Why we collect your personal information
As a registered training organisation (RTO), we collect your personal information so we can process and manage your enrolment in vocational education and training (VET) course with us. If you do provide adequate information as requested, Edge Workforce Pty Ltd may not be able to process your application.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to enable us to deliver VET courses to you, and otherwise, as needed, to comply with our obligations as an RTO.
How we disclose your personal information
We are required by law (under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) (NVETR Act)) to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the National VET Data Collection kept by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). The NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics about the Australian VET sector.
We are also authorised by law (under the NVETR Act) to disclose your personal information to the relevant state or territory training authority.
How the NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information
The NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the NVETR Act. Your personal information may be used and disclosed by NCVER for purposes that include populating authenticated VET transcripts; administration of VET; facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage; and understanding the VET market.
The NCVER is authorised to disclose information to the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), Commonwealth authorities, State and Territory authorities (other than registered training organisations) that deal with matters relating to VET and VET regulators for the purposes of those bodies, including to enable:
· administration of VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation
· facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage
· understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information.
The NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER's behalf.
The NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.
If you would like to seek access to or correct your information, in the first instance, please contact your RTO using the contact details listed below.
DESE is authorised by law, including the Privacy Act and the NVETR Act, to collect, use and disclose your personal information to fulfil specified functions and activities. For more information about how the DESE will handle your personal information, please refer to the DESE VET Privacy Notice at https://www.dese.gov.au/national-vet-data/vet-privacy-notice.
Please refer to the additional State or Territory Authority Privacy Notice included in this application process should this be relevant to your application.
You may receive a student survey which may be run by a government department or an NCVER employee, agent, third-party contractor or another authorised agency. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
At any time, you may contact Edge Workforce Pty Ltd to:
· request access to your personal information
· correct your personal information
· make a complaint about how your personal data has been handled
· ask a question about this Privacy Notice
Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, Edge Workforce Pty Ltd is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER).
Your personal information (including the personal information contained on this enrolment form), may be used or disclosed by Edge Workforce Pty Ltd for statistical, administrative, regulatory and research purposes. Edge Workforce Pty Ltd may disclose your personal information for these purposes to:
· Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies; and
Personal information that has been disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed by NCVER for the following purposes:
· populating authenticated VET transcripts;
· facilitating statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage;
· pre-populating RTO student enrolment forms;
· understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information; and administering VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.
You may receive a student survey which may be administered by a government department or NCVER employee, agent or third-party contractor or other authorised agencies. Please note you may opt-out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the National VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER's website at www.ncver.edu.au).
Edge Workforce Pty Ltd retains a record of personal information about all individuals with whom we undertake any form of business activity. Edge Workforce Pty Ltd must collect, hold, use and disclose information from our clients and stakeholders for a range of purposes.
As a government registered training organisation, regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, Edge Workforce Pty Ltd is required to collect, hold, use and disclose a wide range of personal and sensitive information on Students in nationally recognised training programs. This information requirement is outlined in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and associated legislative instruments.
Edge Workforce Pty Ltd must require and confirm identification however, in services delivery to individuals for nationally recognised course programs. We are authorised by Australian law to deal only with individuals who have appropriately identified themselves. That is, it is a Condition of Registration for all RTOs under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 that we identify individuals and their specific individual needs on commencement of services delivery and collect and disclose Australian Vocational Education and Training Management of Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) data on all individuals enrolled in nationally recognised training programs. Other legal requirements, as noted earlier in this policy, also require considerable identification arrangements.
In providing your personal information as requested and signing this notice, you are confirming your receipt of, and understanding of these details, and providing your consent for the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined.
I declare that the information I have provided to the best of my knowledge is true and correct. I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information in accordance with the Privacy Notice above. In making this application for enrolment, I am aware of the consequences that may arise from providing false, misleading or incomplete information, including the cancellation of my enrolment or the withdrawal of any offer made by Edge Workforce Pty Ltd
I have read, and I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information (which may include sensitive data) pursuant to the information detailed, and NCVER policies, procedures and protocols published on NCVER's website at www.ncver.edu.au
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I give Edge Workforce Pty Ltd permission to use photos in public material and social media (including any images where I may be recognised) as may be useful. I authorise images of my participation in training to be used by Edge Workforce Pty Ltd for future marketing and business purposes. I understand that I retain the right to withdraw my consent at any time.