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Disclosure Log

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 CIT is required to have a disclosure log listing all access applications received. Details of requests for personal information are not required to be reported under the act and therefore are not provided here.

The application, decision and any released documents can be viewed by clicking on the Reference Number in the table.

  • Reference No - CIT 2018-001
    • Reference No:
      CIT 2018-001
      http://acat.act.gov.au/decisions/mughal-v-canberra-institute-of-technology
      Date of Application:
      22/01/2018
      Date of Publication
      (on Disclosure Log):

      20/04/2018 (link to ACAT decision published 24/07/2018)
      Information Requested:
      1. I would like to access document(s) containing provisions of the FOI Act 1989 and other administrative law relied upon, referred to, and used in considering my FOI requests, FOICIT20171127 and FOICIT20171211 to be NOT under the FOI Act 1989.
      2. I would like to access documents providing for the implementation of ASQA's general direction on the secure retention requirements of assessment items including RPL assessment evidence used for decision making by CIT. A copy of the direction has been attached.
      3. I would like to access the policy document, as described under section 23(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2016, which provides the information on the following.
      4. The classification (including security classification) of records especially assessment records, with a particular reference to the assessment evidence collected and recorded on interview templates, interview notes and other notes gathered through face to face competency assessments and conversations by assessors for making a determination of RPL applications in line with the ASQA DIRECTION.
      5. Processes, roles and responsibilities of all CIT staff including teaching staff on:
      a. methods/processes of care and handling of assessment/interview records
      b. duration of retention of assessment/interview records and location: how long to keep these records and where: files and filing cabinets, online records management system/database
      c. destruction of records: who will destroy assessment/interview record when and how
      d. authorisation for destruction: who will authorise the destruction of the original assessment evidence record and how
      Decision:
      Information given
      To refuse to deal with application under section 43 1(d) and section 45 (a) of the Act as information is publically available
      Additional Information:
      Further decision made 13/4/2018. Further information provided.
      Date of Decision:
      19/02/2018
      Fees (paid or waived):
      N/A
      Date uploaded on
      disclosure log:

      7/03/2018
      Ombudsman or
      ACAT Decision
      (if relevant):
      - Ombudsman advice provided to CIT on 3/05/2018 regarding Review of Decision made on 19/2/2018. Ombudsman considers nothing for the Ombudsman to decide in relation to the decision 19/02/2018.
      - ACAT decision made on 5/4/2018 –
      a) review of applications dismissed (no ACAT jurisdiction); and b) Reserved decision on application made 27/8/17.
      - ACAT decision made on 12/07/2018 - application dismissed.
      - Reserved ACAT Decision made on 7/11/2018 regarding application made on 27/8/2017 - application withdrawn.
  • Reference No - CIT 2018-002
    • Reference No:
      CIT 2018-002
      Date of Application:
      3/1/2018
      Date of Publication
      (on Disclosure Log):
      15/03/2018
      Information Requested:
      1. Document(s) relied upon, referred to, and used by CIT officials, in:
      a) actually classifying work life experience of the evidence
      b) providing the following advice 'Anything that requires further work other than just looking at your transcript is classed as work life experience and then there is a cost involved' in the attached voice mail in relation to defending the work life determination.
      c) sourcing supplementary evidence, noting my UNWILLING to engage in conversations and/or REFUSAL to provide additional evidence, from other areas of CIT and especially the CIT Governing Board Secretariat.
      2. documents (referred to and used in disclosing my nomination submission for the CIT Governing Board Election 2016.
      3. documents for compliance, reference and use by the CIT officials in assessing, processing and finalising an RPL application where the applicant is UNWILLING to engage in conversations or REFUSES to provide additional evidence relating to their RPL application.
      4. documents (including but not limited to, email to the concerned area, file notes, logs, documented approval of the addition) documenting the process of updating the compliance report for the Diploma of Legal.
      Decision:
      To give access to the information in full under section 35 (1) (a)
      Date of Decision:
      9/03/2018
      Fees (paid or waived):
      N/A
      Date uploaded on
      disclosure log:

      15/03/2018
      Ombudsman or
      ACAT Decision
      (if relevant):
      Ombudsman informed by CIT on 28/02/2018 that decision to release the requested information was not made in time allowed under section 40 or extended under section 41 or 42 of the Act.
  • Reference No - CIT 2018-003
    • Reference No:
      CIT 2018-003
      Date of Application:
      16/07/2018
      Date of Publication
      (on Disclosure Log):
      13/08/2018
      Information Requested:
      Information used to inform Student Behaviour Agreement
      Decision:
      Full access to all relevant documents granted.
      Date of Decision:
      07/08/2018
      Fees (paid or waived):
      Waived
      Date uploaded on
      disclosure log:
      14/08/2018
      Ombudsman or
      ACAT Decision
      (if relevant):
      N/A

Ombudsman Review

Anybody may request the Ombudsman review a decision where it was determined:

  • the information was not held by the Directorate;
  • not to give access to the information as releasing it would be contrary to the public interest; or
  • refused to confirm or deny that the information is held by the Directorate.

Additionally where the Directorate refuses to deal with an application the applicant or a person whose interests are affected can appeal to the Ombudsman, and any relevant third party may appeal to the Ombudsman about a decision to release information.

The Ombudsman can confirm a decision, vary a decision, or set aside a decision and make a substitute decision.

The contact details for the ACT Ombudsman are:

ACT Ombudsman
GPO Box 442
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Complaints: 1300 362 072
Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au
Website: http://ombudsman.act.gov.au/