FOI training delivered by State Records is only available to State and Local Government staff, as well as staff from the three public Universities in South Australia. Our FOI training courses are not open to general members of the public.
Training to become an accredited FOI officer
The course entitled Training for Accredited and Non Accredited FOI Officers is a mandatory requirement for staff who need to be designated as an accredited FOI officer under the Freedom of Information Act 1991. However it is also suitable for other FOI officers who require training.
The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to allow them to be designated by their principal officer as an accredited FOI officer - provided they meet the definition of an accredited FOI officer in section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 1991 . Accredited FOI officers are responsible for dealing with FOI applications and making determinations.
This is a comprehensive training course that is made up of four modules delivered over 2.5 days.
- Module 1 – provides an introduction to the FOI Act
- Module 2 - examines the administration and processing of FOI applications
- Module 3 - examines the types of documents that may be exempt from disclosure and the relevant exemption clauses that might apply
- Module 4 - examines the requirements of making and drafting a written determination under the FOI Act.
Cost: $1,896.00 (GST incl).
Training for non-accredited FOI officers
Other staff from State Government, Local Government and Universities who need to undertake training to support their accredited FOI officer can also attend the course Training for Accredited and Non Accredited FOI Officers.