Best use of course information to encourage further study

Supported By: 
Federation University Australia
Eligibility Criteria: 
Use Course Information (

Prize value: $2000
This is an open challenge utilising TAFE/University course information to encourage engagement and develop interest of users in further study
It has been identified that for Australia to compete globally we need to be a smart nation. Through city, regional and online education providers, opportunities for further study are now readily available to most people. Ensuring that people can find courses that are relevant for their interests and that will lead to a long term career is critical. This challenge is to create an engaging way for users browse and search for further study courses.
Suggestions: There are multiple possible outcomes for this challenge. Some of those we suggest as a starting point are: 1. An application that allows users to browse and search through available courses 2. Use of gamification to generate engagement 3. Utilisation of additional open datasets to reference; a. skills gaps in locations and available courses within those locations b. job information such as salary expectations and employability within the industry

nextStep FedUni

Team Name: 
Barely Registered

This app makes use of gamification to get prospective students interested in higher education. The app constructs a persona based on players' responses to a quiz. The responses from the quiz assigns characteristics, from which persona attributes are then derived. Players are then able to use their persona's to battle other professions. 

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!


Chinese Population Dot Map of Australia

Team Name: 
Monash City Science

China is Australia's largest two-way trading partner in goods and services valued at more than $160 billion per year. Australian government has pursued a number of foreign investment and business initiatives with China over the past few years to enhance the growing trade and investment relationship. Besides the economic relationship, the two countries are actively engaged culturally. Persons born in China are the third largest group of overseas born residents in Australia as of June 2013.

Migration Cartography

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Mapping foreign-born residents of australia to their country of origin based on the four census year of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

Made use of open source javascript library D3 and DataMaps. The sourcecodes of this project are also open sourced to be used for future projects.

VET Provider Map

Team Name: 


We are a team consisting of 2 developers, 1 public servant and 1 concerned member of the public.

Our team has developed a web app employing the Victorian Government’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) dataset and other complementary datasets. It intends to provide a one-stop-shop for finding information about local VET providers.


Hackleberry FINN
Team Name: 
Hackleberry Finn

MyWorld.  Scaled interactive and accessible 3D visualisation of your city.  Explore in virtual reality the people, services, environment and get to know your city displayed as a scaled virtual village

MyWorld combines multiple real-world datasets and applies complexed statistical data reduction to build a 3D miniature village.  Every element is interactive and allows access to a rich world of education and government resources. 

Mapping Pedestrian Activities & Safety in Melbourne

Melbourne pedestrian activity and safety
Team Name: 
Monash City Science

Melbourne is a sleepless city with more than 800,000 people moving around the city everyday. This number is estimated to increase to a million people by 2030. Walking accounts for 66% of the trips made in the city. Walking trips are also a major contributor to the economy, being the dominant mode for shopping and tourism. City of Melbourne has recently released a draft walking plan proposing ways to improve walking condition in the city as population grows. 

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