What is the information asset register?

Our information asset register is a formal inventory of our information assets. The register is a summary of the information we collect and hold to conduct our business. Making this register available helps us to meet our obligations as a public university.

Student information

Student recruitment (domestic and international) prospective students

Personal details of prospective domestic and international students (e.g., name, mobile phone number, email address, educational qualifications held). Prospective student online behaviours and response to marketing.

Note: Excludes non-award courses.

Student recruitment (international) agent management

Records relating to agents who recruit international students and their management.

Student admissions

Information relating to direct and agency (QTAC) admission processes and advanced standing processes.

Study plan

Student enrolment, academic support for students, academic calendars, orientation plans.

Student class registration

Student records relating to classes, timetables, teaching staff.

Student financial management

Details relating to payment of fees and charges, invoices, student debt and sponsorships.

Student academic progression

Information relating to planning examination resources, developing examination timetables, processing student results and monitoring student performance.

Student communication

Records relating to student communication channels and processes.

Note: Does not include the personal details of students who were sent the communications.

Completions and graduations

Information relating to student's study records, course and unit achievement, and managing student prizes and awards. Information about student conferral, graduation eligibility and graduation ceremony.

NOTE: Faculties hold additional supporting  information in the area of student prizes.

Student services and wellbeing, Student Services Department

Records relating to domestic and international student support and development matters including use of student support services (in areas of health, disability, financial associations, personal counselling); programs including internships, volunteering, leadership and involvement in various student groups and related grants schemes.

Note: Faculties hold additional supporting information in the area of student scholarships and bursaries.

Student grievances and complaints

Records relating to student grievances and complaints and the outcomes of matters referred to the Student Ombudsman.


Information about learning spaces with teaching activities, ad hoc bookings in all the central spaces and using the data for utilisation reports on all spaces (central and faculty).

Learning and teaching information

Curriculum items

Curriculum information for award and non-award offerings. Record of approval of non-award study, award courses and post-nominals, study areas, unit outlines and offerings.

Note: Faculties store additional information relating to external professional accreditation of the curriculum and hold the role of Data Administrator role for these records.

Learning and teaching development resources and records for staff

Detailed documents, processes, records, and resources associated with curriculum design, delivery and management of the Framework for Development in Learning and Teaching including Foundational Learning, Real Time Learning Modules, Leading Learning Modules, and Discipline-Led Learning Modules and Teaching Advantage. As well as records of participation and completion and historic data and resources relating to the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Sessional Staff Development, and Teaching Advantage.

Work Integrated Learning

Records relating to student learning through engagement with industry and community partners in activities that are planned for and assessed as part of their course.

Note: The collection and storing of this information is distributed across the faculties.

Third party and partnership provisioning for online learning

Information relating to online courses such as QUT Online, MOOCs (massive open online courses) and modules.

QUT's internal evaluation of units and teaching dataset

Records of evaluation of units, teaching and the student learning experience, including information gathered from surveys.

QUT Business School quality accreditation

QUT Business School's international accreditations process with key Business School accreditation agencies: AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK for MBAs only).

Library learning resources and services

Information resources to aid learning and teaching at QUT, including: supporting subject and unit materials, information on academic writing and citing references, information on how to conduct research activity at QUT.

Information resources

Information about the Library Catalogue and Resource Services, Interlibrary document delivery form, My Library profile, self-checkout service, Library lending service, Ozcase website, acquisitions service, QUT readings, Off-Campus access to Library online material, link to full text of online articles between databases or from Quickfind, Specialised Library equipment services, Online room booking.

Curriculum learning and assessment resources

Learning, assessment, information, and resources made available for award and non-award learning through modules, units, courses, and programs.

Student interactions, assessment artefacts and outcomes

Information includes students’ interactions, learning artefacts and assessment produced by students and any assessment results and feedback.

Results of national and international surveys on student experience and graduate outcomes

Outcomes of externally conducted national and international surveys, carried out to assess student experience at QUT, graduate outcomes, and employer satisfaction with QUT graduates.

Student learning support and development

Records relating to domestic and international student support and development matters including learning support (STEM and language), retention, career counselling and development services, student leadership and peer programs (including Internships).

Research information

Research project establishment

Identification of opportunities; capability identification; needs identification; industry engagement; business development; application; proposal; project and budget development; award; contract negotiation; risk assessment; approvals; access to facilities, infrastructure, resources; account establishment.

Conduct of research

Research outcomes; confidentiality; materials transfer; publication; embargo; compliance; financial management; resource management; client management; project management; reporting.

Research ethics and integrity

Research application documentation for ethics; biosafety; information relating to management of concerns or complaints relating to breaches of the QUT Code for Responsible Conduct of Research (D/2.6); information relating to permit approvals for trade controls, biosafety, and research ethics.

Research contract management

Administrative and financial reporting; manage contracts, milestones, compliance; external reporting.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property identification, disclosure, management; commercialisation; postgraduate student assignment, QUT Bluebox innovation and knowledge transfer.

Research engagement

Consultancy, continuing professional education, corporate award courses, conferences, international projects.

Research reporting

Corporate data about research, internal and external reporting, government reporting, faculty performance, researcher performance, publications collection.

Research infrastructure funding

Application, internal and external funding, reporting, management, access, asset management.

HDR student management

Recruitment, application, candidature management, admissions, enrolments, milestones, confirmation, fees, policies, guidelines, scholarships, grants, supervisors, research training, grievances, misconduct, thesis, examination, awards, support, research students.

Library research resources

Information resources to aid the discovery and promotion of QUT research activities: Research Data Finder, QUT ePrints, digital collections (e.g. digital thesis collection).Resources to support national research evaluation exercises (e.g. ERA): Darkive repository.

Facilities management information

Physical infrastructure

Records relevant to physical buildings and infrastructure and their maintenance including grounds maintenance and cleaning services.

Mail and courier services

Records relating to mail and courier services at QUT.

Commercial operations

Agreement records (leases/licences) where QUT is either the lessee or lessor.

Space management

Management of all physical spaces, including the space audit.

Security management

Information about security infrastructure and services (e.g. security staff, security systems, building evacuation, emergency control organisation [ECO] training and CCTV).

Integrated transport services

Information about parking, carpark spaces, permits, infringements, parking equipment, fleet vehicles and the inter-campus 391 bus.

Building projects and works

Records of major building projects and minor works.

Physical infrastructure - energy and emissions

Monitors and records energy consumption on buildings and major equipment at both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses. National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) - records on energy consumption and emissions to report to the statutory (NGER).

Financial management information

Corporate financials

Data relating to financial transactions, results and reporting, income, expenses, assets, liabilities and equity.  Data relating to financial policies and procedures, procurement, contract management, consultants, insurance,  motor vehicles, leasing, Cabcharge, customs, taxation, financial systems and projects.

Budgeting, costing, pricing and management reporting

Data relating to:

  • management accounting and management reporting
  • student load management
  • financial modelling
  • strategy and forecasting
  • the Relative Funding Model (RFM).

Governance, strategy and policy information

Committees management

Records of committee management and support including minutes, agendas, meeting schedules, and electronic ballots for committee membership.

Note: Faculties store additional information relating to faculty academic board committees and hold the role of data administrator for these records.

Corporate records management

Information relating to retention schedules and disposal, classification schemes, records metadata and space management.

Policy and procedure

Details relevant to policy development and promotion.

Legislative compliance

Information relating to the Register of Compliance obligations and Register of Licences.

Audit and risk management

Information relating to auditing, assurance and risk management.

Corporate strategy

Information relating to QUT's strategic plan (QUT Blueprint), identifying major priorities and broad strategies, academic planning, enabling planning.

Corporate performance

Information relating to Institutional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including selection, definitions, targets, and performance reports to senior management.

Quality assurance

Information relating to re-registration with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a registered higher education provider, and the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) as a registered provider. This information informs the National Register of Higher Education Providers, maintained by TEQSA. Information relating to compliance with TEQSA's Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF).

Corporate reviews

Information relating to the Corporate Reviews Framework including procedures, documentation, outcomes and progress reports.

Strategic intelligence and reporting information

University reporting

Information relating to strategic, tactical and government reporting at QUT.

Rankings data and evidence

Information collected for provision to rankings agencies. Includes statistical information, contact lists and evidence of activity.

Uniforum university benchmarking dataset

Records relating to QUT's staffing, financial expenditure and revenue, organisational structure, courses and student numbers submitted annually to UniForum for benchmarking and comparisons of efficiency of university divisions and supporting operations. Includes high-level indicators from other universities that participate in the UniForum process.

Information technology support information

Communication and collaboration

Details of the different media and channels made available to staff and students for communication and collaboration, including staff email and calendar; student email; call centre and telephony; instant messaging, voice, and video conferencing; desktop sharing; wiki; meeting collaboration and service portfolio management. Also, the records of who is using these and how for person to person, person to group, and group to group communication and collaboration.


Details of physical objects that support systems and services provided to staff and students university-wide (i.e. the 'hard' infrastructure), including internet access, QUT's core network, wireless access, server and storage management, as well as physical data centre facilities.

Learning and teaching data

Records relating to computing and audio-visual infrastructure in lecture theatres, teaching areas and learning spaces (i.e. the hardware), as well as the recordings of lectures and seminars.

Identity and access

Personal information about staff and students and their ID cards, accounts, passwords, and authentication management which facilitates their physical access to rooms, lifts, buildings and car parks; and electronic access to systems and services. Also the records of individuals' physical and electronic access to buildings and other parts of QUT's estate, systems and services.

Note: The personal information stored is personally identifiable information.

Information security

Security event logging information related to the QUT information technology environment.

Technology procurement

Information relating to QUT's technology contract register and the definitive software library.

Technology support and managed operating environments

Information relating to IT or technology help, technology support, and software and hardware support.

Enterprise architecture

Information relating to a portfolio of QUT's corporate systems and applications.

Human resources information

Workforce strategy

Records relating to organisational structure, staff satisfaction and workforce planning.


Records relating to recruitment and advertising for positions, applications, staff selection process, employment checks, evidence of previous qualifications, appointments, provide recruitment advice and information relating to the relocation and removal of appointees.

Employee records

Records relating to employee salary and payroll information, banking and tax file information, salary packaging, personal details, staff leave, casual staff, superannuation and separation information.

Performance planning and development

Records relating to staff performance agreements, promotion plans, nominations, honours and recognition schemes, promotion for academic staff, and job evaluations for professional and senior staff.

Workplace health, safety and environment

Records relating to workplace health, safety and environment, incidents, claims, work cover, rehabilitation, chemicals, audits, inspections, training, HSE policy and procedures, licenses, risk assessments, radiation dose records.

Policy and workplace relations

Records relating to enterprise agreements, HR policies and practices, employee relations, equity, grievances and complaints, and industrial issues affecting individual staff.

Alumni, development and engagement information


Information and records of QUT Alumni personal details (names, addresses, employers, relationships etc.); details of communications (ass and one-one), engagement/interaction with QUT's Alumni and Corporate Events and Advancement Offices and across faculties, institutes and divisions. This also includes QUT staff who qualify as alumni under the QUT Alumni Statute. In addition, financial information such as philanthropic giving history and net worth of some individuals is available.

Student mobility

Personal details of inbound and outbound students studying at QUT and overseas  (e.g. name, date of birth, email address, study preference). Records relating to agents and their management.

International partner agreements

Records relating to agreements with partner universities and organisations overseas.


Information about philanthropy, donations and giving to QUT, donors and prospective donors, their details and interactions with QUT, including QUT staff who donate to QUT.

QUT partnerships

Information relating to the university's corporate partners' philanthropic and engagement activities.

QUT Precincts (Old Government House and operational)

Information about Old Government House including historical information.

QUT Precincts (art collection)

Information about QUT's art collection.

QUT Precincts - event management

Information about marketing, external communications, internal and external stakeholder event bookings and public relations.

Marketing, media and communications information

QUT corporate website

Information about marketing (including course marketing), external communications and public relations.

Brand and Creative Studio (images and consent forms)

Two types of information assets are stored: 1. Images of QUT staff and non-QUT staff produced for marketing purposes. 2. 'Consent for use of image and personal information forms' signed by non-QUT staff. Sometimes consent forms are accompanied by 'How do you identify' forms where people nominate tags that can appear alongside their image, e.g. female, male.

Intranet (Digital Workplace/HiQ website) and QUT/HiQ app

Secure information portal for students and staff to support study and work at QUT. Details of aspects of university life and the resources, including staff, that support it. The primary information repository for helpful information about working and studying at QUT for both staff and students.

Social media

QUT-generated social media messages and conversations.

QUT enquiry management

Online knowledge base allowing staff and students to ask and find information, including a FAQ section and an enquiry management function to record, track and manage queries submitted electronically.