Confidentiality Issues

Are there problems with company confidentiality issues?

Make sure that you do not have company-sensitive or private information in your evidence documentation. If you are using evidence that comes from your existing workplace, you may need authorisation from your supervisor, so it is always best to check the privacy and confidentiality policies of the organisation. It is also wise to remove any financial figures or other personal details. You can ask your assessor for guidance about this.

Not enough documentary evidence?

Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not have documentary evidence available. This should not put you off seeking Skills Recognition!

What can I do if I have lost my student record/s?

From the ASQA website: 'If you are unable to locate the original certificate or statement of attainment you were issued with by your RTO, you can apply to ASQA for a certified copy of the record ASQA holds. If the provider that originally issued your qualification or statement of attainment has closed, ASQA may hold a copy of your student records.'

Where ASQA holds student records but not a record of the qualification or statement of attainment having been issued, ASQA will provide you with a verified copy of your records. This may include a record of your assessment results. You may then use this record to apply to an RTO for an assessment of your eligibility for recognition (that is, recognition in the form of the issuance of a statement of attainment or a qualification).

How do I apply for this record?

  • Fill out an 'Application for a copy of student records' form available on the website.
  • A 100-point ID check will be required as part of your application.

If you do not believe that you have enough suitable evidence, then you should discuss your options with your assessor. Remember that evidence of your knowledge and experience can be gathered in a variety of ways. In the next steps of the Skills recognition process your assessor will use some other strategies to gather evidence, as follows