[LINK] Australian Student Transcript Service: Is it any use?

Karl Schaffarczyk karl.schaffarczyk at gmail.com
Thu May 25 07:17:23 AEST 2017

I think the point of the service is to fill two needs:
1) verification: the VET higher education space has so many players, it is
difficult to work out whether a certificate is valid - often providers wind
up too, so it then becomes difficult to contact the provider. The model
discussed here would seem to fill that need.

2) record keeping and duplicate certificate supply when providers go out of
business. This need is important, but if the database can't be relied on,
then this need is not filled.


> On 23/05/2017 12:39 PM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> > I suggest the Government needs to decide if the USI Transcript Service
> > can be relied on, or not. If the information in the database can't be
> > relied on, there seems to be little point in having the system.
> >
> Well said Tom.
> Just about anything on the Internet, and even in a computer can't be
> relied upon.
> The same argument goes for My Health Record and the government even says
> so, but very quietly and buried in the back pages of its website so as
> not to frighten the punters.
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Sydney Australia
> email: brd at iimetro.com.au <javascript:;>
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