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Meyer Vandenberg provides a comprehensive program of legal training courses for both lawyers and non-lawyers.

We offer practical, innovative and cost-effective training solutions which are directly relevant to your business. For more information please peruse the tabs below or contact us direct.

Why agencies choose Meyer Vandenberg to meet their legal training needs

  • Quality – experience quality of content and dynamic presenters.
  • Convenience – we can present at your premises at times suitable to you or choose to attend our state of the art training facilities (free of charge).
  • Relevance – stay up to date on the latest legal developments affecting your agency and portfolio.
  • Cost effective – training is an investment, so it needs to deliver a return to your business. Our training is affordable, flexible and saleable to your needs.
  • Claim CLE – our courses attract CLE points.

Our Courses

Choose from our most popular half day (3 hour) and full day (6 hour) courses:

  • Statutory Interpretation (half day)
  • Delegations and Authorisations (half day)
  • Commonwealth Grant programs  (full day)
  • Probity Fundamentals (half day)
  • Introduction to Freedom of Information (full day)
  • Privacy Law and the Australian Privacy Principles (full day)
  • Responding to Subpoenas (half day)
  • Essentials for the Government Lawyer (full day)
  • Advice writing (half day)
  • Commonwealth procurement and contracting

Our Government training courses are capped at 18 people and include morning and afternoon tea.

Half day 3 hours

9:30-12:30       $370 (ex GST)

Full day 6 hours

9:30am – 3:30pm      $640 (ex GST)

*We offer a 10% discount for bookings of 2 or more participants from the same organisation.

Customised Training

Need a customised training solution? Our customised workshops offer:

  • Lower cost per attendee.
  • Privacy — No need for hypotheticals. Our trainers can focus on your real problems in a confidential environment.
  • Scalable, highly targeted content.
  • Can be delivered at your premises or ours.

Get in touch

Robert Starke
(02) 6279 4386

  • Common law principles
  • Acts Interpretation Act 1901 Cth
  • Recent High Court cases
  • Use of extrinsic materials

Suitable for graduates and new lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • Delegations vs Authorisations
  • Express power
  • Implied power
  • Section 34 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth)
  • The Carltona principle
  • Form of instruments

Suitable for new to intermediate lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • Grants vs procurements
  • Commonwealth Grant Guidelines
  • Obligations to Ministers
  • Mitigating legal and program risk

Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • What is probity?
  • Commonwealth policy
  • The probity plan
  • The role of the probity adviser
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Key probity protections

Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • Walk through the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
  • FOI procedures
  • Key exemptions
  • The publication process
  • The role of the Australian Information Commissioner

Suitable for new lawyers and FOI co-ordinators and administrators. Standard delivery 3 hours.

  • Walkthrough the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
  • Collection of personal information
  • Storage of personal information
  • Use and disclosure
  • Mandatory data breach reporting
  • The role of the Privacy Commissioner

Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers. Standard delivery, 6 hours.

  • Content and form requirements
  • Procedures for responding
  • Grounds for setting aside
  • Public interest privilege
  • Legal professional privilege

Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • Overview of the Commonwealth financial framework (PGPA Act and Rules)
  • Commonwealth procurement and contracting
  • The Legal Services Directions and dispute resolution
  • Public sector employment
  • Decision making and approvals

Suitable for graduates and lawyers new to the Government. Standard delivery, 6 hours.

  • Solving the problem
  • Practice vs theory
  • What makes a great legal advice
  • Research and analysis
  • Client reception

Suitable for new and intermediate lawyers. Standard delivery, 3 hours.

  • Walkthrough of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules
  • Procurement methodology and planning
  • The approach to market and form of contract
  • Austender
  • Evaluation of tenders
  • Approval and awarding contracts

Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers.  Standard delivery, 6 hours.