Security and Privacy
1. How does the TRBWA use or disclose my personal information?
The primary use for personal information obtained or held by the TRBWA is to identify each applicant or teacher and maintain discrete, confidential records related to the assessment and registration of teachers in Western Australia. The TRBWA will ensure that the TRBWA’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information, and practices in relation to the management of personal information, are consistent with its obligations under the Teacher Registration Act 12 (Act), the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), and other applicable law.
All information retained is in accordance with the TRBWA's obligations under the State Records Act 2000 (WA).
In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, for example where required to do so by law, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or in response to a subpoena.
2. What security measures are there protecting my personal information?
The TRBWA maintains security measures consistent with the guidance provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The TRBWA Information Security Policy outlines how the TRBWA manages the security of information within the TRBWA, particularly in relation to sensitive and confidential information concerning all aspects of the teacher registration process.
3. How long does the TRBWA store my personal information for?
The TRBWA retains personal information from individuals and other agencies or organisations in accordance with the Department of Education’s Retention and Disposal Schedule for Functional Records RD 2011047/3 (Schedule). Under section 41.4.1 of the schedule, records relating to teachers are to be destroyed 75 years after the teacher’s date of birth or 7 years after retirement, whichever is later, or 7 years after death (if known).
4. What personal information is collected when I search the TRBWA website?
You can browse the general content of the TRBWA website anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However some functionality on this site may require you to provide personal information, for example when you commence an application or undertake a payment transaction. We may need to collect, use or disclose personal information to allow us to answer your enquiry or process your transaction.
5. What site visit data does the TRBWA collect?
The following information may be automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:
- your server address
- your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
- the date and the time of your visit to the site
- the pages you accessed and downloaded
- the address of the last site you visited
- your operating system
- the type of browser you are using.
We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.