Privacy and Legals


The National Skills Commission sits with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department). The department, its employees, contractors and agents, are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) and to the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act. The department’s privacy page can be found at: That page includes key information regarding how your personal information is handled by the department and also includes a link to the department’s Privacy Policy.


This website is managed by the National Skills Commission (the Commission), within the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The information on this website is presented by the Commission for the purpose of disseminating information to the public.

The Commission monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, the Commission does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

While we make every effort to ensure that the material on this website is accurate and up-to-date, you should exercise your own independent skill and judgement before you rely on it. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

In some cases the material on this website may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise material contributed by third parties (‘third party material’). Such third party material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Commission, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. The Commission makes no representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third party information.

The Commission is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material posted on the website (including, without limitation, third party information). You obtain access to this website at your own risk and the Commission accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage or disruption to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ to obtain access to this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.


This website is managed by the National Skills Commission, within the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department).  

The department supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on this website. The department has applied the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence to content on this website, except where otherwise indicated or listed below:

  • content supplied by third parties
  • the National Skills Commission logo
  • the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • material protected by a trade mark
  • any images and/or photographs.

The details of this CC BY licence are available on the Creative Commons website:

Use of all or part of any material on this website must include the following attribution:

© Commonwealth of Australia

The terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms can be used are set out on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website:

Other Use

If you want to use material on this website in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, ask us for authorisation. You could infringe our copyright if you use anything on this website in a way that’s not permitted or otherwise allowed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Please address requests and enquiries concerning further authorisation to:

The Copyright Officer
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
GPO Box 9880 Canberra ACT 2601

Or emailed to

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The object of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) is to give the Australian community access to information held by the Australian Government.

The FOI Act aims to achieve this objective by:

  • requiring agencies to publish certain information on a website
  • providing for a right of access to documents.

The National Skills Commission sits with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department). The department’s website includes:

What information do we collect?

We may collect your personal information if you use the feedback or subscription facility on this website. Personal information including email address, name and postcode will be collected so that we can provide you with regular updates. Providing us with this information is voluntary. However, if you choose not to provide us with the requested information, we cannot send you our email newsletter. Our updates are offered as an ‘opt in’ subscription. You can 'opt out' at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.

You may request access to your information at any time. To access, update or correct your personal information, or for more information on our privacy obligations, contact the department.

This website uses Google Analytics, a reporting service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’) and its subsidiaries. Visit the departments website for more information about our active collection of data.

You may link to the Commission’s website at your full expense and responsibility. In doing so you must not alter any of the website's contents, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website. The Commission reserves the right to prevent linking.