Essential Skills Training & Recruitment (ESTR) respects your right to privacy.  

Why we collect your personal information

As a registered training organisation (RTO), we collect your personal information such as your name, Unique Student Identifier, date of birth, contact details, training outcomes and performance, sensitive personal information (including your ethnicity or health information) and other enrolment and training activity information so we can process and manage your enrolment in a vocational education and training (VET) course with us. Failure to provide your personal information could result in us being unable to enrol you as a student.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to enable us to deliver VET courses to you, and otherwise, as needed, to comply with our obligations as an RTO.

How we disclose your personal information

We are required by law (under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) (NVETR Act)) to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the National VET Data Collection kept by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). The NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics about the Australian VET sector.

We are also authorised by law (under the NVETR Act) to disclose your personal information to the relevant state or territory training authority.

We also may disclose your personal information to third parties, including;

How NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information

NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the NVETR Act. Your personal information may be used and disclosed by NCVER for purposes that include populating authenticated VET transcripts; administration of VET; facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage; and understanding the VET market.

NCVER is authorised to disclose information to the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), Commonwealth authorities, state and territory authorities (other than registered training organisations) that deal with matters relating to VET and VET regulators for the purposes of those bodies, including to enable:

NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER’s behalf.

NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.

For more information about how NCVER will handle your personal information please refer to the NCVER’s Privacy Policy at www.ncver.edu.au/privacy.

If you would like to seek access to or correct your information, in the first instance, please contact your Essential Skills Training and Recruitment.

DEWR is authorised by law, including the Privacy Act and the NVETR Act, to collect, use and disclose your personal information to fulfil specified functions and activities. For more information about how DEWR will handle your personal information, please refer to the DEWR VET Privacy Notice at https://www.dewr.gov.au/national-vet-data/vet-privacy-notice.

The Department may also disclose your personal information to other Australian government agencies, including those located in States and Territories outside of New South Wales. These government agencies may use your personal information for any purpose relating to the exercise of their government functions, including but not limited to the evaluation and assessment of your training, the determination of your eligibility to receive subsidised training or for any Fee Exemptions or Concessions.


You may receive a student survey which may be run by a government department or an NCVER employee, agent, third-party contractor or another authorised agency during or after you have ceased training with Essential Skills Training and Recruitment for the purposes of evaluating and assessing your training. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.

Contact information

At any time, you may contact Essential Skills Training and Recruitment to:

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Please contact our office on for any further information (02) 4961 0016.