​OpenLearning secures tender contract with federal government

As part of winning a tender, OpenLearning will deliver the federal government a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, which will be used to replace in-person training for large scale, ongoing projects.

OpenLearning will be responsible for delivering Australia's first federal government massive open online course (MOOC) platform.

As part of winning a tender, OpenLearning will be commissioned by the Office of Best Practice Regulation in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to deliver a regulatory impact analysis (RIA) MOOC that will be used to train thousands of public servants and members of the public over the next four years. The platform will replace in-person training for large scale, ongoing projects such as RIA training, which involves 12 learning modules including problem solving, cost benefit analysis, and public consultation.

OpenLearning CEO and co-founder Adam Brimo said having the chance to be able to launch the first Australian government MOOC is proof of the organisation's position in collaborative learning.

"The ability for OpenLearning's platform to manage multiple languages is an essential attribute. We are delighted to be able to deliver this requirement to the Government and to be awarded this opportunity," he said.

The win follows OpenLearning opening its new global headquarters in Sydney, which will serve as the company's global engineering hub and base for its senior leadership team.

In February, OpenLearning secured AU$1.7 million in funding, which it said it was going to use to ramp up its engineering team and its expansion into the Asian market. OpenLearning is one of the nine technology startups included in the "first class" of Telstra's muru-D accelerator last year.

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