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All computers have a standard set of software with Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016 & Internet Explorer 11.
You will need your TAFEcard to access and pay for printing and photocopying in campus libraries.
Standard charges apply at all libraries:
Black and white (A4 - 15 cents or A3 - 27 cents) per single-sided page or
Colour (A4 - $1.00 or A3 - $2.00) per single-sided page.
In order to access the internet from campus computers, you must use your TAFE username and password. These are usually provided when you enrol. Customer Service Centre staff or Campus Library staff can assist you if you do not have this information.
Students must abide by the library computers and internet conditions of use.
Your TAFE user name and password provides access to:
|Find out more about the TAFE Student Portal here.|
|More information:||Guide to using the Student Portal|
|Use of TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet Services|
Do you want to BYOD? (Bring Your Own Device)
TAFE NSW students & staff must manually configure your device first (see brief guides below) and use your current TAFE username and password.
Note: Some social media chat apps are blocked from the TAFENSW Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi access setup guides and tutorials are available on the TAFE NSW Wireless Information Portal
Please read the Disclaimer message below.
Disclaimer: TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure that its network environment is safe and secure, but takes no responsibility for the configuration or security of privately owned devices. Staff and students of TAFE NSW who use privately owned devices to access the TAFE network do so at their own risk.
Please note: the TAFENSW wireless network is not available to the general public.
Microsoft Office 365 is now available free to current TAFE NSW students. It includes online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. Before signing up, please read the Microsoft Office 365 - Frequently Asked Questions
To sign up you will need to use your TAFE NSW email account. This is available in your TAFE Student Portal account. If you do not know how to access your Portal and email account, contact your local TAFE Illawarra campus office or library to obtain your Student Portal username. Log in to your Student Portal account and access your TAFE email account. Take note of the full address - it will be in the format: email@example.com
When you have your TAFE email address, please visit the Microsoft Office 365 for Students site .
Please note: Library staff are not able to help you with the download and installation of Microsoft Office 365. Although this is a free product, you may incur download costs.
Google Docs is is a free Web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser. You will have to use your Google account or create one.
Visit the Google Docs website for more information Always read the Terms and Conditions
LibreOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. It is fully compatible with MS Office so you can both open and save in the Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats. You download this free software to your computer or device.
Visit the LibreOffice website for more information. Always read the Terms and Conditions.
lynda.com is an extensive library of video tutorials that can help TAFE Illawarra students and staff learn software, creative and business skills.
Access: You will need your TAFE username and password to log in to lynda.com
For help with using lynda.com for your personal development or with integrating it into your units/courses (teachers), please refer to the lynda.com online training guide or contact your local Campus Library.