Online Privacy Training for Staff (2019)

(for Privacy Training for Privacy Officers & Managers, click here)


This online course provides privacy training for staff whose tasks involve the handling of personal information. It equips workers with a detailed awareness of privacy as a compliance issue, key obligations under the Privacy Act's thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and Data Breach Notification Scheme and core areas of risk relevant to day-to-day work functions.

The course, delivered through state-of-the-art e-training software, is designed to ensure a high level of user engagement through graphics and interactivity balanced with high quality training content. It contains an e-trainer to guide users through the course, real-life case studies explained through characterised cartoons to demonstrate privacy issues in practice and quizzes to enable users to apply principles in practical scenarios.

The course contains a graded assessment (multiple-choice). Users who successfully pass the assessment can download a Certificate of Completion. User assessment reports are available to training managers. The course is current to 2019.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to equip staff with a detailed understanding of:

  • privacy and the need to protect personal information; 
  • key requirements under the APPs and how they apply in practice;
  • areas of risk in day-to-day work functions.

Course outline

     Why is privacy important?
     Privacy Act and APPs
     Personal information
     Compliance frameworks
     Role of staff

2-Australian Privacy Principles
          Sensitive information
          Third parties
          Privacy collection notices
     Use & disclosure
          Use vs disclosure
          Permitted purposes
          Primary purpose
          Related use
          Authorised by law
          Unauthorised staff access
          Unauthorised disclosures
     Data accuracy
          "Complete" records
     Data security
          Data security policies
          Common risks
      Privacy policy
          Multiple policies

3-Data Breach Notification Scheme
      Scheme requirements
          Breach assessment
          Review exemptions
      Eligible data breach
          Serious harm
          Common causes
      Role of staff
          Reporting incidents


The course is authored by Jeremy Douglas-Stewart, a specialist privacy lawyer and Principal Consultant at Privacy Law Consulting Australia. Jeremy was a member of the Privacy Commissioner's Consultative Group during her review of the Privacy Act in 2004/05 and of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Privacy Principles Roundtable in 2007. Jeremy has been delivering privacy training workshops to organisations and agencies since 2007. Jeremy is author of the Australian Privacy Law Handbook, a national privacy law loose-leaf service.


1.5 hours. Course can be completed in multiple sittings (automatic bookmark facility returns user to the page they were up to when they last logged out). Logins are valid for 12 months.

Previous clients (samples by industry)

HEALTH - Goldfields-Midwest Medicare Local
INSURANCE - Health Care Insurance
CHARITY - Salvation Army
NOT-FOR-PROFIT - Cancer Council QLD
PROFESSIONAL ASSOC - Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
AGED CARE - Milang & District Community Association
GOVT - Museum of Australian Democracy


Most of our staff have commented that the training program is easy to read and understand and the content is relevant and it is one of the best training programs they have used.
- HR Officer, Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House

Excellent quality. Score: 10/10 - Helen, InjuryNet

It was great! We are getting some great feedback about it!
- Jenelyn, Training Coordinator, Cancer Council QLD

Well rounded information suitable for all employees. Score: 10/10 - Sarah, Goldfields Midwest Medicare Local

Good quality with clear examples.  Score: 9/10 - Geoff, Cancer Council QLD

Very worthwhile course to complete. Score: 10/10 - Eleanor, Salvation Army

The course was easy to understand. Score: 10/10 - Rachael, Salvation Army

Score: 10/10 - Jeannette, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local

Easy way to learn. I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
- Joanne, Cancer Council QLD

Well presented and easy to follow. Score: 10/10 - Kate, Milang Old School House Community Centre

System requirements

The course is accessible through a web-browser with Adobe Flash Player (available free of charge at

Specific system requirements are: Flash Player 10 or later and one of the following web-browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later


Cost depends on the number of users.  Please request a quote specifying the number of users. Examples are provided below.  

No of users Cost per user (+GST) Total cost (+GST)
1 $325 $325
3 $250 $750
50 $40 $2000
100 $25 $2500

How to order

An invoice for payment will be sent following receipt of order.

Terms & Conditions: The purchase of this product is subject to the standard Terms & Conditions for Training Products - Electronic

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Related products

>  Privacy Training Workshops
>  Australian Privacy Law Handbook 

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