Aprina Inc

Connecting Education Technology



Towards SIF AU

The Towards SIF AU Program (2009-10) was a joint initiative of the Commonwealth, jurisdictions and non-government schools sector to bring the SIF interoperability standard to life in Australian education system. Aprina was contracted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Victoria to lead this project from Proof of Concept, conduct Pilot Projects and develop a Business Case that was endorsed by Australian Education Ministers.

Daniel, as senior principal consultant on this project, Matt Deeble as Team Manager, and Mim Ingvarson as Community Manager all worked closely with Project stakeholders to develop and advance this project and technical standard. This includes responsibility for technical, project, policy, personnel, SIF Association members, Australian software vendors and the internal project team. Through the implementation of this project Aprina has adopted a collaborative, results oriented project style that has reduced administrative overheads and improved rapid project delivery. The SIF program included the delivery of 13 pilot projects, a knowledge base with over 800 pages of information and the facilitation and support of a Project Management Board that includes the CIO from each of the Australian Education departments.