While the department provides free access to multiple teaching, learning and productivity tools, like Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, many schools use other commercial products on a daily basis. To assist schools with procuring many of these desired products, the department launched the online learning tools marketplace.
All the tools available through the online learning tools marketplace have undergone an assessment to ensure they meet requirements for syllabus, pedagogy, data and cyber security. Suppliers have entered into agreements with the department to meet and maintain standards including data privacy and cyber security provisions, to ensure the products used by schools are safe and fit for purpose. The department has established equitable transparent pricing and has endeavoured to negotiate ‘best price’ for all products available in the online learning tools marketplace. The Product catalogue is still being finalised, but many titles are available for purchase right now.