SARDS - Terms of use

By accessing “SARDS” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “SARDS”, “”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “SARDS”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “SARDS” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

This service is for the exclusive use of employees of the Department of Education and Training (DET) in Victoria, Australia. However, it is not owned, managed or endorsed by DET. It is a community for the Education Support Administration class employees of DET (hereinafter "Admin Staff").

In order to gain access to this service you will need to register on the following page using a DET email address ( You will not be granted access unless you have a verified DET email address, with the following exceptions:

  • Employees of vendor companies for systems/services used by Admin Staff in their role may be granted accounts
  • Employees of training companies delivering services to Admin staff may be granted accounts
In these circumstances, the accounts provided to employees of non-DET organisations will only have permissions to view the relevant parts of SARDS, not the entire site. e.g.: vendor employees will only be granted access to the vendor forum and no other parts of SARDS.

When these accounts are created, a global announcement will be made across the site so that all Admin Staff are aware of their existence.

Our forums are powered by phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) which is a bulletin board solution released under the “GNU General Public License v2” (hereinafter “GPL”) and can be downloaded from The phpBB software only facilitates internet based discussions; phpBB Limited is not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about phpBB, please see:

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “SARDS” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “SARDS” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “SARDS” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

As an employee of DET you are contractually bound by DET's Information Privacy Policy. Failure to comply with this policy can lead to consequences for your employment including termination, and criminal prosecution by DET. Any member using this site who violates this policy will have their account immediately suspended.

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