Manage internships and field placements

Sonia Live is a cloud-hosted version of the No. 1 student placement management software Sonia.

Sonia provides a rock solid foundation to support internships and field placements. We know that every area of your organization has its own terminology and placement rules - Sonia has the flexibility to handle them all.


Sonia is the most used commercial student internship and field placement software solution used by top ranking Australian universities within the Group of Eight coalition.

Sonia helps your team stay on top of placements and keep the stress level down. Your students will use Sonia to keep track of their placements, prerequisites and preferences - meaning fewer emails and phone calls.

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Ideal for smaller schools and colleges

Sonia Live provides an easy and affordable way that smaller organizations can gain access to the power of Sonia to assist them with their placement management.

Whether you are dealing with 50 or 500 students, you can ditch those old Excel spreadsheets and obtain a friendly productive environment for your placement team, the sites you deal with and your students.

Benefits of the cloud

As long as staff have internet access, they can use Sonia Live from anywhere. Collaboration is increased, and you have minimal start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.

You gain a competitive edge, with access to enterprise-class technology enabling you to act faster than big, established competitors.

Sonia Live is also environmentally friendly: businesses using cloud computing only use the server space they need, which decreases their carbon footprint.

Sonia Live runs on Microsoft Azure which delivers a 99.95% SLA. This is the same cloud that powers Skype, Office 365, Bing and Xbox.

Azure provides built-in software patching, network load balancing and high-availability features. Security exceeds that provided by most on-premise infrastructure.

Software supported by Planet Software

As Planet Software manage the cloud server, we ensure that you are always using the latest version of the Sonia product.

This gives you instant access to all the latest features and bug fixes.

Your licence includes telephone, email, website and remote access support for all staff who use Sonia.

Sonia Online portal

The Sonia Online portal enables you to provide an enhanced experience for students, and maintain professionalism with clients.

Students can preference, self-select, setup interviews, nominate sites, view placement details, etc.

Site contacts and supervisors can manage placements, allocations, interviews, and provide site specific information.

Sonia Online supports English, Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese!

Sonia International

The entry point portal into the world of Sonia! Provides high level information on the Sonia product range...


Find out why Sonia is the No.1 student placement management software in the world. Visit the main Sonia website to see how Sonia can help you!

Sonia Central

Sonia Central is a cloud-based application designed to assist organizations offering student placements liaise with multiple education providers.

Planet Software

Visit the Planet Software website - the company that created Sonia, Sonia Live and Sonia Central. We have a history of dealing with student placements that tracks back well over a decade, so you can rest assured you are dealing with the best.