Security statement

The Department for Education and Child Development is committed to ensuring a high level of security in all online transactions.

Therefore, if you use any eCommerce transaction on this site, the information you provide is encrypted to minimise the possibility of the information being intercepted.

The encryption service employs industry standard 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security technology. SSL is cryptography technology that uses special codes (public and private keys) that encrypt credit card details and personal details sent over the Internet. SSL encryption turns these details into an unintelligible string of characters and symbols and makes it virtually impossible to decipher. In addition, if a message is somehow tampered with, SSL technology will detect the tampering and reject the message.

For added security, the Department does not retain any credit card details on our databases.
All our transactions are in Australian Dollars (AUD) only.

Notwithstanding the above, the Department makes no warranty in respect of the strength or effectiveness of the above encryption and the Department is not responsible for events arising from unauthorised access of the information you provide.