• This policy applies to members of school staff and the school council at Nazareth Margoschis College . This policy will be made available on request.


  • All staff of Nazareth Margoschis College are required by law to protect the personal and health information the School collects and holds.
  • The Victorian privacy laws, the Information Privacy Act 2000 and Health Records Act 2001, provide for the protection of personal and health information.
  • The privacy laws do not replace any existing obligations Nazareth Margoschis College has under other laws. Essentially this policy will apply when other laws do not regulate the use of personal information


  • Personal information means information or opinion that is recorded in any form and whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can be reasonably be determined from the information or opinion. For example this includes all paper and electronic records, photographs and video recordings.
  • Health information is defined as including information or opinion about a person's physical, mental or psychological health, or disability, which is also classified as personal information. This includes information or opinion about a person's health status and medical history, whether recorded or not.
  • Sensitive information is defined as information relating to a person's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union, or other professional, or trade association membership, sexual preferences, or criminal record that is also classified as personal information about an individual. .

Policy Context

  • Personal Information is collected and used by (insert name of School) to:
  • Provide services or to carry out the School statutory functions,.
  • Assist the School services and its staff to fulfil its duty of care to students.
  • Plan, resource, monitor and evaluate School services and functions,.
  • Comply with DE&T reporting requirements,
  • Comply with statutory and or other legal obligations in respect of staff,.
  • Investigate incidents or defend any legal claims against the School, its services or its staff, and
  • Comply with laws that impose specific obligations regarding the handling of personal information