Student Management Software for New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers

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Nipper ™ Student Management Software

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

This is where you will find all the latest Nipper related news and information updates, please check this page regularly for updates.

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15-03-2012 Version 4.1 Released Password required download page
  • Modification of the Electronic Receipting System (ERS)
  • Enhancements to attendance recording
  • An enhancement to the Travel Payments report
  • New columns have been added to the Students by Qualification report and new date range options have been made available for general reports
  • Updated User Manuals (Nipper & ERS)

09-12-2011 Version 4 New Report Password required download page
  • Added a new report "Travel Payments"
  • Miscellaneous Office 2010 compatibility updates

08-11-2011 Version 4 Service Release Password required download page
  • Added in the Literacy and Numeracy export the option to select a "group" namely "Organisation" where the relationship is between Person and Organisation
  • Added two additional columns "Finish" and "Status" to the report "Students by Programme"
  • Added new filer "Course Completed From" on dates filter TAB

27-07-2011 New Tip Sheets N/A web page

Two new tips sheets have been added to the library of existing Nipper tip sheets.

  • 38 – Attendance Module. This applies to all users of Nipper who have purchased the Attendance Module
  • 39 – Generic Qualification. Information on how to cater for students that need to be enrolled into unit standards where they are not studying towards a particular qualification

17-06-2011 Nipper Version 4 released Password required download page

RS20 due end of July

Each year the Ministry of Education requests private training providers to make the RS20 return. The data submitted in the RS20 return relates to the week that July 31st falls under (Monday July 31 – Sunday August 6 2006) and must be returned to the Ministry no later than Monday 21st August 2006. Historically the RS20 has been a paper based return. From 2006 the RS20 can only be returned electronically. The Excel template to be completed for the RS20, is available from the Ministry of Education via SIA access. Nipper is capable of compiling the required data for the RS20 in a pivot table and new Tip Sheets are available for download to assist you with complete the template.

Nipper Version 2 Electronic Receipting System (ERS) Compliant

Providers of TEC targeted training (Youth Training and Training Opportunities), are now able to electronically submit forms to the TEC via the ERS integrated into Version 2 of Nipper. The ERS is designed to offer providers the option of electronically submitting forms to the TEC for targeted funding trainees (TOPS and Youth Training). and provides a link between Nipper and the TEC. Data entered into the Nipper is directly sent to the TEC eliminating double-entry of data, minimising errors and saving time. Contact us for more information.

The National Student Index XML Interface now available in Nipper!

If your organisation receives Targeted Funding from TEC - TOPS, Youth Training or Skill Enhancement every student who enrolls with you must have an NSI number and an "Active" status, meaning that their identity has been verified.

A Ministry of Education web site is available for NSI users to log in manage NSI business, alternatively you can use an optional on-line (XML)interface which enables Nipper to `talk' directly with the NSI over the Internet.

The XML interface from the perspective of the user is `seamless', as Nipper talks with the NSI `behind the scenes'. Users perform NSI-based actions interactively, via Nipper - therefore eliminating the need to enter student details twice, once in Nipper and again on the NSI web site and thus saving time and effort. Contact us for more information.

  • A bulk upload designed for TEC's new Literacy and Numeracy tool. This allows you to submit the required information of your learners without double-handling the data entry
  • A suite of functionality around the recording of student attendance. It is now possible to record the absences of your students in increments as small as a tenth of a day, and produce reports to show which of your students are not meeting your attendance requirements
  • Now fully Office 2010 compatible

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