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ish has broad experience with network and application level security, and failure resistant network infrastructure. We use security products from pfSense, Astaro and Cisco as well as open source tools at the network perimeter or within your server clusters. more…


Most of the servers we deploy run the FreeBSD flavour of Unix (and several Linux servers). We have a deep knowledge of the ZFS failure tolerant filesystem and maintaining servers with uptime stretching into the years. Naturally we have skills in common application platforms running under FreeBSD: tomcat, apache, PHP, mysql, drupal, Ruby rails, jobsworth and much more. more…


Our technical team are able to manage your network, servers and critical infrastructure and applications. We have customers with large retail store networks, large numbers of remote users and we are able to translate our technical skills into concrete solutions for your business. more…

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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?

The internet lead you here. Welcome to our onCourse users forum, a safe place for all RTOs and RTO Software Developers thrilled with the way our supposedly national AVETMISS standard is perverted for various state reporting requirements. Feel free to add your thanks or vent below.

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:
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?
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