FOI Training

The OIC offers the following training services to agency staff and community groups.  Our training is provided free of charge.

 
FOI Fundamentals Series

The FOI Fundamentals Series consists of eight online modules and is aimed at State and local government officers dealing with FOI in their agency.  The material covered throughout the series includes the material from the FOI Coordinators Workshop, previously offered in-house at the OIC’s premises.

Participants complete the program at their own pace at any time once enrolled.

FOI Fundamentals series is available for Western Australian State and local government officers.

NOTE: Currently there is no certificate offered for completion of the FOI Fundamentals Series.

To register go to: https://www.oic.wa.gov.au/TrainingSchedule.

Online training modules that cover the topics previously covered in our FOI Decision Writing workshops are in development.

 
FOI Wednesday Webinars

The OIC is offering monthly 50 minute FOI webinars via Zoom for WA State and local government officers.  These will be held at 2:00pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March to November 2022.  These seminars provide the opportunity to hear from OIC staff on the various aspects of the obligations and opportunities under the FOI Act.  Each webinar will include the opportunity to ask questions on the webinar topic.

Upcoming FOI Wednesday Webinars

This webinar will consider some of the practicalities of dealing with a potentially time and resource draining access application, including when and how to clarify the scope of a request with an applicant; what does it mean to take ‘reasonable steps' to reduce the work involved in dealing with the application; and the relevance of the concept of amalgamating applications.

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This webinar will include tips and strategies for effective verbal and written communication with access applicants and third parties; negotiation; and writing a notice of decision.

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This webinar will consider the role of internal and external review and provide tips about conducting an internal review and participating in an external review.

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In person training and briefings

Briefings and short in-house training sessions for agencies and community groups may be available on request.  To make enquiries please contact us at (08) 6551 7888 or advice_and_awareness@oic.wa.gov.au.