Privacy Policy

Information collected will only be used for the purposes of the Review or where otherwise permitted by law. You may choose to provide your name, postcode and email address by using the ‘Register for updates’ form. By providing your email address, you authorise the Review team to collect and use it for the purpose of updating you about the Review.

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Our online privacy statement governs the collection, storage, use, access and disposal of data including all personal information obtained on Victorian Skills Gateway websites. The Statement will be updated fro​m tim​e to time so please visit this page regularly.

Collection of information

Two types of online data are collected on this website:

  • visitor logs and statistics
  • information provided by users through online forms, registration, databases and feedback (When personal information is collected online through databases and forms for example, a privacy notice informing you how your personal information will be collected, used and protected will be available).

Visitor logs and statistics

This website gather statistics on users’ online experience. Information collected includes:

  • visitor server addresses and domains
  • the times and dates the site was visited
  • the pages visitors accessed and files downloaded
  • visitors’ browsers and operating systems.

The main purpose for collecting this information is to provide statistical information used for website and system administration. The information does not identify individual users but does identify the computer that is used to access our sites.

Logged information is not disclosed outside of departmental staff or those under contract to conduct maintenance to web server components. We make no attempt to identify individuals from these records unless it is necessary to the investigation of a breach of law.

Internet risks

Any personal information collected is used for the purpose of providing access to online services and monitoring such access. All Department staff have a legal duty to protect the privacy of your personal information and ensure it is used only for the purpose to which you have agreed. The Department does not make this available to third parties (other than departmental staff or those under contract to conduct maintenance to web server components) any of your personal information which is stored on this website; Personal information is handled in accordance with Victorian privacy legislation and is stored and disposed of in accordance with Department’s Record Keeping Policy.

There are inherent risks associated with the transmission of personal information via the internet as it is not a secure medium. Do not provide any secure personal information online such as a password or credit card number or information that you wish to keep confidential.

We have made every effort to implement security policies, rules and measures to protect your information from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration and destruction.

We do not guarantee secure transmission of data transmitted via its websites.

Google Analytics

Pages on this site may be coded with scripts from Google Analytics. This is transparent to the user, as the software makes use of an invisible image at the bottom of the web page. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. This enables Google Analytics to track the number of unique visitors to this site. In no way does this unique identifier identify a user personally.

Department of Education and Training Privacy

For more information, see: Information Privacy Policy​