Privacy Awareness Week 15-21 May


The theme for this year's Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is "Privacy in your hands" and reinforces the message that organisations, agencies and individuals must be vigilant in maintaining a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities for the handling of personal information. How safe is your patient's information? Do all staff understand the meaning of Privacy and Confiedmtiality?

The Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim states, "While the regulation of privacy will continue to evolve, particularly as technology advances, businesses, agencies and individuals must also step up to the challenge of taking control of privacy management.

For organisations and agencies, that means incorporating privacy into strategic planning, making privacy a governance priority, and taking a ‘privacy by design’ approach to integrate privacy management into all projects, products and practices."

This week is a good time to review your staff training and update your policies. Computer screens, day sheets, patient records are often on view to others and staff are so used to seeing these screens, we dont realise how public this information can be. We would highly recommed the PRIVACY AND CLINICAL GOVERNANCE COURSES held by the legal advisors of AHIG (Australian Health Industry Group). These courses are specific to the health industry and extremely good value and relevant.
Presentations are delivered across Australia and the presenter's knowledge and expreience is excellent.,

DAPA Platinum members are eligible for registration discounts on any AHIG courses.

More information from
WA on 1 Jun 2016 Registrations close 25 May 2016

SA on 8 Jun 2016 Registrations 18 May 2016

Melbourne on 15 Jun 2016 Registrations close 25 May 2016

Newcastle on 21 Jun 2016 Registrations close 25 May 2016

Sydney on 22 Jun 2016 Registrations close 1 Jun 2016

Wollongong on 23 Jun 2016 Registrations close 2 Jun 2016

Hobart on 29 Jun 2016 Registrations close 8 Jun 2016

Darwin on 6 Jul 2016 Registrations close 15 Jun 2016

Brisbane on 13 Jul 2016 Registrations close 22 Jun 2016

Contact the office on +61 3 9280 8063 to register or email

The Dental Assistants Professional Association is an approved NSW Smart and Skilled* provider, and more information on this can be found at the smart and skilled website
*'This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.'