Privacy Training Webinar (Staff)

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This webinar provides privacy training for staff whose tasks involve the handling of personal information.

The training provides attendees with a detailed understanding of privacy obligations under the Commonwealth Privacy Act and privacy risks relevant to day-to-day work functions. Staff acquire a knowledge of key elements of privacy management frameworks (eg privacy policy, procedures, notices and consents) and the role of staff in ensuring organisation-wide privacy compliance. The training is delivered in a single 1.5 hr session.

The webinar includes real-life and hypothetical case studies to demonstrate and reinforce how obligations apply in practice.

The training content is updated continuously to remain current with developments in laws, cases and Commissioner guidelines.

Learning outcomes

The webinar provides users with an understanding of:

  • meaning and importance of "privacy" when handling personal information;
  • privacy obligations relevant to day-to-day work functions;
  • common privacy risks;
  • key elements of privacy management frameworks (eg privacy policies, procedures, notices and consents) and their functions;
  • role of staff in ensuring organisation-wide privacy compliance.

Course outline

Meaning of "privacy"
Why is privacy important?
Privacy Act and the APPs
Meaning of "personal information"
Key elements of privacy managment frameworks
Consequences of breaches
Role of staff

2-Australian Privacy Principles
     Sensitive information
     Third parties
     Privacy collection notices
Use & disclosure
     'Use' vs 'disclosure'
     Permitted purposes
     Primary purpose
     Related use
     Authorised by law
     Unauthorised staff access
     Unauthorised disclosures
Data accuracy
     "Complete" records
Data security
     Data security policies
     Common risks
Privacy policy
     Multiple policies

3-Data Breach Notification Scheme
Scheme requirements
     Assess breaches
     'Prompt remedial action' exemption
     Notify of breaches
Eligible data breaches
     "Serious harm"
     Common causes
Role of staff: Incident reporting

Who is the course for?

Staff members who handle personal information as part of their daily work functions (eg customer service officers, administration staff, accounts officers etc).


Jeremy Douglas-Stewart has been recognised as a leading privacy lawyer in Australia and corporate privacy training facilitator. Jeremy has extensive experience in advising businesses and government on privacy laws and data management practices, is author of an Australian privacy law loose-leaf reporting service and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering privacy training seminars. Jeremy was a member of the Privacy Commissioner's Consultative Group during the review of the Privacy Act in 2004/5 and of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Privacy Principles Roundtable in 2007.


Held in Zoom. Attendees view the presenter and screen presentations. Attendees do not appear on-screen.


$225 + GST

Group discounts
2 persons - 5% | 3 persons - 10%  |  4 persons - 15%  |  5 persons - 20%  |  6 persons - 25%  |  7 persons - 30%  |  8 persons - 35%  |  9 persons - 40%  |  10 persons - 45%

For 10+ persons, request a quote. Disounts apply automatically when ordering online.

Not-For-Profit discount
5% NFP discount. Enter the coupon code "nfp" when registering online.

Package discount
A 20% package discount applies if purchased with the Privacy Training Webinar (Privacy Officers & Managers). Enter the coupon code "pack20" when registering online for the Privacy Training Webinar (Staff). The separate registrations must be under the same organisation name.

Dates & times

Mon, 17 July 2023 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (AEST) - COMPLETED
Tues, 12 Sept 2023 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (AEST) - COMPLETED
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT) - COMPLETED

1.5 hours 

Regularity of webinars
Held once every 2 months.

Receive notification of future dates

To request e-notification of future webinar dates, send us your email address through our Contact Us form with "Notification request - Privacy webinar" in the subject field. Emails can be removed from the list at any time.


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To register, click on the desired
webinar dates below.

17 July 2023

12 Sept 2023 

22 Nov 2023