Students and staff at TAFE SA have a right to work and study in an environment free from harassment, discrimination or threatening behaviour.
When enrolling at TAFE SA, you must agree to accept and abide by policies and procedures, follow rules and regulations, and participate in studies as directed by your program.
At the commencement of classes, you can expect to discuss the specific requirements of your program along with the general TAFE SA rights and responsibilities detailed below.
You can expect to:
You are expected to:
Below are a range of policies and statements that describe your welfare and wellbeing rights and responsibilities as a student at TAFE SA.
TAFE SA collects and stores the personal information of students in order to administer applications, enrolments and academic progress and to provide other services to students. This information is managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles Instructions issued by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
TAFE SA is required to provide data to the Australian government about VET activity and processes for use in statistical collections and national surveys. Details of how this data is collected and shared are provided in the National VET Data Policy
All matters relating to your admission, assessment, progress, course completion, learning difficulties, personal needs and any discussions or negotiations concerning such matters will be treated strictly in confidence. TAFE SA will endeavour to meet your needs regardless of your gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or background, without divulging your personal details unless required by law.
TAFE SA ensures that the personal information it collects:
Your personal information is securely stored against loss or unauthorised access, and is not misused. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1991, you are able to access your own student files and make changes to your personal information for accuracy, completeness, relevancy or currency.
Your personal information will not be distributed or used for other purposes unless:
Students should contact their lecturer if they wish to obtain access to basic personal information held by TAFE SA. However, the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (the FOI Act) also gives members of the public a legally enforceable right to access documents held by the government (subject to some exemptions), including a right to access documents regarding a student’s personal affairs held by TAFE SA. The FOI Act also sets out the process by which a student (or other member of public) can apply to TAFE SA for amendment of TAFE SA’s records regarding the person’s personal affairs if the person believes that the information is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading.
TAFE SA Freedom of Information Statement
Your academic information, including your results, is not made available to other interested parties unless:
Below are a range of policies and statements which describe your academic and financial rights and responsibilities and which will help you navigate your time at TAFE SA.
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