Student Privacy Statement
Student Privacy Statement

When you apply or enrol to undertake a course with South West TAFE, we ask you for personal information so that we can identify you as a student of the Institute and so that we can contact you (to pass on your results, for example). We try only to collect the information we need, though sometimes we ask questions which are required by government departments, such as “what is your highest level of schooling?” We may also ask for personal information where we think we can offer you extra assistance, such as “do you have a disability?”

If you do not keep your details up to date then you may miss out on important information about your course, your results or even graduation. Each year, as a government funded training provider, the Institute is required to participate in a national benchmarking survey of our students for audit purposes. As part of enrolling with us, your nominated contact details may be forwarded to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The NCVER may either send you a survey or make phone contact with you during your year of study with us or in the year immediately after.

When you study with us or use any of our many services, we collect personal information from you which allow us to identify who you are. We respect this personal information and do our best to keep it safe and secure. We DO NOT hand this information onto marketing companies.

Generally, the information we collect about you stays within the Institute and is shared between your teaching department, Student Records Management, the Finance Department, and other student support services as relevant.

Sometimes we are required to disclose information to other organisations such as Skills Victoria or NCVER. For example, if your training is taking place as a result of a Registered Training Agreement, we will report on your progress to your employer or host employer.

Except where required by law or legislation, the Institute will not share your personal information including your study results and progress with external organisations. Sometimes it is necessary for an external organisation to seek information about you in relation to the course you are studying – such as a support agency or your employer. 
If you are an apprentice or trainee, you employer has the right to obtain information from us about your attendance and progress in the qualification related to your apprenticeship or traineeship even if they have not paid your fees.

Before we share this information, we will request a Third Party Disclosure. This may be an authorisation that you have already completed. However, if we have no Third Party disclosure authorisation on file, we will contact you and seek your approval. You can provide us with authorisation to disclose by completing BP-028 Permission to provide a third party with information.
Even if your employer pays for you to enroll in a course with us, we cannot provide them with information about your results or progress without your permission.

Students must complete the appropriate form to advise any change of personal details. This form is available from the Customer Service Centre or through the student lounge


Student Privacy Statement
Student Privacy Statement

When you apply or enrol to undertake a course with South West TAFE, we ask you for personal information so that we can identify you as a student of the Institute and so that we can contact you (to pass on your results, for example). We try only to collect the information we need, though sometimes we ask questions which are required by government departments, such as “what is your highest level of schooling?” We may also ask for personal information where we think we can offer you extra assistance, such as “do you have a disability?”

If you do not keep your details up to date then you may miss out on important information about your course, your results or even graduation. Each year, as a government funded training provider, the Institute is required to participate in a national benchmarking survey of our students for audit purposes. As part of enrolling with us, your nominated contact details may be forwarded to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The NCVER may either send you a survey or make phone contact with you during your year of study with us or in the year immediately after.

When you study with us or use any of our many services, we collect personal information from you which allow us to identify who you are. We respect this personal information and do our best to keep it safe and secure. We DO NOT hand this information onto marketing companies.

Generally, the information we collect about you stays within the Institute and is shared between your teaching department, Student Records Management, the Finance Department, and other student support services as relevant.

Sometimes we are required to disclose information to other organisations such as Skills Victoria or NCVER. For example, if your training is taking place as a result of a Registered Training Agreement, we will report on your progress to your employer or host employer.

Except where required by law or legislation, the Institute will not share your personal information including your study results and progress with external organisations. Sometimes it is necessary for an external organisation to seek information about you in relation to the course you are studying – such as a support agency or your employer. 
If you are an apprentice or trainee, you employer has the right to obtain information from us about your attendance and progress in the qualification related to your apprenticeship or traineeship even if they have not paid your fees.

Before we share this information, we will request a Third Party Disclosure. This may be an authorisation that you have already completed. However, if we have no Third Party disclosure authorisation on file, we will contact you and seek your approval. You can provide us with authorisation to disclose by completing BP-028 Permission to provide a third party with information.
Even if your employer pays for you to enroll in a course with us, we cannot provide them with information about your results or progress without your permission.

Students must complete the appropriate form to advise any change of personal details. This form is available from the Customer Service Centre or through the student lounge