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Privacy Notice for students

The information you provide through the USI application process: 

  • is collected by the Student Identifiers Registrar for a number of purposes 
  • may be disclosed to a number of organisations, departments, regulators and other persons where it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of performing functions or exercising powers 
  • may be disclosed to the Oversight Authority in instances pertaining to digital identity to enable them to perform their functions
  • will not otherwise be disclosed without their consent unless authorised or required by or under law. 

Detailed information on the use of your information can be found in Division 5 - Collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers of the Student Identifiers Act 2014 and in our Privacy Policy 

Privacy policies and complaints 

Students can find out more about how the Student Identifiers Registrar collects, uses and discloses their personal information: 

  • in the Student Identifiers Registrar’s Privacy Policy  
  • by emailing the Registrar  
  • by calling  1300 857 536 or from outside Australia  +61 2 6240 8740

The Student Identifiers Registrar’s Privacy Policy contains information about: 

  • how students can access and seek correction of the personal information held about them 
  • how to make a complaint about a breach of privacy by the Registrar in connection with the USI 
  • how complaints are handled 

The student can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner about an interference with privacy pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988. This includes the misuse or interference of or unauthorised collection, use, access, modification or disclosure of USIs. 

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If you need help, please call us on 1300 857 536 or from outside on Australia +61 2 6240 8740. Our contact centre is open between 8.30am-5:00pm (Australian Central Standard Time), Monday to Friday (excluding national and South Australian public holidays).


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Last Modified on Tuesday 21st September 2021 [160]