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Privacy Management Plan

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Effective Date:
18th March 2014
Review Date:
18th November 2016
Approval Authority Policy:
Vice Chancellor
Approval Authority Procedure Guideline:
Not Applicable
Approval Date:
17th March 2014
Expired Date:
To Be Advised
Unit Head
Name: Brenda Gradwell +61 2 66269179
Position: Manager, Goverance Services
Name: Nicholas Hyde +61 2 66269555
Position: Policy Adviser
Enquiries Contact
Division: Governance Services

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

Refer attached brief Privacy Act 1988 2014 Amendments and Implications for SCU.

In summary:

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) was amended on 12 December 2012 with some significant

changes. The amendments are contained in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy

Protection) Act 2012. Most amendments will come into force from 12 March 2014.

SCU does not fall within the definition of an organisation under the Privacy Act 1988

and therefore the entire act doesn’t apply. However, the Act does apply to NORSEARCH

as a controlled entity, and SCU is subject to two aspects of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

as follows:

1. SCU is a Tax File Number Recipient, meaning the Tax File Number Guidelines

issued under the act are applicable to SCU;

2. SCU is bound by the Information Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 via

provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, which establishes at subsection 19-

60 that a “higher education provider must comply with the information privacy

principles set out in section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988 in respect of *personal

information obtained for the purposes of section 36-20 or Chapter 3 or 4” (further

detail of section 36-20 and chapter 3 and 4 provided below).

Clauses Amended
Policy: All