COLLECTION OF YOUR DATA
MILCOM is required to provide the Department with student and training activity data. This includes personal information collected in the MILCOM enrolment form and unique identifiers such as the Commonwealth’s Unique Student Identifier (USI). MILCOM provides data to the Department in accordance with the VET Student Statistical Collection Guidelines.
USE OF YOUR DATA
The department uses student and training data, including personal information, for a range of VET purposes including administration, monitoring and planning. A students USI may be used for specific VET purposes including the verification of student data provided by MILCOM; the administration and audit of VET providers and programs; education-related policy and research purposes; and to assist in determining eligibility for training subsidies.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DATA
necessary and where lawful, the Department may disclose VET data, including personal information, to its contractors, other government agencies, professional bodies and/or other organisations for VET- related purposes. This includes disclosure of VET student and training data to the Commonwealth and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
LEGAL AND REGULATORY
The Department’s collection and handling of enrolment data and VSNs is authorised under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic). The Department is also authorised to collect and handle USIs in accordance with Student Identifiers Act 2014 (Cth) and the Student Identifiers Regulation 2014 (Cth).
You may be contacted to participate in a survey conducted by NCVER or a Department-endorsed project, audit or review relating to your training. This provides valuable feedback on the delivery of VET programs in Australia.
CONEQUENCES OF NOT PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION
Failure to provide your personal information may mean that it is not possible for you to enrol in VET courses.
ACCESS, CORRECTION AND COMPLAINTS
You have the right to seek access to or correction of your own personal information. You may also complain if you believe your privacy has been breached. For further information, please contact MILCOM Administration Officer in the first instance by phone on 1300 369 320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org For further information about Unique Student Identifiers, including access, correction and complaints, go to: http://www.usi.gov.au/Studetns/Pages/student-privacy.aspx