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Creating custom discounts for Smart and Skilled fees   04 Jan 2016

From onCourse 8.7, a new class discount override feature and negative discount feature makes managing the variable Smart and Skilled student fees much simpler.

Under Smart and Skilled, you may have five or more price points for an enrolling student. The fee they are charged depends on their meeting various eligibility criteria.

onCourse and ASQA: Issuing compliant VET certificates (Standard 3.1 to 3.4)   12 Oct 2015

The onCourse Student Management System includes many tools to assist your RTO to comply with the ASQA Standards for RTOs 2015. This series of blog posts focus on a particular standard and what options you have inside onCourse to set up your data in a compliant manner.

Smart and Skilled eReporting Technical Specifications and Business Validations   04 Aug 2015

Looking for the new Version 1.1. July 2015 version of the eReporting specifications for Smart & Skilled that NSW State Training Services conveniently hide behind the AusKey only access user portal, STS Online and don't publicly publish?

onCourse and ASQA: Protecting prepaid fees from learners (Standard 7.3)   31 Jul 2015
The onCourse Student Management System includes many tools to assist your RTO to comply with the ASQA Standards for RTOs 2015. This new series of blog posts will focus on a particular standard and what options you have inside onCourse to set up your data in a compliant manner.

Standard Seven requires your RTO to have effective governance and administration arrangements in place. Clause 7.3 in particular requires you to protect prepaid fees by learners, stating:
NSW Smart and Skilled and ACE CSO reporting   11 May 2015
New AVETMISS reporting requirements are being grappled with by many of our NSW customers right now, so I thought I'd put together a quick cheat sheet to answer some common questions.

Please note, you must be running at least onCourse 7.1 to have access to these reporting options.

Where do I record the Commitment ID for Smart & Skilled?
NSW Smart & Skilled and ACE CSO reporting   11 May 2015
New AVETMISS reporting requirements are being grappled with by many of our NSW customers right now, so I thought I'd put together a quick cheat sheet to answer some common questions.

Please note, you must be running at least onCourse 7.1 to have access to these reporting options.

Where do I record the Commitment ID for Smart & Skilled?
Understanding onCourse workflow - scripts and templates   21 Apr 2015
As part of onCourse 7.0 (released December 2014), a very powerful scripting and template engine for business workflow automation was made available to all onCourse customers.

Here at ish we have been having lots of interesting discussions with customers about processes they'd like to automate in onCourse, and in many instances, we are developing new scripts and templates that all users can implement.
USI FAQ Part 2: USI Emails and reminder processes   09 Feb 2015
This FAQ follows on from USI FAQ Part 1: The automatic verification process

The focus in this FAQ are the business processes onCourse RTO software can assist you with for finding, collecting and reminding students about their USI obligations.

More information is also available in the Unique Student Identifier (USI) chapter of the user documentation.
USI FAQ Part 1: The automatic USI verification process   09 Feb 2015
It's been six weeks since the mandatory USI (Unique Student Identifier) collection process began for most of our RTO customers and we have been getting lots of very useful feedback on how the processes and validation systems and software are working for RTOs of all shapes and sizes.
Preparing your RTO for the USI implementation in 2015   30 Oct 2014
Ensuring your RTO complies with the January 1 2015 Unique Student Identifier (USI) Initiative is on everyone's to do list this month.

Since August 2013, onCourse has been USI reporting ready with the AVETMISS 7 reporting field available in onCourse.

Now that the USI issuing and verification system is live, we can add the finishing touches to the integration between the onCourse SMS and the USI Registry System to make meeting the new requirements as painless as possible for you and your students.
Preparing your RTO for the USI implementation in 2015   30 Oct 2014
Update Feb 2015: If you'd like more up to date information about how the USI process works in the onCourse RTO Student Management Software, including detailed screenshots of the student portal, please read the Unique Student Identifiers (USI) chapter of our user handbook.

Posted October 2014

Ensuring your RTO complies with the January 1 2015 Unique Student Identifier (USI) Initiative is on everyone's to do list this month.
Course and class URL availability for enrolment confirmations   18 Sep 2014
All onCourse websites create unique URLs for each course and class you deliver. In onCourse 6.0 we made some changes to the when and how these URLs are available on your website.

Some background information

Your onCourse website URLs are automatically generated, based on the course and class codes you create and will look something like:

http://www.oncourse.net.au/course/act where the last string in the URL is your course code.
Course and class URL availability for enrolment confirmations   18 Sep 2014
All onCourse websites create unique URLs for each course and class you deliver. In onCourse 6.0 we made some changes to the when and how these URLs are available on your website.

Some background information

Your onCourse website URLs are automatically generated, based on the course and class codes you create and will look something like:

http://www.oncourse.net.au/course/act where the last string in the URL is your course code.
onCourse 6.0 release   08 Aug 2014
We are pleased to announce the release of onCourse 6.0 with a host of new features that bring additional benefits to our customers, in particular, those with an integrated onCourse website.

Full release notes are available at: www.ish.com.au/oncourse/download/release-notes/release-notes-60
ish at the Perth Training Providers Forum   28 Apr 2014
We are very excited to announce that we will be attending the Training Providers Forum conference in Perth on Monday 19 May and Tuesday 20 May. If you are in Western Australia, please drop by our stand and have a chat, look at a demo of our latest features in development, talk about your needs and meet our CEO and our onCourse product designer.

For our friends in Western Australia, onCourse 5.0 has implemented RAPT.