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Training Courses in GIPA and Privacy
Youngman Consultancy offers a range of courses for people from both state and local government agencies as well as the private sector, which allows them to get accurate up-to-date information on current legislation and the impact on their business interests.

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GIPA: Introductory and Advanced Training Courses

The commencement GIPA legislation had a significant impact on the resources required by state and local government agencies, especially local councils, and state-owned corporations.

GIPA and Privacy Officers from agencies need to attend training. Training is conducted in-house.

After training over 1,000 people in GIPA Introductory and Advanced Courses or Briefings, eight out of ten attendees surveyed rated our Courses at 4 or 5 out of 5 for overall content and value.


One-day Combined Introductory & Advanced GIPA Course Outline

An understanding of your responsibilities under the GIPA Act including a detailed explanation of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point of the original enquiry through to when the application is received until the determination. An overview of the Internal Review process and what happens when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

A detailed explanation (utilising a flowchart/decision making tree) of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point the application is received until the original determination. An overview of the Internal Review and when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

An examination and understanding of the issues associated with refusing access on some of the most common grounds. The grounds to be examined are negotiable.

Examination of a scenario involving a hypothetical formal GIPA application and how to address the various issues associated with the supply of the documents, third party consultations and the examination of possible grounds for refusal.

Discussions on the validity of third-party claims of "commercial-in-confidence" related to documents/information sought under GIPA.
 

One-day Introductory GIPA Course Outline

An understanding of your responsibilities under the GIPA Act including a detailed explanation of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point the original enquiry through to when the application is received until the determination.  An overview of the Internal Review process and what happens when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

Utilising a flowchart (decision tree) to obtain an understanding of the GIPA process covering open access, proactive release, informal and formal applications, the advance deposit, third party consultation and refusal processes.

Discussions on the validity of third-party claims of "commercial-in-confidence" related to documents/information sought under GIPA.

One-day Advanced GIPA Course Outline

An examination and understanding of the issues associated with refusing access some of the most common grounds. The grounds to be examined are negotiable.

A detailed understanding of the process in examining documents the subject of a GIPA application, including the advance deposit, third party consultation and refusal processes.

Examination of a scenario involving a hypothetical formal GIPA application and how to address the various issues associated with the supply of the documents, third party consultations and the examination of possible grounds for refusal.

A detailed explanation of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point the application is received until the original determination.

An overview of the Internal Review and when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

A detailed understanding of the contract reporting requirements under the GIPA Act. (if requested).

Privacy Course Outline

An examination and understanding of the individual Information Protection Principles (IPPs) and the Health Privacy Principles (HPPs) associated with both NSW Privacy Acts.

An understanding of the Privacy complaint process and how it fits within the Privacy Act, including discussion of sample letters covering the receipt of a complaint to its finalisation.

An examination of actual Privacy cases to assess their potential to have breached the Privacy Acts.

Training Locations & Venues

Courses are usually presented “In-house”.  Additional Courses can also be conducted in groups of agencies in the Sydney CBD, Outer Sydney suburbs or regional areas depending on demand.

Alternatively, separate Briefing Sessions can also be conducted “In-house” to meet different requirements. Courses are also available for specific industries, e.g., Local Government agencies, or Briefing Sessions for management or general staff.

In addition to GIPA and Privacy Training and Briefing Sessions for Government agency staff (as detailed above), advice and support can be provided to address individual applications or situations, systems, or policies to ensure agencies comply with the requirements of the various Acts.  Phillip can also act in positions whilst individuals are on leave or pending the appointment of permanent officers.
 

 

ABOUT

Supporting State and Local Government Agencies, Private Companies, Individuals and the Legal Fraternity, who need help protecting their Privacy or are trying to access information protected by Privacy Legislation.

Phillip Youngman has the experience to provide the advice you need.

CONTACT

CALL US
0425 372 262

EMAIL US
phillip@youngmanconsultancy.com.au

 

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