School operations

Privacy and Information Sharing

How to implement the Schools’ Privacy Policy

Post a link on your school’s public facing website to the Department’s Schools’ Privacy PolicyExternal Link .

Step 2 – share supporting information with staff

Share the Schools’ Privacy Policy FAQs for StaffExternal Link (login required) to help them understand when they should share ‘need to know’ information.

Step 3 – share supporting information with the school community

Share the Information for Parents – Schools’ Privacy PolicyExternal Link with your school community to help them understand how the school handles their information.

Translations for culturally and linguistically diverse communities are available. Refer to TranslationsExternal Link to download and share these resources.

Step 4 – use the new collection notice

The Department has an updated privacy collection notice to match the Schools’ Privacy Policy. This notice must be used by schools during the enrolment process, communicated annually and provided to parents at other times on request: Privacy Collection Notice (DOCX)External Link (staff login required).

Refer to the chapter on Collection notices for further guidance.

Guidance chapter on implementing the Schools' Privacy Policy, including linking to the policy on school website, sharing information with staff and the school community and using collection statements

Reviewed 06 December 2021

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