Skyline International College (SIC) will comply with the ten national privacy principles in the handling of personal information of students.
- Collection – SIC will collect only the information necessary for one or more of its functions. The individual will be told the purposes for which the information is collected.
- Use and disclosure – Personal information will not be used or disclosed for a secondary purpose unless the individual has consented or a prescribed exception applies.
- Data quality – SIC will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information it collects uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date.
- Data Security – SIC will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
- Openness – SIC will document how they manage personal information and when asked by an individual, will explain the information it holds, for what purpose and how it collects, holds, uses and discloses the information.
- Access and correction – The individual will be given access to the information held except to the extent that prescribed exceptions apply. SIC will correct and update information errors described by the individual.
- Unique Identifiers – Commonwealth Government identifiers (e.g. Medicare number or tax file number) will only be used for the purposes for which they were issued. SIC will not assign unique identifiers except where it is necessary to carry out its functions efficiently.
- Anonymity – Wherever possible, SIC will provide the opportunity for the individual to interact with them without identifying themselves.
- Transborder Data Flows – The individual’s privacy protections apply to the transfer of personal information out of Australia.
- Sensitive Information – SIC will seek the consent of the individual when collecting sensitive information about the individual such as health information, or information about the individual’s racial or ethnic background, or criminal record.
Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, Skyline International College is required to collect personal information about you.
Why we collect your personal information
As a registered training organisation (RTO), we collect your personal information so we can process and manage your enrolment in a vocational education and training (VET) course with us.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to enable us to deliver VET courses to you, and otherwise, as needed, to comply with our obligations as an RTO.
How we disclose your personal information
We are required by law (under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) (NVETR Act)) to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the National VET Data Collection kept by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). The NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics
about the Australian VET sector.
We are also authorised by law (under the NVETR Act) to disclose your personal information to the relevant state or territory training authority.
How the NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information
The NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the NVETR Act. Your personal information may be used and disclosed by NCVER for purposes that include populating authenticated VET transcripts; administration of VET; facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage; and understanding the VET market.
The NCVER is authorised to disclose information to the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), Commonwealth authorities, State and Territory authorities (other than registered training organisations) that deal with matters relating to VET and VET regulators for the purposes of those bodies, including to enable:
- Administration of VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation
- Facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage
- Understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information.
The NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER’s behalf.
The NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.
If you would like to seek access to or correct your information, in the first instance, please contact your RTO using the contact details listed below.
DESE is authorised by law, including the Privacy Act and the NVETR Act, to collect, use and disclose your personal information to fulfil specified functions and activities. For more information about how the DESE will handle your personal information, please refer to the DESE VET Privacy Notice at https://www.dese.gov.au/national-vet-data/vet-privacy-notice .
You may receive a student survey which may be run by a government department or an NCVER employee, agent, third-party contractor or another authorised agency. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
At any time, you may contact Skyline International College to:
- Request access to your personal information
- Correct your personal information
- Make a complaint about how your personal information has been handled
- Ask a question about this Privacy Notice
Phone: 1300 807 383