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Third party access to personal information

We occasionally receives requests for access to personal information from a third party (individual or company) who is acting as a representative of a staff member or student. These third parties may include solicitors, insurance agencies, parents or spouses.

For such a request to be considered, a signed, written authorisation from the student or staff member must be produced with the request.

Provided that the request for access is within the scope of the authorisation provided by the student or staff member concerned, then the administrative access procedures for students or staff members will be followed.

Where an authorisation is not provided or is inadequate to cover the situation, the request will be refused.

You  may authorise us to forward your academic transcript to another person or organisation. If the registrar of another institution (or the director of an interstate university admission centre), to which your are applying for admission or scholarship funding, formally requests a copy of your academic record, its transmission will be assumed to be authorised by you on the basis of an implied consent to disclosure. It is preferable however if the other institution can supply a written authorisation signed by you (commonly included in application forms), and so where possible, enquiries should be made to obtain this.