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Privacy Policy 2023


Brisbane Professional College, known as BPC or the College with ABN 43 609 327 399 has developed and implemented this Privacy Policy to provide individuals with information about how we hold and use personal information that is collected.

When information is provided to BPC, you consent to its collection, use, storage and disclosure in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you wish to make any enquiries regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us by emailing admin@bpc.edu.au.

The College respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This document sets out our policy on how we will manage your personal information.

The information you provide through the USI application process:

  • is collected by the Student Identifiers Registrar for a number of purposes,
  • may be disclosed to a number of organisations, departments, regulators and other persons where it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of performing functions or exercising powers,
  • may be disclosed to the Oversight Authority in instances pertaining to digital identity to enable them to perform their functions; 
  • will not otherwise be disclosed without their consent unless authorised or required by or under law.


Detailed information on the use of your information can be found in Division 5 – Collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers of the Student Identifiers Act 2014 and in the Privacy Policy.


Privacy policies and complaints:

Students can find out more about how the Student Identifiers Registrar collects, uses and discloses their personal information:

  • in the Student Identifiers Registrar’s Privacy Policy
  • by emailing the Registrar
  • by calling 1300 857 536 or from outside Australia +61 2 6240 8740


The Student Identifiers Registrar’s Privacy Policy contains information about:

  • how students can access and seek correction of the personal information held about them
  • how to make a complaint about a breach of privacy by the Registrar in connection with the USI
  • how complaints are handled


The student can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner about an interference with privacy pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988. This includes the misuse or interference of or unauthorised collection, use, access, modification or disclosure of USIs.

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 a vocational education and training (VET) course with us.


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 NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information:

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.


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.


NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER’s behalf.


NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.


For more information about how NCVER will handle your personal information please refer to the NCVER’s Privacy Policy at www.ncver.edu.au/privacy.


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.

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.

Contact information:

At any time, you may contact Brisbane Professional College by telephoning 07 3832 0102 to:

  • request access to your personal information
  • correct your personal information
  • make a complaint about how your personal information has been handled
  • ask a question about this Privacy Notice

When you visit our website, our systems may record certain information about your use of those websites (such as which web pages you visit and the time and date of your visit). We use this information to help analyse and improve the performance of our web sites.


In addition, we may use “cookies” on our websites. Cookies are small text files that help a website to remember your preferences and improve your experience of using that website. Using cookies is standard practice for most large websites. In some cases, the cookies that we use may collect some personal information about you. We will treat this information in the same way as other personal information we collect about you. If you prefer, you may be able to disable cookies on your internet browser. However, if you do so, you will not be able to enjoy the enhanced user experience that our cookies offer. 

We may engage third parties, to help analyse how our websites are used. This analysis is performed using data collected from the websites, including by using cookies which are stored on your computer. The information generated is used to create reports about the use of our websites, and these third parties may store this information. However, this information is not intended to and will generally not include any personal information. If you would prefer that these third parties do not collect even any anonymous data about how you use our websites, you may be able to opt-out. Please contact us using the contact details specified in section 4.8 for more information.

Web beacons are images that originate from a third party site to track visitor activities. We use web beacons to track the visiting patterns and browsing habits of individuals accessing our website. This information is not intended to and will generally not include any personal information, and we will not use the information to identify any individual. 

We may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses relating to you when you access and use the web sites.

IP addresses are assigned to computers on the internet to uniquely identify them within the global network of computers which makes up the internet. We may collect and manage IP addresses for internet session management and security purposes.

Some of the content on our websites may include links to third party websites or applications made available by third parties, such as social media buttons or links that allow you to share content or links to our website through the relevant third party platforms. These third party links or applications themselves may facilitate collection of information by those third parties through your interaction with the applications and sometimes even if you do not interact directly with them. We are not responsible for the technical operation of these links or applications or the collection and use practices of the relevant third parties.


Please visit the relevant third party websites to understand their privacy practices and options they may make available to you in relation to their collection of your personal information.


How to contact us

You can contact our administration team by telephoning + 61 7 3832 0102 or by emailing admissions@bpc.edu.au  or by visiting our Head Office located at Unit 3, 305 Montague Rd West End Qld 4101 if you need to:

  • request access to your personal information 
  • correct your personal information 
  • make a complaint about how your personal information has been handled 
  • ask a question about this Privacy Notice