Training Calendar


Training Calendar online courses are now available for registration for May–June 2020. We are looking at using the Department of Finance approved GovTeams platform for online training.

AGS offers a wide range of courses in administrative law, freedom of information, privacy, employment law, statutory interpretation, advice-writing, contract management and other topics relevant to government law. These sessions are designed for Commonwealth government departments and agencies to assist Commonwealth government employees (lawyers and non-lawyers) in acquiring the legal knowledge and skills they need to do their jobs efficiently.

Our presenters are all AGS lawyers who are subject matter experts in the subjects they teach. AGS training sessions are full of interactive exercises, examples and challenging discussion, and always draw on the valuable experience participants themselves bring along. Participants will leave an AGS course with new knowledge, valuable insight and a fresh perspective.

All courses also attract CLE/CPD points (see table below) and a certificate of attendance can be provided upon request.

The courses offered will only run if sufficient registrations have been received.

We offer some complimentary places to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander government employees. For enquiries email or call T 02 6253 7464.

In-house training is available for all standard courses and can be tailored to suit your agency’s needs. For enquiries email or call T 02 6253 7145.

To view all training courses including the course descriptions click here.

For more information, view FAQs.

Foundational Australian Government Lawyer Training Program  Sold Out  Postponed, dates TBC.

Upcoming training


Training Calendar PDF

Course descriptions

ACT FOI key concepts, exemptions and decision-making

Administrative law (2 days)

Advice writing

Affidavits – preparation, use and pitfalls

Alternative dispute resolution

APP intensive

Archives Act – key exemptions

Code of conduct – applying sanctions

Constitutional issues in program design

Contract management

Delegations and authorisations

Evaluating tenders

FOI exemptions

FOI exemptions and decision-making

FOI – next steps

Foundational Government Lawyer Training Program

Grant programs

How laws are made: an overview of the legislative process

How to run a code of conduct investigation

How to undertake a review of action

Introduction to civil litigation process

Introduction to contract law

Introduction to FOI (full-day)

Introduction to privacy

Key legal issues in grants

Legislative instruments: what you need to know

Managing a code of conduct investigation

Managing persistent complainants

Online legal resources

Masterclass – privacy and employment

PGPA Act for non-corporate Commonwealth entities

PGPA Act for corporate Commonwealth entities

Practical Privacy

Principles of decision-making

Procedural fairness – cases and principles

Public Interest Disclosure Act – the role of authorised officers

Public Interest Disclosure Act for investigators

Responding to subpoenas

Statement of reasons

Statutory interpretation

Tendering and procurement

Tough conversations about poor performance

Understanding legislation

What entity is that? A guide to public and private legal entities



Course title Places left When Where Register


Course prices (including GST) at 1 July 2019 CPD points
1 hour $160 1
1.5 hours $220 1
2 hours $270 2
2.5 hours $330 2
3 hours $380 2.5
1/2 day $440 3
1 day $880 6
2 day (Admin Law) $1,700 12
2 day (Code of Conduct) $1,950 12