Data Breach Notification Scheme Training Webinar (2024)

(for training for health service providersclick here)


This webinar provides training on the requirements of the Data Breach Notification Scheme (DBN Scheme) under the Commonwealth Privacy Act.

The DBN Scheme requires organisations to notify the Commissioner and affected individuals of serious data breaches, having a major impact on data breach incident response measures.

The course equips participants with a detailed understanding of:

  • the DBN Scheme requirements;
  • how to assess the seriousness of incidents and apply scheme requirements in real-life scenarios;
  • how prompt remedial action can prevent the triggering of scheme requirements;
  • issues to address in supplier and client contracts.

Attendees receive a bound Participant Handbook which contains course materials and provides a DBN Scheme reference handbook for future use.

The course can be purchased as a package (50% discount) with the Privacy Training Webinar (Privacy Officers & Managers) (which concludes one hour prior). Each course must be registered for separately (with discount coupons for the DBN Scheme course - see below).

Course outline

1. Coverage
       Entities, information and acts
       Employee records
       Remedial action
2. Scheme requirements
       Breach Assessment
       Review exemptions
3. Breach assessment
       Suspected breaches
       "Eligible data breach"
       "Serious harm"
4. Data breach statement
       Contents of statement
       Sample statement
5. Notification
       To Commissioner
       To individuals
6. Jointly-held information
       Special provisions
       Contractual measures

Who is the course for?

Senior staff responsible for managing privacy (eg Privacy Officers, Chief Information Officers, privacy managers, records managers and risk managers).


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.


$265 + GST

Group discounts
2 persons - 5%; 3 persons - 7.5%; 4 + persons - 10% (applied automatically)

Not-For-Profit discount
5% NFP discount. Enter the coupon code "nfp" when registering online (if ordering with a 50% package discount, enter coupon code "pack50nfp" to obtain both discounts together, totalling 55%).

Package discount
50% when purchased with the Privacy Training Webinar (Privacy Officers & Managers). Enter coupon code "pack50" when registering online for DBN Scheme Webinar. Registrations must be under the same organisation name.

Materials only
If you cannot attend a webinar, Participant Handbooks can be ordered separately at a 50% discount. To order, register a place in the webinar with the coupon code "materials.only" and the order will be processed accordingly.

Dates & times

Wed, 21 June 2023 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (AEST) - COMPLETED
Wed, 20 Sept 2023 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (AEST) - COMPLETED
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (AEDT) - FULL

1 hour.

Regularity of webinars
Held once every 6 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 - DBN Scheme Webinar" in the subject field. Emails can be removed from the list at any time.


This product is sold subject to the standard Terms for seminars, workshops & webinars.


To register, click on the desired
webinar dates below.

21 June 2023

20 Sept 2023

21 Feb 2024
To be notified of future
dates, see below.