Compliance essentials privacy


Australian privacy legislation is the framework that governs how organisations uphold the privacy rights of individuals.

This course concentrates on the private sector provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988, in particular the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). It also outlines other legal obligations in relation to privacy, including relevant parts of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth).

The course is designed to provide a general awareness of federal privacy law and the legal requirements that apply in relation to privacy and personal information.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • About privacy
  • Privacy law and the APPs
  • Other legal obligations
  • Your responsibilities
  • Privacy complaint

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Define the meaning and importance of privacy and personal information
  • Define the APPs
  • Exercise employer/employee obligations to observe the APPs when collecting and handling personal information
  • Apply the requirements of the APPs in particular situations in the workplace.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • Educate workers about the importance of adhering to privacy policies and procedures
  • Better defend any claims arising from breaches of privacy law
  • Reduce the risk of reputational damage arising from such claims.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for all workers in your organisation.


Approximately one hour

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