Privacy Guideline

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This Guideline assists Providers who deliver services under any deed that the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) administers that may refer to this guideline  to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). 

The Privacy Act regulates the handling of personal information and sets out principles for the management, collection, use and disclosure of personal information. All APP entities, including the department, Providers and Host Organisations must comply with the Privacy Act.

This Guideline is not a stand-alone document and does not contain all of Providers’ obligations contained in the respective Deed(s). Providers must ensure they comply with: 

  • the Privacy Act; 
  • the social security law; and 

other legislation or laws relevant to the respective jurisdictions in which they operate, including privacy, work health and safety or anti-discrimination obligations that apply under State or Territory law.

This Guideline is not legal advice and the Commonwealth accepts no liability for any action purportedly taken in reliance upon it. This Guideline does not reduce the obligation of Providers to comply with their relevant legal obligations and, to the extent this Guideline is inconsistent with obligations under the Privacy Act, social security law or any other legislation or laws relevant to the respective jurisdictions in which Providers operate, the Privacy Act, the social security law and the other legislation or laws, respectively, will prevail. 

This Guideline must be read in conjunction with the respective Deeds and any relevant Guidelines or reference material issued by the department under, or in connection with, the respective Deed. 

Last modified on Thursday 14 May 2020 [34931|166603]