onCourse in Action

Sydney Community College is one of the most progressive short course providers in Australia, with a range of vocational and communinty courses. They have transitioned very effectively into an online learning environment as well.

The problem

In 1998 Sydney Community College launched one of the first online enrolment websites in Australia. It was a good first attempt, but didn’t scale with the huge demand.

The solution

onCourse was able to scale quickly to handle the number of visitors and ecommerce transactions required. This was especially a challenge in those early days with slower hardware where new terms were released all at once and traffic peaked over a short period.

onCourse was built from the beginning the scale across a cluster of servers and cluster of databases. This has allowed Sydney Community College to hit its 99.95% uptime and performance goals.