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Privacy legislation and structured workplace learning

Victorian privacy laws (Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)) protect the personal and health information of students.

The information provided by students, parents/carers and employers is obtained for the purposes of coordinating structured workplace learning. It must be kept confidential by all parties and should not be used for any other purposes.

If the principal has disclosed any health information to the employer, the employer must maintain the confidentiality of that health information and only disclose it to another party if the student requires treatment for a known medical condition or in the case of a medical emergency.

The department is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and health information. For a copy of the department’s information privacy policy please refer to Department of Education privacy policyExternal Link

For a copy of the Schools’ privacy policy refer to Schools' privacy policyExternal Link

For further information and guidance on privacy and information sharing, refer to: Privacy and Information Sharing

Commonwealth privacy legislation does not apply to the Victorian Government or Victorian Government funded services.

Chapter in the Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines on the importance of complying with privacy laws in structured workplace learning arrangements

Reviewed 10 January 2024

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