The Department of Education (DE) respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that our users do the same.
This website and its contents including pages, documents, online graphics, audio and video are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by the State of Victoria (Department of Education), or in the case of some materials, by third parties (third party materials).
An educational institution situated in Australia which is not conducted for profit, or a body responsible for administering such an institution, may copy and communicate the materials, other than third party materials, for the educational purposes of the institution.
All other users
You may view the contents of this website and save an electronic copy, download, or print all or part of this website, other than third party materials, for your own personal information, or personal research or study, but only if you:
- do not modify the copy from how it appears on the department's website, and
- include the copyright notice "© State of Victoria (Department of Education)" on the copy.
Other uses of the contents of this website, other than those permitted by an exception in the Copyright Act 1968, require permission. This permission may be sought from the Department of Education's Copyright Services unit by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission, if given, will be subject to conditions that will include a requirement that the copyright owner's name, State of Victoria (Department of Education) be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, either in whole or in part.
Trademark notice and Department of Education name
This site includes registered trademarks (or trademarks in the process of being registered) which are otherwise protected by law including, but not limited to, the word DE (Department of Education) and the DE logos. Unless otherwise indicated, they are owned by the State of Victoria (Department of Education).
You may not use DE's trademarks or the name DE except
- by saving, or printing out, a copy of DE's website as permitted by the Copyright notice
- as part of a fair reference to DE or applicable sub-site with proper recognition of the trademark's status, or
- otherwise with DE's or copyright owner's prior written consent.
Third party sites
Third party material linked from the DE pages, or discovered via the DE search engine, is subject to the copyright conditions of the third party. Hence users will need to consult the copyright notice of the third party sites for conditions of usage.
The documents posted on this server contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organisations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience.
The State of Victoria (Department of Education) does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organisations sponsoring the sites. You access those sites and use their products and services solely at your own risk.
You must not reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish, copy, transfer or commercially exploit any information accessed through or received from the DE website that would be an infringement of any copyright, patent, trademark design or other intellectual property right.
This site has been compiled from information obtained from sources within the State of Victoria (Department of Education), and is subject to change without notice. The State of Victoria (Department of Education) has used its best endeavours to ensure that the Information is correct and current at the time of publication but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein.
To the extent permitted by law, the State of Victoria (Department of Education) and its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage (including indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on, the Information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission. If any law prohibits the exclusion of such liability, the Department limits its liability to the extent permitted by law, to the resupply of the Information.
Readers should rely on their own enquiries in making decisions relating to their own or any other person's interest.
Disclaimer - Downloadable Documents
The department makes available to you the provision to download particular documents, on the conditions set out below. If you do not agree with these conditions, then you should not download the material.
- The information is provided on the basis that upon downloading you will conduct such virus scanning and other checks as may be necessary to ensure that the downloaded material will not corrupt in any way your data, software or systems or those of any other person.
- You acknowledge and agree that the department will not be under any liability to you for any loss or damage including consequential loss or damage however caused, whether by negligence or otherwise, that arises in any way from the use of the downloaded material.
- If you provide the downloaded material to another party, then you should bring to the attention of that other party these conditions and only provide the downloaded material on the same conditions as those on which the original downloaded material was provided to you by the department via www.study.vic.gov.au.
Use of information
Any information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques provided by, or obtained from, you or your use of the department's website shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the department shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation.
This website (excluding any linked third party sites) is controlled by the State of Victoria (Department of Education) at 80 Collins street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Go Hosting Pty Ltd provide hosting and maintenance services from its offices at 7/1 Sawmill Circuit, Hume, ACT 2620. By accessing this site, you accept that any disputes about this website or its contents are to be determined by the courts having jurisdiction in Victoria in accordance with the laws in force in Victoria (except any principle of conflict of laws inconsistent with this requirement).
This website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. The State of Victoria (Department of Education) makes no representation that the content of this website complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access this site from outside Australia, you do so on your own responsibility and are responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws in the place where you are located.