Useful systems for the funded sector, including IRIS, the Kindergarten IT program, CRIS and CRISSP
Integrated Reports & Information System (IRIS)
IRIS is the data collection system used by Child FIRST and Family Services to record client and service data.
Data submission timelines
The IRIS data export is due on the following dates:
Monthly: if you receive funding from DHHS, your IRIS data export must be completed and submitted by the 10th of each month.
Quarterly: if you receive funding from the Department of Education and Training or Department of Justice, you have 15 days after the quarter ends to send your IRIS quarterly data export. The deadlines each year are always the same:
- 15th January (for the Oct, Nov, Dec quarter)
- 15th April (for the Jan, Feb, March quarter)
- 15th July (for the April, May, June quarter)
- 15th October (for the July, Aug, Sept quarter)
Reporting frequency for different case types
|Case type||Funded by||Reporting frequency|
|Family Services & Child FIRST||DHHS||Monthly|
|Family Violence Services||DHHS||Monthly|
|Sexual Assault Support Services||DHHS||Monthly|
|Cradle to Kinder||DHHS||Monthly|
|Early Parenting Centre||DHHS||Monthly|
|Early Childhood Intervention Service||DET||Quarterly|
|Flexible Support Package||DET||Quarterly|
|MCH Enhanced Home Visiting||DET||Quarterly|
|Pre School Field Officer||DET||Quarterly|
|Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages||DET||Quarterly|
|Indigenous In Home Support||DET||Quarterly|
|Financial Counselling Program||DJR||Quarterly|
Installations and updates
Current version: IRIS 1.13.0 18148 (28 May 2018)
To check which version you have installed, start IRIS and go to Help > About IRIS. If you do not have the latest version you can find download files and all instructions on the IRIS software site
IRIS guides and resources
- Newsletter 56 - May 2018: Contains information about the IRIS 1.13.0 software release(Latest Update), IRIS Training information and program information
- IRIS changes - Information about Child FIRST/IFS, Stronger Families & Cradle to Kinder IRIS changes
- Newsletter 55 - October 2017
- Newsletter 54 - September 2017
- Newsletter 53 - May 2017
- Newsletter 52 - December 2016
Kindergarten IT program
The Victorian Government funds the State Library of Victoria to provide IT support to kindergarten cluster managers and community based kindergarten services that operate funded kindergarten programs. The Kindergarten IT Program provides IT tips, advice, hardware support and training.
Client Relationship Information System for Service Providers (CRISSP)
CRISSP is a flexible client information and case management system, developed by the department for the community services sector. CRISSP provides an extensive range of functions for recording client information, assisting case management and enabling electronic reporting of data required by the department.
Key features of CRISSP:
- easy to use
- easy to access
- workflow management
- share information on common clients
- confidential and secure
Links to the login pages for CRISSP and the Client Relationship Information System (CRIS):
New to CRISSP?
You need to register for an e-Business login to access CRISSP or CRIS.
Need to update a CRISSP or CRIS user?
The Organisation Authority (OA) is the person within an organisation who will be responsible for validating users that require access to CRISSP and CRIS. It is a very important role as it determines who in the organisation should have authorised access.
Organisations must nominate one primary and one or more secondary contacts within their organisation to be appointed as the OA.
Further information regarding the OA role is available by emailing Crissp.Questions@dhs.vic.gov.au.
CRISSP privacy success depends on information being handled responsibly and in accordance with privacy requirements.
Organisations are expected to abide by all relevant privacy legislation. The Department of Human Services endorses fair information handling practices and uses of information in compliance with its obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). Any information provided, including identification of individuals, will be used only for the purpose/s intended and where the intention includes confidentiality, information will be treated as such unless otherwise required by law.
CRISSP training is available to help you confidently navigate the system or to enhance your knowledge with helpful tips and tricks.
Forgotten your login details? Email email@example.com or call 1300 799 470 for assistance.
For support using CRISSP, contact the IT Service Centre on 1300 799 470 or email IT.ServiceCentre@dhhs.vic.gov. The IT Service Centre logs the request and forwards it the CRISSP/Client Relationship Information System helpdesk for follow up.
The following information should be provided to ensure that the problem experienced in CRISSP is understood:
your program area and the system you are using (for example, Disability Services - CRISSP)
date and time that the problem occurred
Client ID and Case ID (particularly where there are multiple cases)
scope of the issue (did it occur with the one client/case, many client/cases or all client/cases?)
a description of what the system is doing
steps you took immediately before you encountered the problem
screen shots of any error messages.
Service specific information
Information for community services organisations that are funded to provide services in: