Information Technology Services successfully upgraded SI-net on April 9th 2018. The primary change to the SI-net system upgrade delivered a new user interface providing a simple and intuitive way to navigate for both staff and students.

What was the objective of the SI-net upgrade project? 

To upgrade SI-net to the latest version of the underlying application, Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 (CS9.2).

This will involve upgrading both the functional capabilities of SI-net, and patching the technology layers upon which SI-net runs.

Why did we upgrade?

The upgrade was necessary as vendor support for the existing version of SI-net (CS9.0) will expire in 2019, and because the current version will no longer receive new features or functions from the vendor.

A secondary objective was to improve the capacity of SI-net to respond to evolving business requirements and regulatory obligations by reducing the scale and complexity of customisations within SI-net. 

What are the benefits?

  • Reducing risk of vulnerabilities being exploited by running the latest version
  • Introduce a new easy to use, intuitive user interface for staff and students - a first step in making SI-net mobile friendly
  • Streamlining and simplifying student self service functions to reduce cutter and redundance
  • Aligning the branding and look and feel of SI-net with my.UQ
  • Reduce long term maintenance overheads
  • Retire redundant data and interfaces
  • Make available additional delivered features which may be implemented in the future
  • Implementing the new, streamlined security model for staff, for simpler maintenance
  • Simplify SI-net security access.

Steering committee

Project Manager: Nic Walmsley

Name Position
Mark Erickson
Director ASD & Academic Registrar
Jodi Phillips
Deputy Director, IT Applications Delivery and Support
Alison Jenkins Director, UQ International
Belinda Bern
Director, UQ Graduate School
Helen Morahan
Director, Student Administration
Deanne Strachan Manager, Student Experience (SS), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Julie Waldron
Senior Manager, Student and Academic Administration, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences