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DESE Information Security Management Systems

DESE Information Security Compliance

DESE ISMS Certification

Department of Education, Skills and Employment Information Security Compliance

DESE ISMS Certification involves the Department of Education, Skills and Employment services (DESE) engaged with private sector providers to assist persons to look for work. Service providers are required to comply with information security requirements under the Right Fit for Risk (RFFR). Under the RFFR, providers with a caseload lager than 2000+ per annum are required to attain certification to the Department’s contractual requirements statement of applicability (SoA) in order to tender for deeds.

The right fit for risk (RFFR) is a component of the Department’s external system’s assurance framework (ESAF) by which the department gains assurance over providers’ ISMS and ensures confidential data stored outside the department’s ICT environment are managed responsibly.

The aim of the scheme is to ensure providers are able to meet the base line requirements of Iso 27001 as well as specific evolving legal requirements as part of this standard. The scheme also provides assurance that organisations are meeting their RFFR contractual obligations, and that government data and personal information is handled securely.


Compass Assurance Services is accredited by JAS-ANZ to certify to the DESE ISMS Scheme as well as ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems. Our accreditation number is M5310713AO.

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What are the Key Benefits of DESE ISMS Certification?

Demonstrate your compliance with Right Fit for Risk (RFFR) requirements

Demonstrates your commitment to securing sensitive data and personal information.

Demonstrates your commitment to securing sensitive data and personal information.

Provides a comprehensive system for information security management.

Do I need this certification?

Certification to the DESE information security scheme is required:

  • If you are a private sector provider assisting persons to look for work under the Department of Skills and Education, and
  • You have a case load larger than 2000+ per annum.
How can I get certified?

How can I get certified?

Getting certification is a lot easier than you might think, We take you through the everything required to get DESE ISMS compliance – from your initial enquiry to the final certification decision.

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Our experienced trainers are our auditors too and focus on the areas of the standard they see business’s have difficultly with.

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