Privacy Statement

Mater Misericordiae Ltd Data Privacy Consent

Employment candidate privacy collection statement

Mater Misericordiae Ltd (“Mater”) is committed to protecting personal information that we handle. We comply with the Privacy Act 1988, including the Australian Privacy Principles. This document provides job applicants with some important information about the Mater’s collection of personal information that they provide as part of their application for employment with the Mater.

How do we collect and hold your personal information?
In most cases, we collect personal information directly from you, including any sensitive information you choose to provide to us, such as information about your health, membership of a professional or trade association or your criminal record.

We may also collect information about you from third parties, such as your nominated referees or the organisations they represent, and our criminal records check provider. Referees may provide us with information about you on a confidential basis. If they do, you are not entitled to access this information, and we will not share it with you without the referee's consent.

We may hold your information physically or in electronic databases and information systems, both at the Mater office and off-site. We take steps to protect your information from interference or unauthorised access or disclosure.

When and why do we collect your personal information?
We collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for us to evaluate your application for employment. We may collect personal information at different times during the application process, for example, from your initial application, at interview, and when checking references.

Although not obliged to do so, if you do not provide requested information, we may not be able to properly evaluate your application, and your application may be rejected.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, including sensitive information you consent to us collecting and disclosing that information to carry out our functions and activities unless you tell us otherwise.

Who do we disclose your personal information to?
We will disclose your personal information to third parties where it is reasonably necessary for the purpose of recruitment and assessing your application for employment.

The third parties that we may wish to disclose your personal information to include:

  • recruitment agencies or other third parties assisting us with recruitment for the position for which you are applying
  • your referees (or the organisations they represent)
  • our criminal records check supplier
  • our psychometric testing provider
  • professional regulatory or registration bodies

We may also disclose your personal information where:

  • it is required or authorised by law
  • you would reasonably expect us to
  • it is reasonably necessary for law enforcement purposes

We may disclose your personal information overseas if you ask us to contact an overseas referee, or if we request an international criminal records check.

Equal Opportunity
Mater is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to select the best-qualified and most suitable individual for the job based upon job related suitability and does not discriminate against anyone for any reason. For more information on equal opportunity visit the Australian Human Rights Commission’s website:

Proof of Eligibility to Work
All applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in Australia.

How to contact us
If you have any concerns or questions about this privacy statement, the handling of personal information, or your dealings with Mater Misericordiae Ltd, you can contact us in the following ways.

Changes to our Privacy Statement
Our handling of any information we collect from you (including information previously collected) will be governed by the most current version of this Privacy Statement. Please check this Privacy Statement regularly.