2024 Privacy Collection Notice For Parents & Guardians | Address Collection By The Australian Government – Dept of Education

Collection Notice For School Parents & Guardians | 2024 Student Residential Address & Other Information.

The Australian Government Department of Education would like to notify you that we have requested for your child’s school to provide your residential address and other information.

Under the Australian Education Regulations 2023, the school is required to provide the department with the following information about each student at the school:

  • names and residential addresses of the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
  • student residential address (excluding student names)
  • whether the student is a primary or secondary student (education level)
  • whether the student is boarding or a day student (boarding status).

The school collects the above information by generating a unique and unidentifiable Student Reference Number (SRN) for each student record.

The school only uses the SRN for this collection.

The SRN cannot be used for any other purpose.

The number only indicates to the department that each record provided is for one student.

Collection Purpose

The Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection informs Australian Government school education policy and helps ensure funding for non-government schools is based on need.

The information collected is used to inform school funding calculations.

It is combined with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data to calculate a non-government school community’s anticipated capacity to contribute to schooling costs.

In 2020, the department introduced a new measure of capacity to contribute: the Direct Measure of Income (DMI).

The DMI is based on the median income of non-government school students’ parents or guardians using this collection data.

What Do You Need To Do?

You are not required to do anything.

Your school is responsible for providing the department with the requested details; however, you can contact the school to update your family’s details.

For full information, please read the official PDF document HERE.

Thank you.