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State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) 1999 (First published 1995).

This web-site and its contents including pages, documents, on-line graphics, audio and video are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by the State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training), or in the case of some materials, third parties.

You may view this web-site and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, of parts of this web-site solely for your own information, research or study: but only if you (a) do not modify the copy from how it appears on SOFWeb's web-site; and (b) include the copyright notice
" State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) 1999" on the copy.

You must not reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this web-site for any other purpose except as expressly permitted by a current Links Agreement, by statute or with the relevant agency as identified in the relevant WWW page or the Department's prior written consent.

That permission, if given, will be subject to conditions that will include a requirement that the copyright owner's name and interest in the material be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, either in whole or in part. No permission to reproduce or use the Government's copyright material, other than that expressly stated above, is to be implied by the availability of that material on this site.

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This site has been compiled from information obtained from sources within the State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training), and is subject to change without notice. The State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) has used its best endeavors to ensure that the Information is correct and current at the time of publication but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein.

To the extent permitted by law, the State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) and its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage (including indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on, the Information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission. If any law prohibits the exclusion of such liability, the Department limits its liability to the extent permitted by law, to the resupply of the Information.

Readers should rely on their own enquiries in making decisions touching their own or any other person's interest.

Disclaimer - Downloadable Documents

The Department of Education, Employment & Training makes available to you the provision to download particular documents, on the conditions set out below. If you do not agree with these conditions, then you should not download the material.


1. The information is provided on the basis that upon downloading you will conduct such virus scanning and other checks as may be necessary to ensure that the downloaded material will not corrupt in any way your data, software or systems or those of any other person.

2. You acknowledge and agree that the Department will not be under any liability to you for any loss or damage including consequential loss or damage however caused, whether by negligence or otherwise, that arises in any way from the use of the downloaded material.

3. If you provide the downloaded material to another party, then you should bring to the attention of that other party these conditions and only provide the downloaded material on the same conditions as those on which the original downloaded material was provided to you by the Department via SOFWeb.

Discussion Groups & Chat

This site includes among its services discussion forums and comment areas in which users are invited to submit comments. In some cases, personal identifier information such as name or E-mail address is requested or required. This information is posted for public access along with the submitted comments and messages which it accompanies. The State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) endeavors to prevent improper use of the discussion forums and chat areas but the Department will not be under any liability for any consequential damage however caused. The State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) may terminate the Users access to SOFWeb immediately if the User breaches any provision of this notice.

Use of information

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This web-site (excluding any linked third party sites) is controlled by the State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) from its offices at 2/33 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3001. By accessing this site, you accept that any disputes about this web-site or its contents are to be determined by the courts having jurisdiction in Victoria in accordance with the laws in force in Victoria (except any principle of conflict of laws inconsistent with this requirement).

This web-site may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. The State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training) makes no representation that the content of this web-site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access this site from outside Australia, you do so on your own responsibility and are responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws in the place where you are located.

State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training)

Last updated Friday, March 30,3901.





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