RMIT is committed to ensuring the privacy of its students.
RMIT Privacy Statement
I understand that:
RMIT University is providing this notice because the University has sought my personal information. RMIT requires this information so it can fully and properly administer enrolment in accordance with its policies and procedures. Information may also be used for related secondary purposes such as informing students about:
- career opportunities or future programs that may be of interest
- events or alumni activities following your graduation
- arts, sports or leisure activities that may be of interest.
Student information will also be used to start and operate externally hosted applications used by RMIT as part of its education provision, for example (but not limited to) Google, BlackBoard, PebblePad and Illuminate. Any information disclosed will be limited to that necessary to effectively operate the application on behalf of the student and the recipient organisations are required to provide the same privacy safeguards as RMIT.
RMIT is required under law to collect and report enrolment details to State and Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Higher Education and Skills, Centrelink, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and the Australian Taxation Office.
Data relating to students studying at locations outside of Australia may also be released to partner organisations for the purpose of administering enrolments and program delivery in those locations. Use and disclosure of this information, other than to the respective partner organisation, will only be in accordance with this privacy statement, unless required by an Australian or local law.
Student data may also be accessed for conducting duly authorised research, or to seek specific consent to participate in such research. In such instances the identity of the individuals will not be disclosed in any resulting report or publication unless specifically authorised by the individual concerned.
Information may also be released to external agencies or Government departments/ agencies to facilitate bulk mail-outs, debt collection activities and conduct student satisfaction surveys. These organisations are required to provide the same privacy safeguards as RMIT.
Where your school is participating in the Student Success Project, information you provide verbally for this will be de-identified and pooled for reporting purposes and comply with Privacy Principles.
RMIT discloses awards verification information, specifically program name and conferral/graduation date, on request, to prevent the use of fraudulent RMIT qualifications. Where further information is sought authorisation from the student is required.
You have the right to request access to and/or correct any personal information concerning you that is held by RMIT. For further information or enquiries please contact the Hub on your campus or tel. +61 3 9925 8980. Complex access requests may require a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Such requests should be directed to the University Freedom of Information Officer at www.rmit.edu.au/foi.
RMIT University is required to provide the Victorian Government, through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, with student and training activity data which may include information I provide in this enrolment form. Information is required to be provided in accordance with the Victorian VET Student Statistical Collection Guidelines that are available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/providers/rto/Pages/datacollection.aspx. The Department may use the information provided to it for planning, administration, policy development, program evaluation, resource allocation, reporting and/or research activities. For these and other lawful purposes, the Department may also disclose information to its consultants, advisers, other government agencies, professional bodies and/or other organisations. I have been advised by the training organisation that I may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 requires RMIT to collect and disclose my personal information for a number of purposes including the allocation to me of a Victorian Student Number and updating my personal information on the Victorian Student Register.
For students eligible for VET FEE-HELP, the following privacy statement also applies:
RMIT University is collecting the information in this form for the purpose of assessing my entitlement to Commonwealth assistance under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and allocation of a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to me. RMIT University will disclose this information to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) for those purposes. DIISRTE will store the information securely in the Higher Education Information Management System. DIISRTE may disclose the information to the Australian Taxation Office. RMIT and DIISRTE will not otherwise disclose the information without my consent unless required or authorised by law.
For more information in relation to how student information may be used or disclosed please contact RMIT’s Privacy Officer on tel. +61 3 9925 1161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.