The Australian Government has updated the National Vocational Education and Training Data Policy which comes into force on 1 January 2021 along with a new Privacy Notice.

The updated National Vocational Education and Training Data Policy includes a new Privacy Notice which brings with it revised compliance obligations for independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The Australian Government has advised that RTOs must use the new Privacy Notice when enrolling students from 1 January 2021 onwards. The new Privacy Notice is set in Schedule 1 of the National Vocational Education and Training Data Policy.

The updated policy can be accessed via the links below.

2020 National Vocational Education & Training Data Policy

The Privacy Notice was changed to reflect amendments to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 that came into effect in September 2020. The new Privacy Notice has been written to be easier for students to understand and to support RTOs in meeting their privacy obligations.