CES is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act.
Catholic Education in Cairns is committed to assisting schools to meet their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles.
As part of this commitment we receive ongoing advice from the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) on compliance with the legislation. In May 2018 the NCEC updated its Privacy Manual and suggested a change to policies, policy statements and collection notices. This change is relatively minor but important.
In summary the change provides that the school may disclose personal and sensitive information for educational, administrative and support purposes, to include:
- Providers of specialist advisory services and assistance to the school, including in the area of Human Resources, child protection and students with additional needs.
For queries about these changes please contact: Andrew McKenzie, Manager Governance and Engagement, Cairns Catholic Education Services, telephone 07 4050 9783 or email email@example.com