Time to update enrolment materials

08 December 2020

Changes to National VET Data Policy – Schedule 1 Privacy Notice

The National VET Data Policy has recently changed, and along with it the Privacy Notice included at Schedule 1.

RTOs must use the new Privacy Notice when enrolling students from 1 January 2021 onwards. You can find the Privacy Notice at Schedule 1 of the National VET Data Policy or by accessing the NCVER’s example enrolment form. You will need to customise the Privacy Notice before including it in your enrolment materials.

Existing students continuing their studies into 2021 should also be made aware of the new Privacy Notice. It is up to RTOs how they achieve this, but one way would be for the RTO to publish the notice on its website.

The Privacy Notice was changed to reflect amendments to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 that came into effect in September this year. The new Privacy Notice has been written to be easier for students to understand and to support RTOs in meeting their privacy obligations.

It remains in addition to any other specific requirements RTOs are obligated to provide to their students, for example, under state or territory privacy laws.

If you have questions, please check the FAQs, or for more information about collection, use or disclosure of personal information, see NCVER's Privacy Policy and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s VET Data Privacy Notice.