RMIT University (RMIT) is committed to safeguarding student privacy and requires all students to read and understand the following privacy statement.
RMIT provides this notice because we have sought your personal information to provide education and education support services in any of our English, non-award studies and courses, vocational education and higher education including higher degree by research programs.
This collection statement applies to all methods of collecting your personal information (including hard-copy, electronic or verbal means). It explains the purpose of that collection, how RMIT uses and discloses student information. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate and complete and that it is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access or disclosure.
This collection statement applies to all RMIT students.
RMIT requires your personal information to fully and properly administer your enrolment or candidature in accordance with our policies, procedures and processes.
We also collect your information for a related purpose, such as to:
Failure to provide the information requested may mean we cannot provide services to you such as enrolling you in a program or course of study or granting you access to systems and services to support our education provision to you.
We will always try and collect the information directly from you. If you provide your information through an agent, we will only share information where we have a relationship with that agent and you have given your consent.
RMIT will only use your information as described in this collection statement and in accordance with the RMIT Privacy Statement.
These are some of the ways RMIT uses or discloses your personal information for legitimate reasons:
Your personal information may be held in externally hosted applications. Some of these are located outside of Victoria and/or Australia and, as a result, personal information collected and held by RMIT may be transferred outside of Victoria (but within Australia) or outside Australia. These host organisations and contracted service providers are required to provide the same privacy safeguards as RMIT. Information stored in externally hosted applications is still managed and controlled by RMIT.
Your personal information such as your Student ID, name, email and assessment results may be disclosed to, or stored with, these service providers for the purposes described in this statement. Third parties include, but are not limited to:
For students studying at RMIT in Australia the following section also applies.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment in accordance with the Student Identifiers Act 2014 (Cth) and the Student Identifiers Regulation 2014 (Cth) is authorised to collect and handle student enrolment data including the Unique Student Identifier (USI).
For further information about Unique Student Identifiers, including access, correction and complaints, go to the Australian Government USI webpage.
In addition to the USI, the Victorian Department of Education and Training Victoria under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) is authorised to collect and handle student enrolment data including Victorian Student Numbers (VSNs).
The Victorian Department uses student and training data, including personal information, for a range of VET purposes including:
If you are a vocational education (VE) student at RMIT the following also applies to you.
Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, RMIT 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 RMIT for statistical, administrative, regulatory and research purposes. RMIT may disclose your personal information for these purposes to:
Personal information that has been disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed by NCVER for the following purposes:
You may receive a student survey that 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).
You have the right to request access to and/or correct any personal information concerning you that is held by RMIT. For the most part, you can do this via myRMIT. For further information please contact RMIT Student Connect.
Complex access requests may require a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and such requests should be directed to the RMIT University Freedom of Information Officer.
RMIT periodically refines the student privacy statement to reflect appropriate information flows. The overall level of privacy protection is maintained when changes or inclusions are made. If you have a query about your personal information and the way it is handled, please check online for the current privacy statement. This statement was last updated 16 September 2021.
For more details on how information is handled at RMIT:
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.