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Positive changes to DES program to take effect as of July 1, 2018

Positive changes to DES program to take effect as of July 1, 2018 As of the 1st of July, changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program will take effect; this marks the beginning of a long-awaited reform, first proposed in the 2017 Federal Budget. It is anticipated that the Australian Government will invest over $3 … Continue reading “Positive changes to DES program to take effect as of July 1, 2018”

Roll out of online NAPLAN testing proving to be a success

In May this year, NAPLAN was transitioned from its current paper-based test to computer-based testing, with results so far suggesting it has been a positive move. Whilst there have been a few minor technical glitches associated with the first trials, such as power failure, browser issues and failed internet connections, students, by and large, appear … Continue reading “Roll out of online NAPLAN testing proving to be a success”

How To Create Better Working Conditions For Community Service Workers That Improves Outcomes for Vulnerable People

The Community Services Sector in Australia is a wide-spanning industry, which covers a range of welfare services, including disability care, residential aged care, home care, child care, and family support. This is achieved through face to face, or telephone interaction, either through advocacy, counselling, and community development, or through direct service delivery, undertaking tasks such … Continue reading “How To Create Better Working Conditions For Community Service Workers That Improves Outcomes for Vulnerable People”

Why Digital Technology is necessary for the Community Services and Disability sector to progress forward over the next 5 years

The non-for-profit industry, in particular the Community and Disability Services sector, is currently facing major challenges including: pressure to operate under tight conditions, increasing competition, changes in consumer choice, and an increased demand for services, especially with the rollout of the NDIS. This is further compounded by the fact that the policy environment is in … Continue reading “Why Digital Technology is necessary for the Community Services and Disability sector to progress forward over the next 5 years”

Assessment Master now hosted in AWS Frankfurt

Due to strong demand and our growth in Europe, SoNET has recently established our third global hosting site in Amazon Web Services in Frankfurt, Germany. This site is currently undergoing GDPR assessment and compliance tests. By delivering Assessment Master geographically close to our clients, we can provide even better performance and scalability of our SaaS … Continue reading “Assessment Master now hosted in AWS Frankfurt”

SoNET partners up with ProctorExam to improve test security

Academic misconduct, whether through plagiarism, deception or cheating, is a common occurrence in many educational settings, from primary school right through to University. With the advent of web-based learning, this problem has become even more prevalent, creating the need for online assessment software that provides a secure testing environment. Assessment MasterTM SaaS, a product of … Continue reading “SoNET partners up with ProctorExam to improve test security”

SACE Launch Familiarisation Video for Year 12 Online Testing

With online examinations seen to be a more authentic and relevant way for students to demonstrate their knowledge, The SACE Board of SA is preparing to launch its first online examination later this year, as part of its $10.6 million overhaul of Year 11 and 12 subjects. In November, English Literary Studies students will be … Continue reading “SACE Launch Familiarisation Video for Year 12 Online Testing”

South Australian Year 12 students will be the first in the nation to complete exams online

Year 12 English Literacy Students in South Australia will be amongst the first in the nation to conduct their end of year school exams online, using SoNET Systems Assessment MasterTM –  a large scale online platform that represents a new standard in 21st century electronic examinations. Assessment MasterTM has already successfully been used by national … Continue reading “South Australian Year 12 students will be the first in the nation to complete exams online”