Queensland-based software vendor TechnologyOne has continued to plough the Australian education sector, securing a multi-million dollar deal to replace the software systems that manage student enrolments and courses for more than 300,000 students and staff at TAFEs throughout Victoria.
While Adrian Di Marco, executive chairman at TechnologyOne, said it was still to be determined exactly how much the contract would end up being worth, he said it formed part of an overall investment by the government worth $67 million.
The company has enjoyed a series of wins in the education sector. In June 2009, it announced that it had won a total of $8m across five contracts within the education sector. It already counts Curtin University of Technology, Flinders University, Bond University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University and the University of Technology Sydney as users of its next generation Connected Intelligence Student Management software.
"The new system delivers a wide range of features, including critical day-to-day operations, enrolments, assessments, completions, funding and reporting, as well as managing staff, students, courses and financial information", said Di Marco.
Work has already commenced on the implementation, which will be done in three phases over the next three years in order to minimise the disruption often caused by the introduction of large new software systems.
It will replace obsolete student management systems in 13 of the 18 TAFE institutions in Victoria and is expected to go live towards the end of 2012 or early 2013.