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Events and Training

A key function of OVIC’s regulatory powers is to provide advice, education, and guidance to organisations and the public on their information rights and responsibilities. In this section, you will find information on upcoming events, training, online learning and presentations.

Events

OVIC regularly hosts a range of free face to face and webinars and events to assist Victorian public sector (VPS) staff and the public understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to how the public sector collects, uses and discloses information.

Face to face events

When advised it is safe to do so, OVIC will return to offering face to face seminars and workshops on freedom of information, privacy and information security. Please take a look at the event information, to see if the session you are interested in is available to VPS staff only, or open to the public.

See below for a list of upcoming events and details on how to register.

IAS: High Conflict Institute Workshop

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) webinar on Tuesday 29 June from 12pm – 1pm. The session will be delivered via webinar by Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute and is designed to help FOI practitioners...

Regional Roadshow – North Eastern Region

Building public trust through transparency This year OVIC has conducted a series of virtual roadshows across regional Victoria to raise public awareness of their right to access government-held information and engage with local Victorian government agencies, including local government and...

Training

OVIC offers free monthly training webinars for VPS staff in relation to the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) and the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act).

Introduction to Information Privacy and The Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014

Split across three 90-minute modules, this webinar series has been developed to provide VPS staff guidance on interpreting information privacy, the PDP Act, and a detailed understanding of each stage of the information lifecycle.

Administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Split across four 90-minute modules, this webinar series has been developed to provide VPS staff with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a FOI request.

Register to one of the upcoming training sessions below or read more information about OVIC’s training.

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – June

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act webinar – July

  Split across three 90-minute modules, Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of...

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – July

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

Webinars

To make our events more accessible to a wider audience across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria we have increased our virtual training and events offerings. We deliver free webinars on freedom of information, privacy and information security.

Please take a look at the event information, to see if the session you are interested in is available to VPS staff only, or open to the public.

See below for a list of upcoming webinars and details on how to register.

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – June

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

IAS: High Conflict Institute Workshop

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) webinar on Tuesday 29 June from 12pm – 1pm. The session will be delivered via webinar by Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute and is designed to help FOI practitioners...

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act webinar – July

  Split across three 90-minute modules, Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of...

Regional Roadshow – North Eastern Region

Building public trust through transparency This year OVIC has conducted a series of virtual roadshows across regional Victoria to raise public awareness of their right to access government-held information and engage with local Victorian government agencies, including local government and...

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – July

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

Online Learning

OVIC offers a range of free eLearning modules available to VPS staff and the public on our online learning portal.

Our online learning portal hosts the following modules:

Privacy

  • Introduction to privacy in the Victorian public sector; and
  • Managing the privacy impacts of data breaches.

Freedom of Information

  • Processing a request;
  • Professional Standards;
  • Introduction to the exemptions in Part IV of the FOI Act;
  • Section 30;
  • Section 32;
  • Section 33;
  • Section 34;
  • Section 35; and
  • Section 38.

See more information on OVIC’s online learning portal.

Presentations

We regularly publish presentations and resources generated by OVIC’s events or our education programs. They are available for agencies and the public to watch or download on demand.

Download past presentations and resources.

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