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.
Commonwealth privacy legislation does not apply to the Victorian Government or Victorian Government funded services.
Reviewed 27 May 2020