New Technology Initiatives for 2019

The 2019 new Technology Initiatives round was finalised in October, with the approval and funding of twelve new projects. Chaired by the Chief Financial Officer, the Technology Governance Committee reviewed thirteen submissions of which twelve were approved.

Initiatives were considered against a number of factors, including their alignment to strategy, contribution to compliance and return on investment. The table below details the priority and funding along with a brief description of each initiative. The Technology Initiatives dashboard which is regularly updated provides an indication of the estimated start date for these new projects. Three of the new projects have already commenced.

TI TitleDraft 
Estimated Initial
Brief Description
HEIMS RedevelopmentCriticalTI$1,460,000Support changes to the HEIMS reporting regime being introduced by the Commonwealth
CSU Recruitment Website (Future Students Hub) RedevelopmentCriticalTI$445,000Complete redevelopment of the Future Students Hub
Study Group Data IntegrationCriticalTI / Study Group$30,000Integration between CSU and SG admin systems to increase operational efficiency and streamline student experience
UAC White Label Roll OutCriticalTI$540,000Extended roll out of the UAC White Label solution for admissions to the majority of direct application courses
UAC White Label ReportingCriticalTI$180,000Changes to applicant and admissions BI reporting to support the introduction of the UAC White Label service
Extended IT Support for StudentsHighSSAF$136,000Extending IT telephone support services to 24 hours, 7 days week, 365 days a year
Student Portal 2019HighSSAF$300,000Major overhaul and redesign of the current Student Portal
Online Shop Phase 2HighTI$250,000Extension of the Online Shop system to other sections of the university that sell services or goods
Subject Outline (SOT) – Part 2HighTI$150,000Enhancements to the new Subject Outline System including implementation of the pre-delivery moderation questions
Academic Workload Management Phase 2MediumTI$325,000Additional functionality implemented in AWM including support of academic staff equivalence reporting
Course Design, Accreditation and Publication InvestigationMediumTI$200,000Investigation into the systems, processes and governance supporting the design, accreditation and publication of courses
WN (Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty) GradeTBCTI$257,000Modification of systems and process to support the introduction of the new WN grade (subject to Academic Senate approval)

The 2020 new Technology Initiatives round will open 1st July 2019, with funding decisions confirmed in October.