Data Security

Safeguard your data

Education providers throughout Australia recognise the premium security features in onCourse. onCourse is a highly customisable student management system, ecommerce platform and marketing software, and is the most comprehensive student management software available today. onCourse powers short course providers, large enterprise, government and universities, with a pricing plan to suit everyone. We take security and privacy seriously, adhering to enterprise-level security standards that keep your customer data protected. All web application communications support SSL/TLS, cannot be viewed by a third party, and are PCI-DSS compliant. We enforce the same level of encryption used by banks and financial institutions.


Secure at all sizes

Every organisations’s needs are different. It starts with a scalable cloud computing platform, but it doesn’t stop there. We provide freedom from the burden of capital expenditure, operational expenditure and IT staff provision so you can focus your time on growing your business while we worry about the infrastructure that powers your software. Designed with redundancy, fault tolerance and disaster recovery at the forefront, our services are distributed across multiple data centres. No matter the size of your organisation, our infrastructure grows with you.

Security Team

Security managed, so you don't have to

We’re on a constant lookout for security defects, and we work hard to keep our customers secure from those threats. We constantly monitor security notifications from all third-party software libraries and immediately apply any relevant security patches as soon as they are released. Our code and infrastructure follow a secure development lifecycle process.

SSL/TLS Certificate

Robust web application security built in

The SSL/TLS Certificate is your assurance to customers that their data will stay safe and secure. Get a free SSL/TLS certificate included with your onCourse instance so you can rest assured your web application communications are secure and your customer data protected.

Two-factor Authentication

Extra-layer login security

It’s time to really lock down your account. Protect yourself with an extra layer of security that doesn’t rely on just usernames and passwords alone. With onCourse’s two-factor authentication (2FA), identifying yourself to an independent device, such as a mobile phone, means that logging in to your account requires both your physical security (the device) and your digital security (your username and password). 2FA is the best way to protect against unauthorised account access.


Access Control

Control access to your data

Protecting the privacy of your business data with onCourse means never having to wonder who can see what and where. Easily set permissions by assigning different roles, such as Manager or Employee, and control which parts of your information those people can view. With full audit history, you’ll know changes made to any part of the system. You’ll no longer have to worry about who has the right information or the ability to make changes.

User Access Logging

Track user activity

Every time a user logs in to onCourse, their actions and data is stored inside our system. With unlimited login history and retention, you can use this information for analytics, security purposes, or any other need that may arise.

Password Complexity

Implement password complexity

Eliminate the worry of easily guessed passwords with password complexity rules built right in to onCourse software. Enforce the use of better passwords, require password changes frequently or control how often 2FA requires reauthentication. With these previously unattainable capabilities, you’re better protected against hackers and malicious behavior.

Password Encryption

Secure password management

Keeping passwords safe is one of the most important factors in online security. onCourse uses the best-practice Bcrypt hash algorithm to securely encrypt passwords has proven reliable and secure time and time again. Bcrypt has passed the toughest scrutiny from the information security and cryptography community.


Authenticate users with your own systems

onCourse software has built-in LDAP and Active Directory support, so with one click your users can securely log in to the software without having to remember even more passwords.

PCI-DSS Compliance

Compliance with PCI Security Council Standards

PCI-DSS is the authoritative source for payment card industry-accepted security standards. PCI-DSS protects cardholder data in every transaction at all points of authorisation, processing and transmission. Our payment systems follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for secure environments to accept, process, store or transmit credit card information.


Robust infrastructure, so you're always online

Your business is running 24/7. Wouldn’t it be nice if your website did too? onCourse provides clustered, high-availability websites, search, ecommerce and portals to give your students what they need, when they need it. Our uptime accuracy is impeccable — we pride ourselves on aiming for a 99.99% uptime because we know failure isn’t an option for a business like yours!