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Transforming the Collection of Student Information (TCSI) Newsletter February 2019


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Welcome to 2019

Welcome back to Transforming Collection of Student Information for 2019.

2018 was a huge year for the project and saw the finalisation our external pre‑production environment and the release our first set of API’s for testing. This will underpin our work in the year ahead.

2019 will be even more 'exciting' as we work to complete the development of all APIs and the portal and release the new systems for the 2020 academic year.

We have an extensive range of stakeholder engagement activities planned to help you implement and transition to the new system. One of the key changes you will see soon is the roll out of our Service Hub. This team will provide the front door for any questions, support requests, or information you may need regarding TCSI. Naturally we will continue to participate in industry workshops, conduct regular webinars for you and your software development teams, and provide ongoing updates on project progress.

Finally, a big thank you to all of those organisations that have already participated in API testing, as well as working with us to to finalise element specifications and review validations and other supporting documentation. Your feedback has been extremely valuable and has provided an insight into what is working well for you, and where we can improve as we continue through the development phases.

We look forward to working with you to build a better system for students, Higher Education and VET Student Loans providers (and their software vendors), and the Australian Government.

Best regards for 2019 from the combined DET and DHS team!

2020 Ministerial & Secretary's Notices

Service Hub

We are seeking your feedback on the 2020 Reporting Requirements for Higher Education and VSL providers. We are in the process of establishing a dedicated Service Hub to work with you through the development and implementation of TCSI.
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TCSI Test environment

The TCSI Portal

The TCSI testing environment was open to developers for the first API test cycle from 10 December 2018. Please join us for our webinar on Thursday 7 February which will provide a high level demonstration of the TCSI portal.
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PRODA registration

Transition to TCSI

Contact us

We heard your developers! Reflecting back on the December testing period, we learnt a number of lessons about how we can continue to improve the test experience. You have highlighted the importance of receiving detailed information on the process to transition from the current reporting systems to the TCSI solution. Detailed information on the TCSI project is available on the TCSI Resources page on HEIMSHELP. If you have any additional queries relating to TCSI,
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