The Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Health Sciences, runs Australia’s largest Nursing and Midwifery School, as well as Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Paramedicine, and Occupational Therapy, with campuses in three states and one territory.
Clinical Placement experience is central to the education model and a key focus of the Faculty both in terms of quality of learning and management of costs. After an extensive review of available software solutions, the ACU Faculty of Health Sciences selected InPlace and has worked with the team from QuantumIT to implement the product throughout its Melbourne, Ballarat, Sydney, Canberra, and Brisbane campuses.
Joanne Cameron, Faculty of Health Sciences, National Clinical Coordinator noted.
“InPlace has a huge amount of functionality that is helping us automate so much of our administrative work. It was really important to us that we implemented a system that would help us manage the workload of thousands of placements across the disciplines and campuses in the Health Faculty. Our staff work under intense pressure to organise and track placements for so many students, having a system there that manages all of the communications and reporting whilst reducing the workload for our placement teams will transform our business. At any time and in one place, I can see immediately how many placements we need, what we are doing to source those required and the status of the students who need to be assigned to places. The automated allocation tool alone will save us hundreds of hours every year whilst helping get an optimum match between students and placements.”
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