Edition 543, 3 March 2014
- Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March!
- Ensuring your trainers and assessors’ industry currency
- Moodle (Advanced) - Taking Moodle to the next level to engage Learners
- Independent Validation - the Why's and the Wise
- Skills for All resources & free webinar - Training students with a disability
- ACPET Queensland State Forum
- Two ACPET workshops in Hobart - 25 March
- Register now for Professional Development in Tasmania March-May
- VET Reform Taskforce Consultation Adelaide 12 March
- Save the Date 4 April - ACPET SA VET Forum
- Last Chance to register - PD Hobart - 14 March - Setting up your students for success
- Senior High Schools in Fujian Province, China seek for course cooperation
- Austrade conducting Bangladesh Education Market Briefing in Sydney and Melbourne
- Education Expo Peru May 2014
- NCVER Research Forum: widening participation through education and training
- ASQA revisits general direction on transition and teach-out provisions
Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March!
Monday, March 3 2014
RTOs should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they come into effect on 14 March 2014.
The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was introduced over 25 years ago. The 13 new privacy principles will regulate the handling of personal information.
Please note that a small business with an annual turnover of $3m or less may be exempt, unless it holds student health information or is related to a body corporate that carries on a larger business.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has prepared a checklist to assist with understanding the main changes.