seafood & maritime training
the important stuff about your data
Seafood & Maritime Training (SMT) as a Registered Training Organisation is highly sensitive to the confidentiality of information provided by you to Seafood & Maritime Training.
laws & legislation
All personal information that SMT collects is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
Information about the Act can be found on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Under the requirements of the Information Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act, SMT is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
the information we collect
SMT must collect personal information as part of your application process for training. This information may be of a personal nature and can include details of educational background, employment history, and current employment status, and language, literacy and numeracy skills.
The requested enrolment application information conforms to the AVETMISS (Australian Vocational Education & Training Management Information Statistical Standard) requirements, which all students are required to provide when enrolling. The personal information gained during the enrolment process will not be used for marketing purposes.
how we use this information
The purpose of collecting personal information during the enrolment process is to allow the staff of SMT to develop effective training and assessment programs, according to the needs of each individual. This will enable you to enrol and obtain your qualifications.
how we store this information
SMT is required to keep your records for compliance with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and the RTO Standards for RTO’s 2015. All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that information collected is kept secure and confidential.
Our web environment, Virtual Learning Environment and databases are protected from unauthorised access using current technologies.
You should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. For those who do not wish to transmit specific information across the Internet, the Framework provides alternative ways of providing information. For example, forms may be printed and lodged by post.
sharing this information
SMT will not sell, share, rent or otherwise provide personal information to others, including people in your workplace or spouses, without your written consent.
If you are under the age of 18 years your personal information, attendance details, progress and results may be disclosed to your parent/guardian.
Personal information collected as a result of your enrolment will be disclosed to authorised departmental officers of State and Commonwealth Government authorities and agencies for general student administration, vocational education and training administration and regulation, as well as departmental planning, reporting, communication, research, evaluation, auditing and marketing.
The privacy statement for the Department of Education and Training can be found at www.education.gov.au
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