Modernising the collection of international education data

On 17 December 2021, the Australian Government announced its plan to invest more than $17 million over two years (2022-2024) to modernise the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS) to streamline enrolments for international students and Australian education providers. This project is a key initiative under the Government’s Deregulation Agenda.

The modernisation capability will allow providers to integrate their Student Management System (SMS) with the PRISMS application to submit their data directly to PRISMS. The project will commence in July 2022.

The Department is committed to working closely with international education stakeholders to achieve a successful PRISMS API solution that supports the longer-term efficiency of the sector. As the first step, the Department is inviting participation from the international education providers and their service agencies to help shape the development and delivery of a successful PRISMS data integration solution. The Department has released a concept paper, the PRISMS modernisation project 2022 concept brief, to inform international education providers and their service agencies about this project and provide details on opportunities to engage in the project consultations and implementation.