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Red Cross privacy collection statement

Who is collecting the information?
Australian Red Cross Society Privacy concerns can be sent to:
General Counsel; Australian Red Cross, 155 Pelham Street, CARLTON VIC 3053.
Phone 03 9345 1800 or by email

Facts and circumstances of collection
Personal data is collected to register students in the student management system (SMS) in order for students' progress through training to be recorded. Data from this system is transmitted to government departments for compliance and funding purposes.

Is the collection being made because a law or Court order applies?
Generally there is no law that requires us to collect this information. It may; however be a legal requirement under training laws and standards that Red Cross obtains your Unique Student Identifier (USI) for you. To do this we will need to photocopy your relevant identity document. Information collected by Red Cross in relation to your USI will be destroyed after the USI is obtained.

Why does Red Cross need to collect this information?

We need to collect this information so:

1. we know who is studying with Training Services;
2. we can provide certificates related to the course of study
3. we are required by government departments to collect this information for reporting purposes;

The primary purpose for which the information is being collected
The primary purpose of collecting this information is to be able to manage and monitor and report on your training.

The secondary purposes (if any) for which Red Cross is collecting this information
A secondary purpose is sharing that information with the relevant State and Commonwealth authorities who require information about you and your progress through training and the allocation of a unique student identifier.

What happens if Red Cross doesn't collect this information?
If Red Cross does not collect this information from you we will be unable to provide any services to you.

If Red Cross does not collect your legal name we will be unable to provide training and assessment or issue certificates related to the completion of training and assessment.

The organisations we usually disclose this information to are
Australian Government Department Education and Training, State Education Departments, National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Access and correction
Information about accessing your information and requesting corrections is set out in Red Cross' privacy policy at You can request a hard copy of our privacy policy by contacting the representative at the top of this form.

Information about how to make a complaint is also in the Red Cross Privacy Policy or you can go directly to the Privacy Commissioner at

Will my information be stored offshore?