All responsible officers appointed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) are required to undertake Responsible Officer Training.

Responsible Officer Training

Responsible officers play an important role in administering the PID Act.

Responsible officers' duties include receiving disclosures of public interest information, making recommendations to principal officers in relation to disclosures, and advising fellow staff about the public interest disclosure scheme.

Who can apply?

This training is available for public officers who have been appointed responsible officers under the PID Act.

The Public Interest Disclosure Regulations 2019 require that persons designated as responsible officers must complete this course which has been approved by the Commissioner.

What will the training include?

The 2.5 hour training course will address:

  • the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018
  • our Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines
  • the role of responsible officers in the scheme
  • appropriate handling and protection of informants
  • cultures of disclosure in public administration

How to register to attend:

The next Responsible Officer Training session: TBA

Queries can be emailed to

What to prepare for the training:

Participants will be expected to have read the PID Act and our Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines.

Before attending this training participants should also have completed the online Public Interest Disclosure training course which is available on the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment's website.