Crown Solicitor's Office


Specialised training


The Crown Solicitor's Office provides specialised training. Select a link below to go to details of the training available, and our cancellation, refund and transfer policy:

Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act 1998 ("PPIPA") training    

The Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act 1998 workshops have been developed to help you understand the full implications of PPIPA in your workplace.

The course will give you the following outcomes:

  • a thorough understanding of the key information protection principles ("IPPs") and how they relate to each other

  • an introduction to the case law interpreting the key IPPs and how it affects their application in practice

  • an understanding of the key differences between PPIPA and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 ("HRIPA")

  • knowledge of how to apply the key IPPs through practical case studies

  • awareness of some common pitfalls in applying privacy legislation and tips on how to avoid them.

The introductory course deals with the following topics:

the meaning of "personal information" and "health information" and the distinction between the two:

  • collection of information

  • use of information

  • disclosure of information

  • conducting an internal review.

Limited to a maximum of 30 people.

The advanced course covers:

  • access to and amendment of information

  • retention and security of information

  • exemptions to the privacy principles.

Limited to a maximum of 15 people.

The advanced course is a full day course and assumes knowledge of the material covered in the introductory course (a half day course).

Like our GIPAA training, the workshops will have a practical focus.

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 ("GIPAA") training

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009  commenced on 1 July 2010. To help our clients understand the implications of working under the GIPAA, the Crown Solicitor's Office is offering a series of full-day workshops.

The workshops use practical case studies to develop understanding of the legislation's practical operation, based on real problems encountered by government agencies.

Introductory GIPAA workshop

This course will give you the following outcomes:

  • an understanding of the coverage of the GIPAA and what government information may be accessed under the Act

  • how to process a  GIPAA application - practical tips on steps to take to maximise efficient processing of formal and informal applications

  • knowledge of fees and charges

  • an understanding of what constitutes an "overriding public interest against disclosure" and how to apply the balancing test

  • awareness of the avenues of review or appeal of agency decisions.

The course is designed for people with limited or no experience of Freedom of Information or the GIPAA and who want an introduction to the GIPAA and its processes.

Advanced GIPAA workshop

This one-day course is for those who have completed an introductory course or have some hands-on Freedom of Information or GIPAA experience.

The course assumes knowledge of the procedural aspects of the GIPAA (covered in the introductory workshop). It will give you an understanding of:  

  • the application of the "overriding public interest against disclosure" test in complex cases

  • the operation of the conclusive presumption of an overriding public interest against disclosure

  • the impact of the applicant's identity and purpose in seeking information under the GIPAA.

Please note that workshops are limited to a maximum of 15 people and are for the staff of State and Local Government agencies only.

Each seminar earns you MCLE/CPD points - one "unit" for each hour of attendance, excluding refreshment breaks.

Tax invoices and payment options
Please note that the Registration Form is a Tax Invoice. All payments can be made by your accounts department using this document.
We do not create individual Tax Invoices. We accept EFT or cheque - we do NOT have credit card facilities.


Seminar cancellation, refund and transfer policy

If you would like to cancel a seminar booking, you must notify CSO Marketing at least 48 hours before the seminar date by emailing Upon confirmation of your cancellation, a full refund will be given.

Refunds will not be given for cancellations made within 48 hours of the seminar date, or if you are unable to attend on the day.

Note: please cancel via email.

If you would like to transfer to an alternative seminar date, or transfer your booking to a colleague within your organisation, please notify CSO Marketing at least 48 hours before the seminar date by emailing The decision to transfer is at the discretion of CSO Marketing and will depend on the availability of places in the relevant seminar.





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