The South Australian Skills Commission is subject to the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs). The Commission will not disclose a clients’ personal information to a third party except under the legislative provision of the IPPs, the Information Sharing Guidelines and Section 72A of the South Australian Skills Act 2008.
The South Australian Skills Commission collects, uses, stores and verifies information about its clients on a Confidential Client Register in order to conduct its statutory and administrative functions.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) enables access (subject to exemptions) by members of the public to information held by government organisations, including the South Australian Skills Commission. It also allows for individuals to alter inaccurate information. It should be noted that the South Australian Skills Commission is declared an exempt agency under the Freedom of Information (Exempt Agency) (South Australian Skills Commission) Variation Regulations 2021 (SA) in relation to information held under section 15 of the South Australian Skills Act 2008 in respect of functions set out in section 19(1)(d).
Recording Devices (Surveillance Devices Act 2016)
The South Australian Skills Commission (and Officers therein) does not consent to the recording of conversations or use of listening devices in any dealings with our office. It is an offence to record conversations without consent. If a staff member suspects that a client is recording the conversation, it will be reported to police.