Code of Conduct

1. Introduction

SSE is guided by four principles: to make opportunity accessible, inspire change, always adapt and deliver impact. This means, we see SSE as a movement. A school that is committed to create a bigger common stage for our diverse community of entrepreneurship to thrive.

Engaging with SSE, means you are required to agree and comply with the following Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct (hereafter ‘code’) has been formulated to provide a clear statement of SSE’s expectations of individual behaviour.

Whether you are actively engaging within the broader SSE community at the SSE campus (meaning Building J, 651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007) or participating in our learning activities off campus, SSE will enforce the code throughout its activities across NSW and expects cooperation from all, to ensure a safe, ethical and healthy work and learning environment for everybody.

The professional and dedicated SSE team highly values these relationships and is driven to provide anyone engaging with SSE, a safe and ethical healthy environment. Everyone is expected to welcome and treat one another with respect, dignity and courtesy regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

People are expected to empower each other by developing attributes and enhancing skills – making opportunity accessible for all to participate and enjoy any SSE activity.

We work to the principle of transparency and sharing information. Freedom of expression shall be respected and conflicts are expected to be resolved fairly, honestly and calmly while maintaining a cooperative and collaborative approach to inter-personal relationships.

This Code must be read in conjunction with the relevant state and federal law and TAFE NSW statutes, regulations and policies. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the activity, and refused entry to further activities at the discretion of SSE.

2. Definitions

a. “Alcohol” means a beverage containing more than 1.15% ethanol by volume at 20°celsius, including beer, wine, spirits and pre-mixed spirit based drinks.

b. “Bullying” means any unwelcome act directed at a person that:

a. Would cause a reasonable person in the circumstances to be humiliated, intimidated or seriously offended
b. Place a reasonable person in the circumstances in fear of physical or emotional harm to him- or herself or of damage to his or her property, or
c. Occurs in person on and around the premises, via internet, e-mail or other electronic means

c. “Dishonesty” includes unethical behaviour.

d. “Drug paraphernalia” means any illegal drug equipment and materials which are used or designed for use in injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body.

e. “Drunk” means in respect of a person, that as a result of consumption of alcohol or another drug the person’s speech, balance, coordination or behaviour is noticeably affected.

f. “Hazing” means any act which:

a. Endangers or is likely to cause psychological or physical harm to the person being hazed
b. Involves the humiliation of the person being hazed
c. Destroys, damages or endangers property of any person or group or organization that person is related with
d. Including any assault, physical activity or forced consumption

g. “Illegal drug” means:

a. A plant, drug or substance that is in possession, use or distribution of which is unlawful or, if only available on prescription for which the person does not have a prescription; and
b. A substance that has the chemical structure of which is substantially similar to chemical structure of an illegal drug and has a substantially similar effect to the illegal drug

h. “Improperly influence” means:

a. Corruptly offering an inducement or reward for doing something or,
b. Making a demand for the purpose of influencing the exercise of a duty by any person or otherwise obtaining a benefit or advantage for any person; and
c. Making or allowing an express or implied threat of detriment to another person if demand is not complied with

d. “Intoxicating” includes stupefying.

e. “Misconduct” means any conduct which is prohibited under this code or under any TAFE NSW regulation.

f. “Offensive” means in respect of any conduct or language, anything which a reasonable person would regard as offensive, insulting or humiliating in the circumstances.

g. “Possession” by a person includes being in direct control of or being in the vicinity of that person in circumstancecs where it is reasonable to assume it was in person’s possession or control of that person in the recent past.

h. “Property” includes facilities, resources, equipment, intellectual property and online and physical infrastructure.

i. “Race” includes:

a. Colour
b. Descent or ancestry
c. Nationality or national origin, and
d. Ethnicity or ethnic origin

j. “Reckless” means any act by a person occurring heedless of danger or despite the fact that person or a reasonable person would foresee the possible consequences of that act.

k. “Religious belief or activity” means:

a. Holding or not holding a religious belief or view; or
b. Engaging in, not engaging in or refusing to engage in a religious activity including wearing clothing or adopting any other aspect of personal appearance in accordance with a religious belief

l. “Right to freedom of expression” means the right of a person to lawfully say or do something reasonably and in good faith:

a. In the course of any statement, publication, discussion or debate made or held for any genuine academic, artistic or scientific purpose or any other genuine purpose in the public interest.
b. In the performance, exhibition or distribution of an artistic work
c. In making or publishing:

I. A fair and accurate report of any event or matter of public interest
II. A fair comment on any event or matter of public interest if the comment is an expression of a genuine belief held by the person making the comment, or
III. Material for the purpose of discouraging misconduct

d. In making or publishing a fair and accurate criticism of or a complaint about SSE or any member of SSE community

m. “Sexual contact” means any touching of an erogenous zone of another person (including the inner thigh, buttocks, pubic region or, if the person is a female, breasts), either directly or through clothing or by causing anything to touch such a zone.

n. “Sexual harassment” means a person:

a. Making an unwelcome sexual advance, or an unwelcome request for sexual favours, to another person; or
b. Engaging in other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature (including making a statement of a sexual nature to or in the presence of another person) in relation to another person,
c. And a reasonable person in the circumstances would be intimidated or offended by that conduct

o. “SSE community” includes any person engaged in any dealing or discourse with SSE.

p. “Stalking” means a course of unwelcome conduct that is directed at a person and that would cause a reasonable person in the circumstances to be seriously alarmed, annoyed, distressed or feel harassed and includes:

a. Contacting, communicating or causing a communication with another person for no legitimate purpose after being asked to stop
b. Continuing to follow another person for no legitimate purpose after being asked to stop
c. Surveilling or causing another person to surveil a person for no legitimate purpose
d. The Surveilling or frequenting of the vicinity of, or an approach to, a person’s place of residence, study or work or any place that a person frequents for the purposes of any social or leisure activity, for no legitimate purpose, or
e. Sending gifts to a person for no legitimate purpose after being asked to stop

q. “Student entrepreneur” an undergraduate currently enrolled at one of SSE’s 12 members, all 11 NSW based universities and TAFE NSW, registered for SSE’s Core Unit or participant of one of SSE’s learning activities.

r. “Vilify” means engage in conduct that incites hatred against, serious contempt for or revulsion or severe ridicule of, a person.

s. “Weapon” means any object or substance designed to wound, cause injury or incapacitate including any firearm, ammunition, pellet gun, spear, sword, knife or other blade, stun gun and any chemicals such as capsicum spray, Mace or tear gas;

3. Scope

This Code:

  • Applies to all actions and activities (including inaction or inactivity) on the premises and extends beyond the physical environment to the virtual or online environment and must be read in conjunction with the statutes, rules and resolutions of TAFE NSW
  • Stands beside but does not exclude or replace other legally binding obligations

Visiting students who are not necessarily registered for SSE’s Core Unit or one of the learning activities, may be subject to the provisions of this Code. In the case of misconduct by such persons, the matter may be referred to their home institutions.

4. Responsibilities

Everyone in and around the premises has the responsibility to conduct themselves in accordance with this Code and all other codes, policies, rules and procedures made available on the SSE website

5. Individual conduct

All who are around or on the SSE premises must:

  1. Act honestly, ethically, respectfully and professionally in dealings with others
  2. Respect privacy of others
  3. Resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly
  4. Maintain a cooperative and collaborate approach to inter-personal relationships
  5. Ensure not to act in a manner that unnecessarily or unreasonably impedes the ability of others to carry out their study, research or work at SSE, including all areas in and around the SSE campus
  6. Treat others with respect, dignity, impartiality and courtesy
  7. Respect all property
    1. Specifically, SSE’s resources, including information and communication technology resources in a lawful and ethical manner and using these resources only for purposes relating to SSE, unless express permission has been granted for private usage.

6. Misconduct

Disruption or harm

All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Disrupt or hinder the exercise of the right of freedom of expression by anyone in or around the SSE premises
  2. Disrupt or hinder any SSE activity
  3. Interfere with the ability of anybody in or around the premises to engage in or enjoy an SSE activity or to access, occupy, use or move about the SSE’s property
  4. Engage in disorderly conduct including:
    1. Fighting with any person
    2. Disrupting a lawful assembly of persons, or
    3. Doing anything which disturbs the peace
  5. Do anything which may bring SSE into disrepute including making or publishing false or misleading statements relating to SSE.


All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Engage in any dishonest behaviour including:
    1. Being dishonest in dealings with SSE
    2. Stealing or taking or using without permission any property of any person or possessing property which is stolen or taken without permission
    3. Using or providing false or misleading documentation or information for the purpose of obtaining a benefit or advantage for any person
    4. Impersonating another person or relying on the academic record or any other aspect of another person for the purpose of obtaining a benefit or advantage for any person, or
    5. Improperly influencing any SSE representative


All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Do anything which may endanger the physical or mental health, safety or well-being of any person
  2. Possess, store or use on SSE’s premises any weapon, explosive materials, fireworks, dangerous chemicals or biological agents or other, without authorisation from SSE 

Breach of rights

All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Cause physical harm to any person or bully, stalk, sexually harass or haze (including hazing to which the person being hazed has consented) any person
  2. Engage in violent or threatening behaviour including using threatening or abusive language
  3. Conduct himself or herself in an offensive manner or use offensive language, on or near, or within view or hearing from SSE’s premises or whilst engaged in SSE activities, without a reasonable excuse
  4. Make allegations of misconduct by another person to SSE or of unlawful conduct to the police or any other government body if:
    1. The alleged misconduct or unlawful conduct is trivial; or
    2. The allegation is made without reasonable grounds; and
    3. The allegation is made or pursued to harass or annoy, cause delay or detriment to another person or for another ulterior purpose
  5. Make any sexual contact with any person without that person’s consent
  6. Vilify another person or class of persons because of the actual or perceived gender (including the characteristics of the actual or perceived gender), gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, race, marital or relationship status or religious beliefs or activities, disability or age of that person or class of persons
  7. Disclose or purport to disclose to any person the sexual orientation, gender identification or intersex status of any person who is gay, lesbian, transgender or intersex, without that person’s authorisation unless it is public knowledge because of a public disclosure by or authorised by that person
  8. Victimise a person by subjecting that person to any detriment because he or she, or a person associated (whether as a relative or otherwise) with him or her, does or proposes to do any of the following:
    1. Condemn, express disagreement with or take any step to prevent, misconduct by any person
    2. Inform SSE of the misconduct
    3. Participate in an investigation into alleged misconduct or participate in disciplinary proceedings or legal proceedings relating to misconduct by any person, or
    4. Engage in an SSE activity

Alcohol and drugs                                                                                                    

It is prohibited for a person who is under 18 years of age to drink alcohol. The possession, use, production or supply of a drug is declared prohibited. All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Be drunk on any part of the SSE premises
  2. Consume or distribute alcohol on any public part of the SSE premises except those parts:
    1. Which are licensed for the sale and consumption of alcohol; or
    2. On which SSE otherwise authorises the moderate consumption of alcohol;
  3. Use, possess, grow, manufacture, store or distribute illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  4. Give another person or cause another person to be given or to consume food or drink which contains an intoxicating substance if the recipient is not aware the food or drink contains the intoxicating substance or that the food or drink contains more of an intoxicating substance than the recipient would reasonably expect it to contain


All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Damage, destroy, endanger, vandalise, put at risk, pollute or obstruct, or
  2. Hinder, disrupt or otherwise interfere with the operation or availability of, any SSE property or any property of any associate of SSE
  3. Enter, occupy, use or interfere with any SSE property or enable any other person to do so, without authorisation from SSE
  4. Possess, duplicate or use or provide other persons with access codes, keys, access cards, passwords or similar information or devices to any SSE property, without authorisation from SSE


All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Fail to comply with any agreement between the student entrepreneur and SSE or home university
  2. Disobey a reasonable direction given within their authority by a SSE representative
  3. Refuse to disclose his or her name or age or show proof of identity or age or his or her (student) identity card to a SSE representative if it is reasonable to request it to be given (it will be taken to be a reasonable request if the person is on the SSE premises or engaged in or present at SSE activities)
  4. Possess or provide to any SSE representative false or misleading proof of identity or age or a false (student) identity card
  5. Obstruct any SSE representative in the performance of his or her duties


All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Do anything which is unlawful in New South Wales or, if done outside of New South Wales, would be unlawful if it was done in New South Wales
  2. Breach any SSE principle/regulation
  3. Breach any applicable standards of professional conduct

Mobile Phones & Cameras

  1. The use of cameras, including mobile phone cameras, is not permitted on the Premises unless a SSE representative and involved student entrepreneur, other SSE staff members or visitors has granted permission.
  2. Commercial photography and filming must be authorised in writing by SSE and by prior arrangement.


Animals, with the exception of guide dogs for the visually and hearing impaired, are not permitted within the Premises.

General personal conduct

All who are around or on the premises must not intentionally or recklessly:

  1. Incite, persuade, conspire with or assist any other person to engage in misconduct
  2. Attempt or threaten to do anything which is misconduct
  3. Be party to any cover-up of misconduct or the destruction, concealment, alteration or withholding of any evidence of misconduct or otherwise conceal the identity or whereabouts of any person who is alleged to have engaged in misconduct
  4. Publish or display material which could be understood by a reasonable person as indicating that somebody intends to engage in misconduct

7. Jurisdiction

This code applies in any context relevant to:

  1. The management, good governance or discipline of SSE
  2. The reputation of SSE
  3. The rights, health, safety or wellbeing of members of SSE community or of associates of SSE
  4. The safety of the property of SSE, members of SSE community or of associates of SSE

And includes any conduct:

  1. Anywhere (including on or off SSE premises or the premises of any college) or at any time (including when the SSE is in or not in session) in any of those contexts
  2. Relating to SSE activities; or
  3. In circumstances where:
    1. A student entrepreneur is acting as or identifies himself or herself or is otherwise readily identifiable as being a member of the SSE community (including where a student is representing SSE or one of our 12 partners in any capacity), or
    2. Any act affects a person acting as or who identifies himself or herself as being a member of the SSE community or is otherwise readily identifiable as a member of the SSE community

8. Broad interpretation

This code must be interpreted broadly and as operating to the full extent of, but so as not to exceed, the powers of SSE. If any part of this code or the application of any part to any person, subject matter or circumstance, would, but for this provision, be interpreted as exceeding the powers of SSE:

  1. It will be a valid provision to the extent to which it does not exceed that power; and
  2. The remainder of this code and the application of the provision to other persons, subject matters or circumstances, will not be affected.

9. Inclusive wording

In this code:

  1. The mention of anything after the word “include” or any derivative of it does not limit the nature or class of things included, and
  2. A reference to anything includes a part of it

10. Misconduct and investigation

Misconduct is when anyone on or around the Premises breaches the principles laid down in this Code. All are accountable for their misconduct. Any misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action by SSE. It is prohibited without reasonable excuse to not cooperate with a person carrying out an investigation by or on behalf of SSE as directed.

11. Misconduct allegation

To make a general misconduct allegation, sent e-mail outlining the alleged misconduct to Include at least contact details, nature of alleged misconduct and if possible, available supporting material. SSE will respond how it intends to handle and resolve the matter within reasonable time.

12. Principles of Natural Justice

Investigations of alleged misconduct will observe principles of natural justice including:

  1. Informing all parties of the allegations made
  2. Informing all parties of the procedure being followed
  3. Providing all parties with access to relevant codes, rules, policies and procedures
  4. Providing the respondent with the opportunity to state their case and provide an explanation and/or defence
  5. SSE conducting a fair factual investigation of the allegation
  6. SSE acting fairly and impartially by considering all relevant information in coming to a decision

Last update: 7 March 2018

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Eduroam at SSE

1. Overview

This policy sets out the requirements of the use of the secure, worldwide roaming access service “eduroam” at the SSE campus, which is provided by AARNet.

2. Glossary of terms

eduroam” is short for “education roaming”. eduroam is a global service, enabling staff and students of educational, research and related institutions to visit another eduroam participating institution and connect to the visited institution’s wireless network automatically.

AARNet” is short for Australian Academic and Research Network. AARNet is the eduroam AU national roaming operator (NRO) hosting the national eduroam infrastructure and enabling Australia’s research and education institutions to participate in eduroam nationally and globally.

SSE” is short for Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, an unprecendented new partnership with 11 NSW based universities and TAFE NSW. An independent not for profit, SSE was established in 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government.

SSE campus” means building J, 651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia.

User” is anyone using eduroam, which is available to general staff academics, researchers and students from eduroam participating educational, research and related institutions globally.

Institution” is any research or education institutions providing Eduroam. Institutions also include other universities, research organizations, schools, vocational training providers, galleries, libraries, archives and musea.

3. Eduroam Policy

Trust in eduroam authentication is underpinned by use of a secure technical infrastructure, protocol and eduroam policies to which all eduroam participants are required to comply – ensuring that user credentials are kept secret between users and their home institution. By participating in eduroam AU, SSE agrees to conform to the Global eduroam Policy and the eduroam AU policy, maintained by AARNet as the NRO.

4. Using eduroam at SSE

User should configure eduroam authentication locally, at the home institution, before traveling to SSE campus by using the authentication parameters provided by the home institution local eduroam webpage. Other eduroam participating institutions similarly grant network access to visiting users from SSE.

SSE provides full outbound access with public IP addresses. Inbound access is restricted. Services running on users devices may not be accessible externally while connected to SSE network.

5. User’s responsibility in using eduroam

The eduroam AU policy states that users must conform to their home institution’s network Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

As the community of users of eduroam consists of users from institutions engaged in research and/or education, an assumption underpinning eduroam trust is that those institutions will have equivalent network acceptable use policies, including restrictions on activities which may be performed on the network.

SSE reserves the right to monitor use of its eduroam network. If SSE’s technology usage policy is contravened by the user, SSE reserves the right to prevent access and report the action to the user’s home institution. The user’s home institution is expected to respond as if the incident occurred on the home institution’s own network.

6. User’s privacy

When using eduroam, the eduroam protocol prevents institutional password from being revealed to any eduroam server other than the home institution’s eduroam server. The login password is protected and remains private between user and the home institution.

The username is visible to the SSE institutional RADIUS server and national and global eduroam infrastructure servers involved in routing authentication request from the users device to the home institution, and may be included in logs. Such logs are required to be protected by the institution running the RADIUS server.

7. Eduroam trust model

Eduroam trust model between institutions remotely authenticating users and other institutions providing network access via eduroam, is supported by the ability to track a partical network access event to an authentication of the user by their home institution. Home institutions are expected to take appropriate action on behalf of visited institutions in case a user does not comply with the visited institution’s network AUP.

In order to provide this traceability, remote authentication and network access transactions via eduroam are logged by SSE. Usage logs are used for the purpose of service trouble-shooting and user support as referred in eduroam AU Policy and retained for a period of six months. Access to usage logs is restricted to authorised personnel and authorities as required by the law.

8. SSE’s Wireless Settings

SSID (Network Name)eduroam (case-sensitive)
Wireless Network Connection ProtocolWPA2 Enterprise
Data Encryption MethodAES

The wireless encryption protocol used by SSE access points is the Wi-Fi standard “WPA2/AES”, also called WPA2 Enterprise. Accessing eduroam successfully at SSE campus, requires only that your devices configured wireless network connection and encryption protocol is compatible.

9. User Device Configuration

Device configuration scripts are provided by the “eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool”.

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the large button with the text “eduroam user: download your eduroam installer”
  3. Choose “Sydney School of Entrepreneurship” from the list of home institutions
  4. Click on” All platforms” to see which scripts are available

Authentication parameters:

Inner MethodMSCHAPV2
Anonymous IdentityDo not configure an anonymous identity
CA CertificateSelect

10. Support in using eduroam

If network access issues occur, in the first instance users should contact their home institution’s IT helpdesk to seek support. If this is not possible, visiting users may contact SSE IT support by sending an e-mail to

If additional assistance is required, AARNet’s eduroam AU national roaming operator technical staff will be contacted.

Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited (ABN 64 615 652 778) (Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, we, our, us) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy and the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information. This Privacy Policy sets out our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information that we collect through this website (Site) or directly from you.

We respect your rights to privacy under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and so in accordance with this Act, we are compliant with its requirements in respect of the collection, management and disclosure of your personal information.

We also uphold your rights to privacy if you are based in the European Union, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU).  Your rights under the GDPR are listed in clause 11.

If you do not wish to provide personal information to us, then you do not have to do so.  However, this may affect your use of this Site or any products and services offered on it.

  1. What is your personal information?

When used in this privacy policy, the term “personal information” has the meaning given to it in the Privacy Act and GDPR.  In general terms, it is any information that can be used to personally identify you.  This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and profession or occupation.  If the information we collect personally identifies you, or you are reasonably identifiable from it, the information will be considered personal information.

We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else.  For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how users use our website.

Your personal information will not be shared, sold, rented or disclosed other than as described in this privacy policy.

  1. What information may we collect the following personal information from you?

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship may collect the following personal information from you:

  1. Name;
  2. Contact details including email address, mailing or street address and telephone number;
  3. Age or date of birth;
  4. Demographic information, such as postcode;
  5. Preferences and opinions;
  6. Details of services we have provided to you or that you have enquired about, and our response;
  7. Your browser session and geo-location data;
  8. Additional personal information that you provide to us directly or indirectly through your use of our Site, associated social media platforms or accounts from which you permit us to collect information; and
  9. Any other information requested by us and/or provided by you.

We collect personal information about you so that we can perform our business activities and functions and to provide best possible quality of customer service.  We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide our services;
  2. To enable you to access and use our Site and associated social media platforms;
  3. To contact and communicate with you;
  4. For internal record keeping;
  5. For analytics, market research and business development including to operate and improve our Site and any associated applications and associated social media platforms;
  6. To run competitions or offer additional benefits to you; and
  7. For advertising and marketing, including to send you promotional information about our services and information or information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us by contacting us using the details set out below or by using the opt-out facilities provided in the marketing materials.
  1. How do we collect your personal information?

We collect your personal information directly from you unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so.  When collecting personal information from you, we may collect in ways including:

  • when you make an enquiry about our services;
  • through your access and use of our website, including when you register as a member of our website;
  • during conversations between you and our representatives;
  • when you ask to be placed on one of our subscription/mailing lists;
  • when you become a client or customer of ours or otherwise use our products or services; or
  • when you voluntarily provide us with feedback and customer information collected in the process of conducting customer surveys for market research purposes.
  1. What happens if we can’t collect your personal information?

If you do not provide us with the personal information described above, some or all of the following may happen:

  • we may not be able to provide our products or services to you, either to the same standard or at all;
  • we may not be able to provide you with information about services that you may want, including information about special promotions; or
  • we may be unable to tailor the content of our website to your preferences and your experience of our website may not be as enjoyable or useful.


  1. Our website

Site User Tracking Experience

We may use tracking software to review and improve your experience of our Site. In particular, we may use Google Analytics Advertising products: Remarketing with Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Google Analytics collects data about our Site traffic via Google Advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. Data collected via these Google products is not linked with any personally identifiable information you submit while on our Site. If you wish to opt out of the Google Analytics data collection, you may do so on Google’s Site at


When you access our Site, we may send a “cookie” (which is a small summary file containing a unique ID number) to your computer.  This enables us to recognise your computer and greet you each time you visit our website without bothering you with a request to register.  It also enables us to keep track of services you view so that, if you consent, we can send you news about those services.  We also use cookies to measure traffic patterns, to determine which areas of our website have been visited and to measure transaction patterns in the aggregate.  We use this to research our users’ habits so that we can improve our online services. Our cookies do not collect personal information.  If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer does not accept them.  We may log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information.


As our website is linked to the Internet, and the Internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.


We provide links to websites outside of our website, as well as to third party websites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies, businesses, affiliates, advertisers and sponsors, linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that websites and its privacy policy. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.

  1. Who do we disclose your information to?

We may disclose your personal information to:

  1. Courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities and law enforcement officers as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;
  2. Credit reporting agencies and courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities where you fail to pay for goods or services provided to you;
  3. Third parties, including agents or sub-contractors who assist us in providing information, services or direct marketing to you; and
  4. Third parties to collect and process data such as Google Analytics.

Sub c and d may include parties located, or store data, outside of Australia. When disclosing personal information to third parties under sub a – d, we will request the third party to follow this Privacy Policy regarding handling the information.

We only disclose this information if the third party has agreed to comply with the standards in our Privacy Policy.

If there is a change of control of our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases, to the extent permissible by law. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser.

  1. Direct marketing materials

We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our services that we consider may be of interest to you.  These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth).  If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method whenever practical to do so.  In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us (see the details below) or by using opt-out facilities provided in the marketing communications and we will then ensure that your name is removed from our subscription/mailing list.

We do not provide your personal information to other organisations for the purposes of direct marketing.

  1. Security and data quality

We take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information that you submit to us through our website. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.

We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form.  Personal information is destroyed or de-identified when no longer needed or when we are no longer required by Law to retain it (whichever is the latter).

  • How long do you retain my personal data for?

We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

By Law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for five years for Australian tax law purposes.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data; see your legal rights below for further information.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

  • If I am a citizen of the EU, or based in the EU, what are my legal rights under the GDPR?

If the General Data Protection Regulation applies to you because you are a subject of the European Union, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • The right to be informed – that’s an obligation on us to inform you how we use your personal data;
  • The right of access – that’s a right to make what’s known as a ‘data subject access request’ for copy of the personal data we hold about you;
  • The right to rectification – that’s a right to make us correct personal data about you that may be incomplete or inaccurate;
  • The right to erasure – that’s also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ where in certain circumstances you can ask us to delete the personal data we have about you (unless there’s an overriding legal reason we need to keep it);
  • The right to restrict processing – that’s a right for you in certain circumstances to ask us to suspend processing personal data;
  • The right to data portability – that’s a right for you to ask us for a copy of your personal data in a common format (for example, a .csv file);
  • The right to object – that’s a right for you to object to us processing your personal data (for example, if you object to us processing your data for direct marketing); and
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – that’s a right you have for us to be transparent about any profiling we do, or any automated decision making.

These rights are subject to certain rules around when you can exercise them.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at

  • How can you access and correct your personal information?

You may request access to any personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us (see the details below).  Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by mailing or emailing it to you).  We may charge you a reasonable fee to cover our administrative and other reasonable costs in providing the information to you.  We will not charge for simply making the request and will not charge for making any corrections to your personal information.

There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold.  For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.

If you believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request us to amend it.  We will consider if the information requires correction.  If we do not agree that there are grounds for correction, then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.

  • How can you withdraw your consent to this privacy policy?

You may withdraw your consent to this privacy policy at any point. If you wish to withdraw your consent to our collection and retention of your data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at we can arrange for your data to be deleted. However, this may affect your use of this Site or any products and services offered on it.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at the email address listed in this Privacy Policy.

To unsubscribe from our e-mail database, or opt out of any communications, please contact us at the email address listed at the start of the Privacy Policy, with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line of the e-mail.

  • What is the process for complaining about a breach of privacy?

If you believe that your privacy has been breached, please contact us using the contact information below and provide details of the incident so that we can investigate it.  We will treat your complaint confidentially, investigate your complaint and aim to ensure that we contact you and your complaint is resolved within a reasonable time (and in any event within the time required by the Privacy Act and/or the GDPR, if applicable).

  • Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, any concerns or a complaint regarding the treatment of your privacy or a possible breach of your Data Protection Officer using the details set out below.  We will treat your requests or complaints confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved.  We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in timely and appropriate manner.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer as follows:

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited ABN 64 615 652 778
Building J
TAFE NSW Ultimo Campus
651 – 731 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

  1. Changes to our privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time, however we will notify you of any changes to our privacy policy as and when they are made.  Any updated versions of this privacy policy will be posted on our website and will be effective from the date of posting.

Last update: March 2019

1. Scope

The SSE communications network, audio-visual and all computing devices at the SSE campus are provided for the purpose of teaching, learning, research and administration.

This Technology Usage Policy (Policy) establishes the requirements, accountability and responsibility for use of these technology facilities and applies to all users of SSE’s technology facilities.

The policy complies with all relevant legislation & rules and protects the freedom of inquiry, expression, right to privacy and confidentially.

2. Use

This policy governs the use of
• All network services, computer and audio-visual equipment and software, owned, leased or used under license by SSE
• Audio-visual and computer facilities maintained by other bodies but available for use through an agreement or agreements with SSE
SSE cannot guarantee the continuous availability of technology facilities and reserves the right for them to be unavailable from time to time, either planned or as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

3. User rights

Users have the right to access and use SSE’s technology for legitimate work, study and other related purposes. Personal use of technology is a privilege and is to be kept to an incidental level.

4. User responsibilities

Through the use of the information technology facilities, users agree to abide by this policy.
Users are responsible for their own actions and are subject to relevant state and federal laws and SSE & TAFE NSW statutes, regulations and policies (s.8).

5. Compliance

SSE reserves the right to undertake periodic audits to ascertain compliance with this policy.
The SSE network and system administrators treat the content of electronic communications and data as confidential.
However, normal operation and maintenance of the systems requires backup and caching of communications and data. This includes the logging of activity and monitoring of general usage patterns.
Where inappropriate use of technology is detected, reports may be prepared for the purpose of
• Investigating breaches of this or other SSE policies or
• Appropriate follow-up action
Such action may require privileged use of information. In all matters relating to privacy and security of individual accounts and communications, including any requests for release of information, SSE staff must abide by the relevant laws, policies and regulations (s.8).

5.1. Ethical use

Users should observe ethical standards of conduct.
Unethical activities may include:
• Attempting to modify system facilities, such as illegally obtain extra resources, degrade the performance of any system or attempt to subvert the restrictions associated with any computer system, computer account or network service
• Denying access to other authorised users
• Disclosing their own or attempting to discover any other systems or user’s password
• Granting access to unauthorised users
• Illegitimate monitoring of individual users
• Modifying or installing any unauthorised software or hardware on any SSE equipment, network or computer system
• More than an incidental level of personal use
• Obtaining or attempting to obtain a higher level of access privilege or access to facilities without authorisation
• Sending bulk unsolicited mail, commonly known as “spam”
• Using another person’s computer account (even with the owner’s permission)
• Utilising access for commercial or personal gain

5.2. Socially responsible use

Users must ensure that their use of SSE’s facilities is socially responsible.
In particular, Commonwealth and State Laws and SSE policy prohibit harassment and discrimination, vilification or victimisation on grounds such as race, gender, religious belief, political conviction, sexual preference or disability.
SSE’s technology must not be used to humiliate, intimidate or offend others particularly on the basis of any attribute prescribed under these laws and policies. This includes sending offensive emails, displaying inappropriate images or videos and accessing inappropriate material, which may inadvertently be observed by others.
Pornography and other material that can cause offence to others, cannot be accessed, held or displayed on any IT facilities at SSE. Users who are unsure if their activities fall within these parameters should seek advice from appropriate supervisors.
All users should ensure that they are familiar with the SSE code of conduct. Please contact if further information is required.

5.3. Legal use

Users must ensure their use of technology complies with all relevant by the relevant laws, policies and regulations (s.8).
Illegal activities may include:
• Any other unlawful activity
• Creation, possession or distribution of illegal pornography
• Intentional damage of facilities
• Theft of equipment, software or data
• Unauthorised access by ‘hacking’
• Violating a software licence

5.4. Academic standards of conduct

Users of technology must, at all times, observe standards of conduct expected in an experimental entrepreneurial education environment.
Unacceptable activities include:
• Breach of copyright
• Plagiarism
• Unauthorised experimenting with or demonstrating of network or system vulnerability
• Unauthorised publication on behalf of SSE

5.5. Competent Use

Users should ensure that they are competent in the general use of network and computing facilities and services. More in particular:
• Assume responsibility for the maintenance and protection of data and software in their charge
• Choose a secure password and change it periodically
• Know how to back-up programs and data for which they are responsible
• Seek assistance if they do not know how to competently use the facilities
• Take all practicable measures to ensure current local virus protection mechanisms are in place
• Understand their responsibilities under this Policy
In addition, users must accept that SSE cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in results or output as a consequence of their use of technology.

5.6. Efficient use

Users should ensure technology resources are utilised in the most effective manner to reduce wastage and costs incurred by SSE in providing data storage, access and network capacity. In particular, users will need to adopt responsible approaches to activities that can result in wasteful use of resources including:
• Downloading, uploading or streaming of large files from the internet
• Processing and storage of large documents (e.g. video, audio and high-resolution images)
• Storage of excess mail
• Storing excessive personal data or files
• Wasteful printing

6. Breach of policy

Breach of this policy could lead to:
• Appropriate administrative or disciplinary action in accordance with rules and policies of SSE and TAFE NSW, which may lead to dismissal or exclusion
• Immediate termination of the right to use technology on a temporary or permanent basis
• Criminal or other legal proceedings in accordance with State and Federal legislation

7. AARNet Eduroam

eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across the SSE campus and when visiting other participating institutions by logging onto their device.

The use of eduroam is governed by the Australian eduroam Policy and the Global eduroam Policy. All users must also comply with these policies as well as this policy, when using this service.

Eduroam is only available to users over 18 years of age or those users that have acquired parental consent to use the unrestricted internet access.

It is the responsibility of a student’s home institution to provide support whilst accessing Eduroam at another participating institution like SSE.

8. Related legislation, policies and regulations
8.1. Relevant and related legislation includes

• Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cwlth) and associated Acts
• Copyright Act 1968 (Cwlth)
• Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) ACT 2000 (Cwlth)
• Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
• Crimes Act 1914 (Cwlth)
• Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cwlth)
• Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW)
• State and federal anti-discrimination legislation
• State Records Act 1998 (NSW)
• Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cwlth) and associated Acts

8.2. Relevant policies

• SSE Code of Conduct
• SSE Website Terms of Use
• SSE Privacy policy
• TAFE NSW rules

Website terms of use

Welcome to our website. This website is owned and operated by Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited (ABN 64 615 652 778), its successors and assignees (we, our or us) – available at: (Site) and possibly available through other addresses or channels. These Terms of Use (Terms) govern you, the person, organisation or entity that accesses and/or uses our Site (referred to as you or your) and form a contract between you and us if you access our Site.

Please read these Terms carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact details below.

1. Information

The information, including statements, opinions and documents, contained in this Site (Information) is for general information purposes only. Reliance you place on the Information is at your own risk since it does not take into account your specific needs, objectives or circumstances (and it is not advice). Before acting on any Information, consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances, carry out your own research and seek professional advice, where necessary.

2. Amendment

The Information and Terms may be amended without notice from time to time in our sole discretion. Your use of our Site following any amendments indicates that you accept the amendments. Check the Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes and only proceed to use the Site if you accept and will comply with the new Terms.

3. Your warranties

You warrant to us that you have sufficient opportunity to enter, read, understood and accepted these Terms before using the Site and will do everything reasonably necessary to give full effect to them (and events contemplated by them). You warrant to us to have the legal capacity to enter the Terms and form a contract. If you do not accept these Terms, cease accessing and using this Site immediately.

4. Licence to use the Site

We grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide, non transferable right and licence to use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, in accordance with these Terms. All other uses are prohibited without our prior written consent.

5. Prohibited conduct

You must not:

(a) Use the Site for any activities, or post or transmit any material from the Site:

§ unless you hold all necessary rights, licences and consents to do so;
§ that infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
§ that would cause you or us to breach any law, regulation, rule, code or other legal obligation;
§ that defames, harasses, threatens, menaces, offends or restricts any person;
§ that is or could reasonably be considered to be obscene, inappropriate, defamatory, disparaging, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, threatening, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence or in breach of privacy; or
§ that would bring us, or the Site, into disrepute;

(b) Interfere with or inhibit any user from using the Site;
(c) Use the Site to send unsolicited email messages;
(d) Attempt to or tamper with, hinder or modify the Site, knowingly transmit viruses or other disabling features, or damage or interfere with the Site including but not limited to the use of Trojan horses, viruses, or piracy or programming routines that may damage or interfere
with the Site; or
(e) Facilitate or assist a third party to do any of the above acts

6. Copyright and intellectual property rights

Our Site contains material which is owned by or licensed to us and nothing in these Terms constitutes a transfer of any intellectual property rights. The Site protected by Australian and international laws, including but not limited to trademarks, trade names, software, content, design, images, graphics, appearance, layout and look of our Site. We own the copyright which subsists in all creative and literary works displayed on the Site.
You must not breach any copyright or intellectual property rights connected with the Site. This includes but is not limited to:

(a) Altering or modifying any of the code or the material on the Site;
(b) Causing any of the material on the Site to be framed or embedded in another website;
(c) Creating derivative works from the content of the Site;

7. Privacy

We are committed to protect your privacy. By agreeing to these Terms, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy available on the Site.

8. Third party information, links and websites

The Site may contain third party information including but not limited to user comments, guest articles and advertisements (Third Party Information) and links to websites owned by third parties (Third Party Sites). We do not control, recommend, endorse, sponsor or approve Third Party Information or Sites. You should make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of Third Party Information or Sites for you.

9. Reservation of rights

We reserve the right to amend or delete Third Party Information and/or Third Party Sites, and to block any user, if we believe that there is a violation of these Terms, or for any other legal reason, in our sole discretion.

10. Delays and outages

We are not responsible for any delays or interruptions to the Site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimise these. It is possible that the Site will not be available at all times, we may – at any time and without notice to you – discontinue the Site. We are not responsible for any loss, cost, damage or liability that may result from discontinuance of the Site.

11. Limitation of liability

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability for any loss, damage, costs or expense, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential including loss of profits, suffered by you or any third party, or claims made against you or any third party which result from any use of or access to, or any inability to use or access, the Site. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations, guarantees, warranties or terms (whether express or implied) other than those expressly set out in these Terms, and the Australian Consumer Law to the extent applicable.

12. Disclaimer

The Site is provided to you without warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in any material on the Site or your access to the Site will be error free, that any defects will be corrected, that the Site or the server which stores and transmits material to you are free of viruses or any other harmful components, or that the Site will operate on a continuous basis or be available at any time.

While we endeavour to keep the Site and Information up to date and correct, we make no representations, warranties or guarantee, express or implied, about:

(a) the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any Information, images, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Site for any purpose
(b) Third Party Information; or
(c) Third Party Sites

13. Indemnity

By using the Site, you agree to defend and fully indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents) harmless from and against all claims, actions, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis), including in tort, contract or negligence, arising out of or connected to:

(a) your use of or access to the Site;
(b) any breach by you of these Terms; or
(c) any wilful, unlawful or negligent act or omission by you.

This defence and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site. These Terms, and any rights and licences granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.

14. Breach

You may only use the Site for lawful purposes and in consistency with the nature and purpose of the Site. By using the Site, you agree that exclusions and limitations of liability set out in these Terms are reasonable. If you breach these Terms, we reserve the right to exclude any person from using the Site & Information and enforce our rights against you in our sole discretion. If we do not act upon a breach, this does not waive our rights to act with respect to subsequent or similar
breaches of these Terms by you. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.

15. Exclusion of competitors

You are prohibited from using the Site, including the Information, in any way that competes with our business. If you breach this term, we will hold you responsible for any loss that we may sustain and hold you accountable for any profits that you may make from non permitted use.

16. Enforceability

If any provision of these Terms is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable by court of law, then the provision is deemed not to have been included in these Terms and will not affect the remainder of these Terms, which will continue in full force and effect.

17. Termination

These Terms are effective until terminated by us, which we may do at any time and without notice to you. In the event of termination, all restrictions imposed on you by these Terms and limitations of liability set out in the Terms will survive.

18. Disputes

Please notify us in writing of any dispute you may have. By accepting these Terms you agree to use mediation and negotiation to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms, prior to resorting to an external dispute resolution process.

19. Jurisdiction

Your use of the Site and any dispute arising out of your use of it is subject to and governed by the laws of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in New South Wales. Although the Site may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas, we make no representation that the Site complies with laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access the Site from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with laws in the place where you access the Site.

For questions and notices, please contact us at:

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited ABN 64 615 652 778
Building J
TAFE NSW Ultimo Campus
651 – 731 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Last update: 28 June 2017
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