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We believe your privacy is important.

Acacia Children’s Centres has developed a Privacy and Confidentiality Policy that illustrates how we collect, use, disclose, manage and transfer personal information, including health information. This policy is available on request.

To ensure ongoing funding and licensing, our service is required to comply with the requirements of privacy legislation in relation to the collection and use of personal information. If we need to collect health information, our procedures are subject to the Health Records Act 2001.

Purpose for which information is collected

The reasons for which we generally collect personal information are given in the table below.

Personal information and health information collected in relation to:Primary purpose for which information will be used:
Children and parents/guardiansTo enable us to provide for the education and care of the child attending the serviceTo manage and administer the service as required
The Approved ProviderFor the management of the serviceTo comply with relevant legislation requirements
Job applicants, employees, contractors, volunteers and studentsTo assess and (if necessary) to engage employees, contractors, volunteers or studentsTo administer the individual’s employment, contracts or placement of students and volunteers

Please note that under relevant privacy legislation, other uses and disclosures of personal information may be permitted, as set out in that legislation.

Disclosure of personal information, including health information

Some personal information, including health information, held about an individual may be disclosed to:

  • government departments or agencies, as part of our legal and funding obligations
  • local government authorities, for planning purposes
  • organisations providing services related to employee entitlements and employment
  • insurance providers, in relation to specific claims or for obtaining cover
  • law enforcement agencies
  • health organisations and/or families in circumstances where the person requires urgent medical assistance and is incapable of giving permission
  • anyone to whom the individual authorises us to disclose information.

Laws that require us to collect specific information

The Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011, Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic) and employment-related laws and agreements require us to collect specific information about individuals from time-to-time. Failure to provide the required information could affect:

  • a child’s enrolment at the service
  • a person’s employment with the service
  • the ability to function as an incorporated association.

Access to information

Individuals about whom we hold personal or health information are able to gain access to this information in accordance with applicable legislation. The procedure for doing this is set out in our Privacy and Confidentiality Policy, which is available on request.

For information on the Privacy and Confidentiality Policy, please refer to the copy available at the service or contact the Approved Provider/Nominated Supervisor.