Online FOI Courses and Fees

FOI General Awareness (online)

COST: $47.75 (GST incl). 

The FOI General Awareness online course is designed for staff that require an awareness of:

  • what FOI is and its purpose
  • the objects of the FOI Act
  • making and processing FOI applications
  • FOI decision-making
  • agency responsibilities under the FOI Act
  • staff responsibilities under the FOI Act

The course takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete.  All students who successfully complete the assessments will receive a certificate of completion.

To enrol in the course, go to the Enrol in a Training Course page.

FOI Refresher Course (online)

COST: $113.30 (GST incl).

The FOI Refresher Course is designed to ‘refresh’ experienced FOI officers on important aspects of processing FOI applications and making decisions under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.  This comprehensive course consists of 10 short modules covering the following:

  • the objects of the FOI Act
  • dealing with applicants
  • interpreting and searching
  • deemed refusals
  • third party consultation
  • fees and charges
  • refusing to deal with an application
  • the public interest
  • assessing exemption clauses
  • making determinations

This online course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.  All students who successfully complete the case studies and exercises will receive a certificate of completion. 

Please note, completion of this course does not enable a student to be designated as an accredited FOI officer. To become an accredited FOI officer, a person must complete the approved classroom course Accredited and Non-Accredited FOI Officers.

To enrol in the FOI Refresher Course, go to the Enrol in a Training Course page.

 

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