Legal Notice

The results of the Victoria Police Entrance Exam are used by Victoria Police (“Vicpol”) for their selection process with the aim of providing comparative information on candidates’ abilities across a number of generic skills (“the Aim”). In the course of your registering for and participating in the Victoria Police Entrance Exam, The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd (ABN 19 004 398 145) (“ACER”) may collect your personal information.  Personal information is that information or opinion that tends to identify a particular individual such as name and date of birth.

ACER will only collect, store, use and disclose your personal information for the purpose of administering and reporting on the Victoria Police Entrance Exam (“the Purpose”).

If you do not provide your personal information you may not be able to participate in the Victoria Police Entrance Exam.

Sensitive information

ACER, in pursuing the Purpose, may collect your sensitive information such as health information, for example, in case you need special consideration in sitting the Victoria Police Entrance Exam. By ticking the box located in the acknowledgements section of the exam registration portal, you consent to ACER collecting, using, storing and disclosing your sensitive information as specified in this Privacy Statement.

Disclosure of your personal information (including sensitive information)

ACER may disclose your personal information (including sensitive information) to:

  1. government or statutory bodies which have instigated the Victoria Police Entrance Exam or have an interest in the Aim;
  2. ACER contractors which may assist ACER in pursuing the Purpose from time to time;
  3. medical or other professionals for the purpose of assessing any sensitive information; and
  4. where ACER is required to do so by law, to government agencies, or individuals appointed by government, responsible for investigating and resolving disputes or complaints connected with the Victoria Police Entrance Exam.

ACER may transfer your personal information outside of Australia in pursuit of the Purpose.

Plagiarism review

ACER discloses your de-identified writing responses to its current contracted plagiarism review contractor, TURNITIN, LLC, a Californian limited liability company which is based in the USA. It processes test taker responses in the USA to ascertain instances of plagiarism. You may view its privacy policy HERE This privacy statement will be amended in the event the supplier changes.

Your rights

ACER will abide by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

You have the right to:

  1. inspect the your personal information;
  2. request amendment of your personal information; and
  3. make complaint in respect of a breach of your privacy.

To exercise any or all of the above rights please review ACER’s privacy policy locatable at: which sets out the processes of how you may attend to the same.