News

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?
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.
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.
onCourse 5.0 release   16 Apr 2014
We are very excited to announce the release of the onCourse 5.0. This is the culmination of over a year of planning and development. Read all about the details of the release here:

http://www.ish.com.au/oncourse/download/release-notes/release-notes-50

The major changes include an improved Quick Enrol user interface, vouchers, products and over 1000 smaller fixes and improvements. Performance over slow internet connections has also been a major focus.
Heartbleed   10 Apr 2014
A major security flaw was discovered a few days in a key piece of security software called openssl used by more than 60% of websites in the world. This security flaw has caused sysadmins to scramble to apply fixes as quickly as possible.

All onCourse systems were patched for this flaw within 12 hours of the bug becoming public knowledge. We know that major banks in Australia as well as companies like Google and Facebook scrambled also to patch their systems.
Heartbleed   10 Apr 2014
A major security flaw was discovered a few days in a key piece of security software called openssl used by more than 60% of websites in the world. This security flaw has caused sysadmins to scramble to apply fixes as quickly as possible.

All onCourse systems were patched for this flaw within 12 hours of the bug becoming public knowledge. We know that major banks in Australia as well as companies like Google and Facebook scrambled also to patch their systems.
onCourse 4.1.3 released   17 Dec 2013
A minor release just before Christmas for everyone getting AVETMISS reporting done for the year. If you aren't an RTO needing to report AVTEMISS 6.1 there isn't much here for you to bother with.

http://www.ish.com.au/oncourse/download/release-notes/release-notes-413