Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Collection statement for financial hardship for payment of registration fees forms

Collection statement for financial hardship for payment of registration fees forms

This collection statement sets out how we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information to carry out functions required by law.

How we collect personal information

When you complete this form and send it to us, we collect personal information contained in the form.

Personal information means information or opinion about an identified individual (or an individual who is reasonably identifiable).

If you do not provide us with your personal information, there may be some limitations to progressing your form.

Why we collect personal information

The personal information you provide in the form:

  • helps us decide whether you are experiencing genuine financial hardship and whether Ahpra should reduce your registration fee, pay your registration fee by instalment or prioritise your application for assessment;
  • may be used to contact you for further information and to provide you with regular updates on Ahpra’s decision regarding registration fees; and
  • may otherwise be used for purposes that are reasonably necessary for us to conduct our normal functions and activities.

How we disclose personal information

We may disclose the personal information you provide to:

  • third parties to hold, process and maintain personal information. For example, we use third party data processors to store our data in hosted facilities; and
  • third party IT support providers who may also access our information systems remotely and this may involve access to personal information. Some of these third parties are located in countries outside Australia. Those countries include Japan, Canada and the United States of America. In all cases, we seek to share the minimum amount of personal data necessary.

National Boards and Ahpra are committed to protecting your personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Privacy Act. Where Ahpra uses third parties, we require the third parties to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Further information

You can read more about how we obtain and manage personal information in our Ahpra Privacy policy. Our Privacy Policy also explains how you can:

  • access personal information we hold about you;
  • seek correction of personal information we hold about you; and
  • complain to Ahpra about a breach of your privacy (and how that complaint will be dealt with).
Page reviewed 6/07/2021