One of the most common causes of remedial action in remote assessments is the failure to redact personal information from evidence submitted.

What is redaction?

Redaction is intended to allow the selective disclosure of information within a document while hiding other parts of the document.

Redacting key elements of a document is an important step in protecting personal data such as names, date of birth, Medicare numbers etc.

Why do we need to redact evidence before submitting it?

In order to protect the personal data of your staff, patients and customers, you must de-identify personal information on the evidence you are submitting as part of your assessment.

Any evidence submitted containing identifiable personal details will be automatically deleted from the system and cannot be considered in the assessment process.

Examples of evidence

You must block out identifiable information prior to submitting your evidence.

If the information is unique to an individual or can allow one to find/trace/contact/identify an individual, it is not acceptable.




There is a wide range of resources available online demonstrating the various ways to effectively redact information.

The following information can be used to assist you, however, please note all link to external websites of which QCPP has no affiliation.