Protecting the privacy of students is an important aspect of the way SPI creates, manages and implements its activities.
Personal information is collected during enrolment in order to meet our obligations under the ESOS Act and the National Code 2007 and to ensure student compliance with the conditions of their visas and their obligations under Australian immigration laws generally. The authority to collect this information is contained in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code of Practice.
Personal information in student files may be collected and disclosed to relevant bodies which may include verification of a student's previous qualifications, Commonwealth and State Agencies, Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund and DIAC regarding change in enrolment details or in case of a breach of the visa conditions such as unsatisfactory course progress.
For any other third party the Institute will only release student information with the written consent of the student. South Pacific Institute will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
Privacy provisions set out how South Pacific Institute will collect, use, keep, secure and disclose personal information that it has obtained. This also gives the individual or student the right to know what information South Pacific Institute holds about them and establishes a right to correct that information if it is incorrect.