Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute select ReadyTech as new Student Management Technology Partner

ReadyTech CEO Marc Washbourne and Bendigo Kangan Institute CEO Sally Curtain.


Victorian TAFEs Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute, which are trading brands of Bendigo Kangan Institute, have named ReadyTech Student Management System, JR Plus, as the chosen technology platform to evolve student experience for a brand new decade.

The cornerstone of an organisation-wide student journey transformation project, JR Plus will be introduced across Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute as the core platform for managing the end-to- end student lifecycle.

Both TAFEs will leverage the advanced cloud and platform capabilities of JR Plus, ReadyTech’s proven experience in Vocational Education and Training (VET) as well as an agile software approach to build on their leading offering for Victorian students. ReadyTech currently supports over 1,400 VET providers with its market leading Student Management Systems including Builders Academy, DeakinCo. and the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

The JR Plus Student Management System is expected to streamline management of the student journey from enrolment to completion.

When fully implemented, JR Plus will manage an expected 40,000 enrolled students annually across multiple cohorts at Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute’s 10 campuses in Melbourne and Victoria and be used by more than 800 staff.

The decision to select ReadyTech followed a rigorous evaluation and procurement exercise across the Student Management System market.

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute CEO Sally Curtain said:

“This is a very exciting time for Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute. The implementation of JR Plus is an important part of our student journey transformation to improve and transform the student experience, staff practices and processes and improve governance and compliance across both TAFEs.

“After participating in a demonstration of JR Plus, I am confident this will ensure we achieve our key strategic objectives of being a more digital institution, with easier and more enjoyable touch points for students and staff.”

ReadyTech CEO, Marc Washbourne, said the partnership was an endorsement of ReadyTech’s advanced and adaptive technology and proven track record in the Australian higher education and VET sector.

“ReadyTech is the home of cloud-based Student Management System, JR Plus, that is purpose-built to support the complex and evolving needs of Australia’s enterprise-level tertiary education providers.

“We are confident that, in ReadyTech, Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute have chosen a technology partner that can support their ambitious vision both now and into the future,” Washbourne said.

The ASX-listed ReadyTech has provided Student Management System services to higher education and vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia for over 20 years and is compliant with AVETMISS reporting in every state.

“We are particularly pleased that Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute recognised the value in an agile technology platform and project approach that can respond with flexibility to the requirements of staff and students.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute to deliver a leading 21st century student experience and playing a role in changing the lives of Victoria’s VET students for the better.”


About ReadyTech and JobReady: ReadyTech (ASX:RDY) is a leading Australian provider of SaaS technology for educators and employers managing the complex human journey through study, work and career transitions. ReadyTech provides people management software to over 4,200 educators, employers and facilitators of work transitions. Bringing together the best in student management, apprenticeship management, payroll and HR admin, employment services and behavioural science technology, ReadyTech support’s the development and success of tomorrow’s workforce.

About Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute: Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute, which are trading brands of Bendigo Kangan Institute, are leading providers of vocational education, operating across multiple campuses in Victoria and committed to providing high-quality education and training that lead to real employment opportunities. With more than 40,000 student enrolments annually at 10 metropolitan and regional campuses; onshore and offshore sites, both TAFEs impact the next steps in the careers of individuals locally and internationally. Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute offer over 300 courses in areas including automotive and trades, business and IT, food and fibre, hair and beauty, health and community services, creative, culinary and hospitality, travel and tourism as well as Indigenous and foundation courses.