About Callista


Callista's mission is to enhance the performance of our community of tertiary institutions through development and support of innovative and integrated life-cycle solutions.

We do this through our shared services model, which provides quality, transparency, control and collective economics to like-minded institutions. Callista's aim is to be recognised for providing the best tertiary student management systems in Australia and New Zealand.

With a focus on collaboration, innovation and delivery, Callista specialises in the provision of institution management services to the Australian tertiary sector. Through our collaborative contractual arrangement with our participating institutions, the Callista Service Agreement (CSA), we sustain and promote the value of a collaborative relationship while creating innovative solutions for our clients.

We are a specialist software developer, owned and working from within the Australian tertiary education sector to deliver and support better student management systems. Our unique Service Model provides our user community with the opportunity to be deeply involved in our collaborative development process - prioritising new system functionality and testing it in real world scenarios.

Callista has a long history of providing services to the Australian tertiary sector. As a result many of our people have had long careers in tertiary education, in both student administration and application development, providing a rich core of expertise and domain knowledge.


Our Company

After years of inspiration, collaboration and development, Callista SMS has become the leading, specialised, integrated, student administration solution, used by hundreds of thousands of students and administrators nationally.


Our Model

Callista offers institutions unique benefits derived through participation in sourcing student system capability, vastly different to the traditional model.


Our Capability

Callista specialises in the provision of institution management services to the Australian tertiary sector.


Our Clients

Callista Student Management System (SMS) is now the core operating system for over a quarter of Australia's higher education institutions and is in daily use by several hundred thousand students and the many thousands of academic and administrative staff who support them.


Our History

The 1990s saw a significant and rapid shift in the Australian tertiary landscape and the formation of Callista.


Employer of Choice

Callista is an Employer of Choice, committed to exceptional standards of Corporate and Social Responsibility.