Take2 Certified for 2013

Take2 has once again been successfully completed the Ministry of Education's Student Management Certification Programme for 2013.

Are you using 2013 Level 1 & 2 SAC and Youth Guarantee funding in 2013?
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From 2013 you will need to complete a Single Data Return (SDR) three times each year if you receive Level 1 & 2 Student Achievement Component funding and/or if you receive Youth Guarantee funding click here for more information.

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Nipper ™ Student Management Software

NIPPER

A student management system designed for the smaller New Zealand tertiary educator

 

Nipper has been designed from the outset to be as simple and straightforward to install and use as possible, and uses standard Microsoft Office ™ products to ensure it will work on the maximum number of PCs with the minimum of fuss.

 

Meta Office has been producing student management systems since 1998 and during this time we noticed the creep of governmental compliance requirements meant that smaller educational organisations were increasingly required to report electronically and were forced into purchasing expensive student management systems that were more complex than necessary. In response to this need, we created the Nipper Student Management System.

 

From the outset we wanted to create a system that would allow training providers to meet the new requirements with the minimum of fuss and expense, and we think we succeeded!

Key Features

Compatability - Nipper will run on a wide variety of PCs. It also generates information that is compatible with Word™ and Excel™.
Regular Updates - Nipper is regularly updated, to keep up to date with changes that are introduced by the NZQA and TEC. Internet links to NZQA and forms for TEC are also available.
Helpdesk Support - Meta Office can provide various support options. Tip sheets and Newsletters are available, to help you get the best from Nipper.

Take2 ™ Student Management Software

TAKE2

Fully certified by the Ministry of Education and NZQA

 

Take2 was the first software certified by the Ministry of Education for Single Data Returns. Certified by NZQA for FDC Returns

 

First released in 1999 Take2 is available in two editions. The Access edition is suitable for organisations with up to several thousand enrolments each year whilst the SQL Server edition can handle tens of thousands of students. The product has been purchased by over 200 training providers located throughout New Zealand.

 

Take2 is a Suite of Student Management Software for New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers who need a low cost, effective database that will allow them to meet the compliance requirements of government agencies.

 

Take2 is designed for private training providers and tertiary education institutions and is in use by organisations with tens of thousands of students, through to organisations with fewer than a hundred students.

Key Features

Compatability - Take2 will run on a wide variety of PCs. It also generates information that is compatible with Word™ and Excel™. Versions available to connect from either a Microsoft Access™ or SQL databases.
Regular Updates - Take2 is regularly updated, to keep up to date with changes that are introduced by NZQA, TEC & MOE. The new TEC Electronic Receipting System (ERS) interface has recently been implemented.
Helpdesk Support - Meta Office can provide various support options, including a dedicated helpdesk line, for when you're in a fix. Newsletters are available, to help you get the best from Take2.

Hermes ™ Meta Office Limited

Making Sense of the SDR ~ Monitoring Your Performance

 

TEC makes funding decisions based on Education Performance Indicator (EPI) statistics. Your student management system may not be capable of reporting such statistics and, even if it is, may produce different results from the figures TEC comes up with. Hermes uses the same SDR files as TEC to compile EPI statistics quickly and accurately.

 

Hermes is a small standalone application that is easily installed on your computer. You feed Hermes the SDR files produced by your student management system and Hermes will look for problems caused by incorrectly formatted records or missing records.

 

Calculate your overall EPI performance score and see where it stands against TEC's performance thresholds + more… all from a small Meta Office standalone application which is totally SMS independent.


Mercury ™ Meta Office Limited

MERCURY

Mercury, a generic interface between student management systems

 

Mercury will attach to your student management system and act as an agent, picking up data from your database, validating it, and bundling it up in the correct format for onwards delivery to the agencies.

 

This is a new piece of software that we are developing which will provide a generic interface between student management systems (including Take2, of course!) and agencies such as TEC, the Ministry of Education and NZQA. Mercury will also supply you with up-to-date reference data from the various agencies; things like your Unit Standard accreditations, country codes, secondary schools, etc. Potentially, and with NZQA's co-operation, Mercury could import student records of learning.

 

More detail will be made available later this year with interim updates published in the news letter.