• Administration
  • Governance
  • IT/Network Administration

Securing Educational Data - seminar/workshop

PL # 13109.
Starting on 27 Jul 2021
Cancellation permitted until 22/07/2021

Event registrations closed on 27/07/2021


The changing world of school data collection has increased benefits but also increased risks.


As schools continue to move their data online, the importance of when it is collected, how it is accessed and used, where it is stored, and how long it is retained, are amongst the fastest growing focus areas for educators globally. However, with the exponential growth in the collection and handling of data, plus reliance on its use, come the risks for which schools are often unprepared.


Latest findings from OAIC show data breaches resulting from human error accounted for 38% of notifications. In this session, we’ll discuss the impact of the “people and practice” risk, and how human error, plus inconsistent use of IT systems and applications are contributing factors to effectiveness on data security in schools. 


To focus the discussion, we’ll look specifically at:
• Exploring what data and information is being collected in schools and how it is being used to inform educational and business decisions.  
• Explore how data within your Learner Management System and/or Student Information System impact staff workflows and communication effectiveness 
• Understanding the risks associated with data collection and use, and how these can be mitigated. 
• Identifying secure practices on data retention and what to do with data when it is no longer needed day to day.
• Increasing awareness about the impact managing data security risks can have on staff, students and parents.


We suggest that at least two stakeholders from each school attend to achieve greatest benefit.


BONUS INCLUSION: Registration and attendance at this PL includes the offer to schedule a FREE onsite visit by RTG (within 2 days of workshop). The school will receive a GRC (Governance Risk Compliance) tool template and guidance towards its implementation.



Rowan Freeman


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Rowan is the Head of Learning and Technology Consulting at RTG. An energetic, determined innovator with over ten years in secondary and tertiary educational leadership, Rowan is focused on sustainable change in education, digital transformation and system optimisation, aligning technology-enabled learning and teaching with analytics strategy to drive practical outcomes. Rowan has postgraduate qualifications in Masters of Education and Data Analytics.

Melanie Gillies


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Mel Gillies has worked in the education and NFP sector for 18 years as a classroom teacher, school leader, project manager and consultant. As RTG’s Governance, Risk & Compliance expert, Mel works on several projects providing governance oversight for the implementation of applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual cybersecurity and privacy obligations. Core goals of her project work are to work in partnership with clients in facilitating the implementation of security practices to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and safety of an organisation’s applications, systems, services and data.

Cliff Reed

RTG (Reflex Technology Group)

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Cliff is a Technology Integration Manager at RTG. With 18 years' experience in the ICT industry, Cliff’s most recent role was at a large school in Perth that saw him designing and leading diverse, large scale ICT projects. Cliff provides a consistently high level of Customer Service with clients, all of whom have confidence in Cliff providing necessary information to support business and operational needs, encouraging growth through change management and technology implementation.



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:30
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Administration
  • Governance
  • IT/Network Administration

School Area

  • Leadership
  • Business Manager
  • Other (non-teaching)

Event Contact

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