Friday, April 30, 2010

PIER Agency Finder

On 9th April we introduced two new products we’ve been developing: PIER Agency finder and Counsellor Dashboard. Today we’d like to tell you about the PIER Agency Finder, and why it’s an important and useful tool for a range of oragnisations and education providers.

The ESOS Amendment Act (new subsection 21A) which comes into effect Thursday, 3rd June 2010 requires all Australian education providers listed on CRICOS to provide a searchable list of their recruiting agencies on their own website.

The online location of this information must be readily accessible to students and regulators and must include the agency name, name of principal agent, legal entity and street address.

PIER Agency Finder will help organisations easily meet this new requirement at no cost by providing simple tools to manage your agents and display them publicly on an interactive, up-to-date map.

For more information on obtaining the PIER Agency Finder for your organisation, please visit www.pierapps.com. To view the Agency Finder in action, visit the ACPET Agent Directory. ACPET has shown great initiative in contributing to the development of the Agency Finder.