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. The NCVER’s example enrolment form will be updated soon. 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.