Under contract to AHA, Intelsoft has developed and is supporting a system that is managing the administration of the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). The PSD is a program of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
The PSD provides a range of supports and initiatives to assist government schools to support students with disabilities. The objective is to help maximise students’ potential growth in education and learning, and ensure that students with disabilities are valued and participate in all aspects of school life. The PSD is one of a suite of programs and interventions designed to meet the diverse educational needs of students with disabilities in Victorian government schools.
The PSD administration system is a purpose built web based system, designed to implement a complex workflow that parallels the application assessment process of the PSD.
The PSD system specifies a set of assessment activities that are undertaken for each application. Based on the information entered within each activity, the workflow management sub-system then directs the user to the next activity.
For each application, the system indicates:
- the current status of each application
- the activity history of the application (activities undertaken, including user and date/time and activity outcome)
For all applications, the system reports on the number of applications at each stage of the assessment process.
The system includes a permissions model, which allows the specification of which user types can view or edit each of the activity types. This allows the separation (for example) of administration and assessmenta activities.
In addition, the system manages the large volume of documentation that is associated with each application.
Further details about the PSD are available from the DEECD website