FOI Basic and Intermediate Training

Whole day

Our most popular training session for all FOI decision-makers and managers from absolute beginners to experts. Now including Professional Standards amendments.

Learn all the practical knowledge you need about processing FOI requests from receiving requests, assessing validity, refusing without processing, deposits and access charges, managing workflows, exemptions, when partial access is required, and statements of reasons, complemented by extensive workshops to consolidate knowledge.  Read some of the testimonials below to see what participants thought fo this all day training.

This training has been done by thousands of FOI officers in Victoria over decades and is conducted by Mick Batskos, Executive Director, with over 32 years experience in dealing with the Victorian FOI Act.  Be quick to register – these sessions sell out extremely quickly.

Basic workshop training (including morning tea)

Topics covered in details include:

  • Why we have an FOI Act
  • What to do when a request is received
  • When can you refuse to process a request
  • Fees and charges
  • Time limits, decisions and FOI Commissioner review
  • Amendments of personal records
  • Workshop problems
  • Questions and answers

Intermediate workshop training (including afternoon tea)

Topics covered in details include:

  • Exemptions
  • Statement of reasons
  • Interrelationship between FOI Act and other access regimes and legislation (eg health records, privacy)
  • Interrelationship between FOI Act and various legal processes (eg discovery)
  • Additional sources of information
  • Workshop problems
  • Questions and answers



22 Apr 2020


8:50 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 21 - 22 Apr 2020
  • Time: 6:50 pm - 3:00 am




FOI Solutions
Level 9, 99 William Street, Melbourne
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