Privacy Training Workshop for Federal Government Agencies (2019)


This workshop provides training on requirements for the handling of personal information for Federal Government departments and agencies under the Commonwealth Privacy Act.

The course covers obligations under the:

 •  Australian Privacy Principles (APPs);
 •  Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code (APP Code); and
 •  Data Breach Notification Scheme (DBN Scheme).

The learning objectives of the workshop are to equip participants with a detailed knowledge of:

 •  legal requirements under the APPs, APP Code and DBN Scheme;
 •  privacy governance mechanisms required to meet obligations;
 •  how to apply requirements in practical scenarios;
 •  how to identify and manage privacy risks and incidents; and

 •  how to perform the role of Privacy Officer or privacy manager.

Course content, including cases studies, is specific to Federal Government agencies. 

Attendees receive a bound Participant Handbook containing course materials which also provides a privacy reference handbook for future use.

Course outline

      Privacy Act
      Coverage of Act

2-Australian Privacy Principles
      APP 1 - Open and transparent management of information
      APP 2 - Anonymity and pseudonymity
      APP 3 - Collection of solicited information
      APP 4 - Receiving unsolicited information
      APP 5 - Notification of collection
      APP 6 - Use and disclosure
      APP 7 - Direct marketing
      APP 8 - Cross-border disclosures 
      APP 9 - Adoption, use or disclosure of government identifiers
      APP 10 - Data quality
      APP 11 - Data security
      APP 12 - Access
      APP 13 - Correction

3-Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code
      Privacy management plan
      Privacy Officer
      Privacy Champion
      Privacy impact assessments
      Internal privacy capability

4-Data Breach Notification Scheme
      Scheme requirements
      Breach assessment
      Data breach statement
      Jointly-held information

5-Practical Issues
      Privacy consents
      Social media

Who should attend?

Senior staff responsible for managing privacy, such as Privacy Officers, Chief Information Officers, privacy managers, records managers and risk managers.


Jeremy Douglas-Stewart is a specialist privacy consultant and has been recognised as a leading privacy lawyer in Australia and corporate workshop presenter. Jeremy has extensive experience in advising businesses and government on privacy laws and data management practices, has published widely in the field of privacy (including as author of an Australian privacy law loose-leaf reporting service) and has over 15 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 2004/05 and of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Privacy Principles Roundtable in 2007.


Workshop (PowerPoint presentation, case studies, quizzes and group discussions)


$1,180 + GST

Group discounts - 2 persons - 5%; 3 persons - 7.5%; 4 + persons - 10%   

Materials only - If you are unable to attend, Participant Handbooks can be ordered separately.


Full day catering provided (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)

Workshop times

9am - 5pm

City, date & venue

  CITY - Canberra
  DATE - Thursday, 20 June 2019
  VENUE - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1 Binara Street

Future workshop dates

To request e-notification of future workshop dates, submit your email address through our contact us form with "Notification request: Privacy workshop (federal agencies)" in the subject field.

Workshops in other cities

For public sector training outside Canberra, federal agency staff are able to attend our Privacy Training Workshops for all sectors (ie public and private sectors) being held in capital cities around Australia. These workshops cover obligations for both federal agencies and private sector organisations (there are minor variations between the two), do not include the APP Code module and offer the DBN Scheme module as optional.



This product is sold subject to the Standard terms for seminars & workshops


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Data Breach Notification Scheme Training Workshop
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Australian Privacy Law Handbook        



How to Register 


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This course is really good for those starting in a role that deals with Privacy and releases of data ... Highly recommended.

[V]ery clear and the structure supported learning ... case studies were extremely helpful ... strongly recommend the course.

... informative and very relevant.

... good interaction between tutor and students where real life examples ... enhanced the learning experience. 

[W]orkshop was excellent.  



Previous attendees


Attorney-General's Department

Australian Customs and Border Protection

Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Australian Nuclear Science & Tech. Org.

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Australian Taxation Office

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Bureau of Meteorology



Commonwealth DPP

Commonwealth Superannuation



Dept of Defence

Dept of Employment

Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Dept of Health

Dept of Human Services

Dept of Immigration and Border Control

Dept of Industry, Innovation & Science

Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Devlp.

Fair Work Ombudsman

National Portrait Gallery

Royal Australian Mint

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