The University of Canberra (UC) has a strong focus on the development of strategies to meet the demands of students and prospective employers for work-integrated learning during university studies. To manage and streamline the processes associated with the organisation of work-integrated learning the university licensed InPlace in September 2010.
Associate Professor Laurie Grealish led the Work Integrated Learning implementation project at the university that was responsible for selecting the product:
“We recognised there were risks associated with being an “early adopter”, however it was really clear to us that the software product was exceptional, and the commitment and resolve shown by QuantumIT to make it a successful product gave us confidence that the project would be successful for our University and that they would be around for the long haul.”
University of Canberra Head of Information and Technology Management David Formica, observed that QuantumIT did what they said they would – “QuantumIT quoted licence fees, support, deployment consulting (software installation, data migration, integration with other university systems, user and technical training, configuration, etc) and billed us to the dollar what they quoted. The business users are delighted with the software and the productivity benefits identified in the business case will be easily delivered.
Hearing system users and academics involved in the Workplace Learning Program describe the system as “fabulous” 2 months after I signed the contract does make me think we bought the right system.”
The Faculty of Health has established a central Placement Office which now manages the placements for nine disciplines (Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Medical Laboratory, Occupational Therapy, and Sports Studies) with just three staff. The University is in the process of rolling the system out to all of its seven Faculties.