Privacy policy

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is currently contracted to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to provide certain services required for a project with the Department. Information collected on this website belongs to the Department of Education and Training and therefore the Department's Privacy Policy applies at all times. A full copy of the Department’s Privacy Policy is available at

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) respects every person’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

To view Aspects Privacy of Personal Information & Data Policy, click here.

You can obtain further general information about Aspect’s privacy protection from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by:

Department of Education and Training is not responsible for content provided via external links from this website.

All personal information collected by the Department of Education and Training is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Information on the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 can be found on the Federal Privacy Commissioner's website.

The Department is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information that Department of Education and Training and funded service providers (collectively, Department of Education and Training) receive and collect from you.


This document provides a summary of the full Department of Education and Training Privacy Policy, which describes in detail the Department’s privacy practices. The full Privacy Policy is available

For those who do not wish to use the Internet, Department of Education and Training provides alternative ways of providing information.

Personal information Department of Education and Training collects:

  • Department of Education and Traicollects personal information (such as your name, email address, and date of birth) where that is necessary for performance of its functions, including functions related to services provided by Aspect on behalf of Department of Education under the Helping Children with Autism package. Information will be used by the Department to inform the ongoing and future operations of this program and related functions.
  • Generally, Department of Education and Training collects your personal information directly from you. However, there are circumstances where we collect personal information from a third party, such as another Australian Government Department if you have consented or would reasonably expect us to collect the information in this way.
  • The servers that this website is hosted on automatically record information when you visit this website and logs certain information, including the uniform resource locators ("URLs") of web pages that you visit.
  • Department of Education and Training uses cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to collect data about the use of web browsers in order to improve the quality of service. No personal information is stored within this website's cookies.

Use, Sharing of Information and Disclosure:

  • Department of Education and Training only use your personal information for the purposes for which you provide it to us and for directly related purposes (unless otherwise required by or authorised under law).
  • Department of Education and Training may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties outside of the Department.
  • When Department of Education and Training use third parties to assist in processing your personal information, we require that they comply with the Department’s Privacy Policy, the Information Privacy Principles in the Commonwealth's Privacy Act 1988, and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • Department of Education and Training may disclose your personal information to third parties in limited circumstances authorised under law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (e.g., preventing fraud or imminent threat to the life or health of the individual concerned or another person, ensuring the security of Department of Education and Training's statutory functions, and protecting the public revenue).

Access to your information

Department of Education and Training will provide you access to your personal information upon request and let you either correct such information if it is inaccurate or delete it, when reasonably possible. Read more in the full privacy policy.

Important information:

Department of Education and Training is bound by the Information Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988. The Aspect website follows the Federal Privacy Commissioner's Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government Worldwide Websites. For privacy-related information about specific Department of Education and Training programmes/services, please check the relevant privacy notices for those specific programmes.

How to contact us:

Privacy Contact Officer– Loc GC21
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601