An innovative app has been developed to enhance the experience of students studying at Hunter TAFE campuses.
Hunter TAFE’s 15 campuses are geographically dispersed over a wide area throughout the Newcastle, Hunter, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions and the app was developed with two key needs in mind.
One was to provide better communication and information to students. The second was to provide an easy and accurate tool for getting around each of Hunter TAFE’s campuses.
Newcastle creative agency Headjam created the app for Hunter TAFE and it can be used on Android and iPhone mobile platforms and tablets. It is downloadable after searching for “Hunter TAFE” in the Android Play Store or Apple App Store.
Hunter TAFE Institute Director, Christine Warrington, says the idea for developing the app came from the need to better communicate with students.
“The Hunter TAFE app is part of putting the customer at the centre of our business,” she says. “We know that online and digital communication is the preferred way to communicate and we wanted to ensure we could offer a communication channel students were comfortable and familiar with.”
“In today’s world students want instant information at their fingertips. An app was a fantastic solution. It includes answers to frequently asked questions, good news, event information, and a social feed, and provides us with the ability to instantly deliver information to students with campus alerts and important messages,” said Ms Warrington.
The app is integrated with Google Maps for all 15 campuses and has the ability to find key Hunter TAFE services including the location of buildings on campuses, libraries, public transport, cafes and amenities. It not only provides on-campus directions, it can also provide directions between campuses.