Australian software maker TechnologyOne has been selected to replace student management systems for Victorian TAFEs as part of a $67 million systems overhaul package announced by the Victorian Government today.
The system will be accessed by 300,000 students and staff and is expected to be rolled out in 2012.
"Students will be able to track their progress and results with a click of a mouse," Victorian Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation Bronwyn Pike said today in a statement. "This new system will allow Victoria's TAFEs to meet the needs of 21st century students."
Pike announced a $67 million package to complete the systems overhaul, which will be offered to 13 TAFE institutes out of 18 across the state. TechnologyOne will not receive the full amount, with some funds to be used internally to develop the new system.
The work is believed to have been contended for by Oracle's PeopleSoft, US vendor, Banner, and local education software maker, Callista.
TechnologyOne had been selected earlier this year, and had recently finalised contracts with the TAFEs and the Victorian Government.
The system will support enrolments, assessments, completions, funding and reporting, staffing requirements, courses and financial data.
"We have people now working on site," Di Marco told ZDNet.com.au. "We're looking at a three- to four-year program, depending on resource levels."