-- Classroom Training and COVID-19 --

COVID-19 has seen us suspend our training for Accredited and Non-Accredited FOI Officers.  We are taking this opportunity to develop a new approach to the delivery of this course.  It is expected that the new approach will be ready for delivery later this year.

In the interim, if your organisation has an urgent need to have an additional staff member(s) designated as an accredited officer, let us know by emailing staterecords@sa.gov.au and we’ll send you information about the interim accreditation process that has been put in place.

If you’d like to go on a wait list for the new course arrangement let us know via email staterecords@sa.gov.au.


FOI training delivered by State Records is only available to State and Local Government staff, as well as staff from the three public Universities in South Australia.  

Our FOI training courses are not open to the public.

Training for Accredited and Non Accredited FOI Officers

The Training for Accredited and Non Accredited FOI Officers course is a mandatory requirement for staff who need to be designated as an accredited FOI officer under the Freedom of Information Act 1991. It is also suitable for other FOI officers who require training.

Training for Accredited and Non Accredited FOI Officers is delivered in a classroom by State Records.

The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to allow them to be designated by their principal officer as an accredited FOI officer - provided they meet the definition of an accredited FOI officer in section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 1991

Accredited FOI officers are responsible for dealing with FOI applications and making determinations.  Other staff from State Government, Local Government and Universities who need to undertake training to support their accredited FOI officer can also attend this course.

This is a comprehensive training course that is made up of four modules delivered over 2.5 days.

  • Module 1 – provides an introduction to the FOI Act
  • Module 2 - examines the administration and processing of FOI applications
  • Module 3 - examines the types of documents that may be exempt from disclosure and the relevant exemption clauses that might apply
  • Module 4 - examines the requirements of making and drafting a written determination under the FOI Act.

Cost: $1,896.00 (GST incl). 

Enrol in a Training Course.

Training EnquiriesMap of 10 Franklin Street Adelaide

Email: Staterecords@sa.gov.au

Phone: 08 8204 8791

Classroom Training Location

GPO Exchange Building

Level 15, 10 Franklin Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Training Enrolment Terms and Conditions