Compliance Framework Information Listed Alphabetically
Day to day operational issues including records management, food safety and privacy.
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Do you need to comply?
Yes – under the provisions of Australian privacy legislation.
Conditions of compliance
Schools must comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
If you have to comply, what do you have to do?
Schools need to have systems and procedures in place to handle personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles as outlined in the legislation. Victorian Government legislation also regulates student and other records. The Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) covers the Victorian public sector, except in relation to health information. TheHealth Records Act 2001 (Vic)covers health information and applies to the public and private sectors in Victoria.
Guidance for observing the Australian Government privacy laws can be found in theIndependent Schools’ Privacy Compliance Manual (opens in isConnect). Schools may also wish to seek specific professional advice on how to comply with the Privacy Act.
What are the consequences if you don’t comply?
You may be in breach of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth.).