Responding to the pandemic through technology

Helping frontline health professionals become COVID-19 ready



The University of Melbourne is a public research university and Australia’s 2nd oldest university.


The Mobile Learning Unit (MLU) was established by the University of Melbourne to connect Academics and Researchers with Healthcare Professionals through the delivery of Online Medical Courses.

The Challenge

Based on the core objectives of the MLU, there was a need to develop an online learning platform that provided healthcare professionals ongoing enablement through access to the latest research discoveries, innovative treatments, and updated learnings from academics.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, they were also mandated by DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) and the medical faculty to deliver pre-approved COVID-19 training courses to critical frontline health professionals via online learning to aid in our country’s response to the pandemic.

The Results




Enrolments across 40 courses have been delivered to healthcare professionals to date 

Decrease in the time taken to create course content

Decrease in the time taken to publish course content

Edwina Coller

Business Manager, MLU


Mav3rik has become a valuable partner in the success of our business goals.


We develop and deliver bespoke online courses for medical professionals.
Our pain point was the labour intensive creation of HTML content, Mav3rik worked with us to create a new online delivery system that not only allows the academics to write content online but also the student to access to this content in their own time and location. Pain point gone!

The Mav3rik team are a pleasure to work with and believe me I cannot say that about other developers we have worked with, they are an exception, they are consultative, professional, incredibly skilled and provide us with the knowledge we need to make better development decisions.

Image created by Kevin Kobsic. Photo by United Nations COVID-19 Response. 

The Mav3rik Mark

In close collaboration with the MLU team, Mav3rik built an end-to-end online learning platform consisting of two independent Heroku-hosted applications – a Learning and Assessment Portal for students and healthcare professionals and a Content Builder for educators – and integrated these with the current Student Management System (Salesforce) to facilitate Case Management and other backend processes.

Mav3rik developed an easy-to-use online learning platform that:

  • Delivers critical COVID-19 training courses for front-line health professionals such as: “Lung and Cardiac Ultrasound”, “Critical Care Essentials for Nurses”, “Communicating COVID-19”, “Resilience Tools for Clinicians During COVID-19”,“Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring" and “Clinical Ethics and COVID-19”

  • Provides a rich and efficient experience for content authors to author, review and publish online course content

  • Supports a variety of content types including HTML, images, videos, interactive JavaScript content and assessable questions

  • Offers a desktop and mobile-ready learning experience for students built on React JS, Node JS, GraphQL

  • Integrates seamlessly with Salesforce via Heroku Connect

  • Automatically scales on demand using Heroku’s autoscaling features

  • Utilises Heroku Private Space to ensure low latency, high performance and security

The Tech Stack


  • Service Cloud

  • Lightning Platform


  • Heroku Postgres

  • Heroku Redis

  • Heroku Connect

  • Heroku Private Space

  • Heroku Add-Ons


  • React JS

  • Node JS

  • GraphQL

  • Auth0

  • AWS S3

  • New Relic

  • Sumo Logic lots and lots of Mav3rik superpowers!

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