Annual Report 2017–18: Text description of the GovPass image

Full text description of the Govpass context: scope for the next 12 months image from the 2017–18 Annual Report.

Services that will trial GovPass

The services are:

Taxation

  1. using biometric identity to get a tax file number — targeting up to 100,000 users
  2. using non-biometric identity to access AUSkey
  3. using non-biometric identity to access the Australian Business Register

The AUSkey and Australian Business Register services will target up to 1,600,000 users between them.

Education

  1. using non-biometric identity to get a unique student identifier — targeting up to 100,000 users

Welfare

  1. using biometric identity to get a Centrelink online account for Youth Allowance
  2. using biometric identity to get a Centrelink online account for Newstart Allowance

The welfare services will target up to 100,000 users between them.

Health

  1. using biometric identity to access your My Health Record — targeting up to 100,000 users

Social services

  1. using non-biometric identity for grants management

This service will target up to 5000 organisations and 10,000 users.

The context of Govpass

A user starts to access a government service.

The user chooses an identity provider. The Australian Taxation Office manages myGovID which is the Australian Government’s identity provider.

The user is then directed to the Exchange - part of GovPass which connects the service to the identity provider. The Exchange is managed by Department of Human Services.

The user proves their identity. This includes 2 parts:

  1. the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) managed by the Australian Taxation Office is for individuals authorised on behalf of businesses. More work is being done on the future authorisation environment.
  2. the Face Verification Service and the Document Verification Service are managed by the Department of Home Affairs. They enable biometric and non-biometric identity proofing.

The user gives consent for the identity provider to share their details with the service that the user is accessing. This information goes via the exchange managed by the Department of Human Services.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with us at identity@dta.gov.au