Privacy - the victorian health records act


Do you know your obligations when managing personal information in your organisation? Would you know if your actions were in breach of Victoria’s Health Privacy Principles?

This course will provide workers in the Victorian health sector with legally compliant training to ensure your organisation meets its obligations under the Victorian Health Records Act 2001.

The content is presented in a traditional e-learning format and features written scenarios to contextualise relevant workplace legislation.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • What information privacy is
  • What health information is
  • Health Privacy Principles
  • Your responsibilities.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • how the Victorian Health Records Act 2001 protects the privacy of individuals‘ health information
  • describe the 11 different Health Privacy Principles (HPPs)
  • explain the manner in which health information is collected and handled
  • define their responsibilities when collecting and handling health information.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce the incidence of privacy breaches
  • better defend any claims relating to privacy breaches
  • protect its brand and reputation from damage related to breaches of privacy
  • have access to cost-effective privacy training for all workers.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for workers in the Victorian health sector.


Approximately 30 minutes

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