Privacy Policy

All personal information collected by Australian Industry Standards Ltd is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Information on the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 can be found on the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s web site.

Below is our policy relating to our website:

Why does Australian Industry Standards collect personal information?

Australian Industry Standards primary function is to provide professional enabling activities to our allocated Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) that ensure Training Packages reflect the skills needs of industry. We provide technical, operational and secretariat services to enable IRCs to undertake their industry engagement and Training Package development and review activities. In order to do this we maintain a comprehensive contact database so that consultation can occur as widely as possible.

If you subscribe to our E-Newsletter or Training Package update service your details are added to this contact database. We may then, from time to time, contact you in relation to workshops, seminars, surveys etc.

We also collect data to provide broad advice to the government and industry. Data is combined and general statistics are generated. Individual information is not provided.

As Australian Industry Standards produces publications, we will also monitor the accessing of these publications.

Security of Information

We take reasonable steps to keep your information confidential, secure and protected from misuse and loss, from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, access and disclosure of information.

Where we no longer require your personal information for a permitted purpose under the National Privacy Principles, or where you request us to do so, we will take reasonable steps to destroy it.

The Data We Collect – E-mails and Electronic Forms

We will record your e-mail address only if you send us a message. Your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which you have provided it. Your e-mail address will not be added to a mailing list, unless you have provided it to subscribe to a mailing list provided via this site.

Where you choose to send us a completed electronic form that includes your personal details, we collect personally identifiable information, such as name, address and e-mail address and other contact or request details.

The information collected by e-mail or electronic forms will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it, and we will not disclose it without your consent, except where authorised or required by law.

Clickstream Data (browsing) and Cookies

When you look at this web site, our service provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information:

  • the user’s server address
  • the user’s top level domain name (eg. .com,, .uk, etc.)
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited, and
  • the type of browser used

This data is combined and statistics are generated. The data is stored for archive purposes and is not sold or in any way passed on to third parties.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals. As such, we will view unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal information by our employees, contractors or agents, as a serious breach of this Policy and appropriate action will be taken. If you believe that we have committed a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, or a binding registered Australian Privacy Principle code, you may make a complaint in writing to us via our email address, or via post at Australian Industry Standards Limited, Level 2, 31 Market Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205.