdictions and internationally.

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

Introduction to FOI

This one-day 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

  • a structured approach to processing FOI applications

  • definitions of key terms

  • search and retrieval of documents

  • fees, charges and deposits

  • timeframes

  • decision-making

  • refusals under section 25A

  • amendment of personal records

  • an overview of the 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 FOI Exemptions Masterclass being held on 23 November 2017. For further details on this training please see our training and education page.

Cost

Our training is offered on a cost recovery basis of $350 (ex. GST) per participant, per day.

When registering, please indicate in the space provided where the invoice is to be sent.

Catering

Lunch is provided. Please advise our office if you have any dietary requirements.

Online FOI Awareness Module

A 45 minute interactive FOI Awareness module is available free of charge to all agencies across Victoria. If you are new to FOI the module is a prerequisite for this training. It provides an introduction to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and explains how to process a basic FOI application. The module is available through our website and can be accessed by clicking here.

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 $350 (ex. GST).

  • 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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