These are usually provided when you enrol in a course. If you do not have your username and password, please ask staff at your Campus Library or Customer Service Centre.
Your TAFE user name and password provides access to:
The TAFENSW Wi-Fi network for personal laptops and other devices
Your TAFE student record
Your TAFE email account
Library eResources - eBooks, eVideos and lots more
Moodle - online learning site
Students must abide by the TAFE NSW Online Communication Services policies
What is the TAFE Student Portal?
Use the Portal to: check your enrolment details, change your password, access your TAFE email account, view your results, access ClickView eVideos, learn with LinkedIn Learning video tutorials and more! Log on to the Student Portal now
or watch the guided tour:
Find out more about the Student Portal
Explore this guide to using your TAFE email
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 apps are blocked from the TAFENSW Wi-Fi network.
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.
Office 365 Education is now available free to current TAFE NSW students. It includes online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, OneDrive and Teams. Available for your desktop or mobile devices including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.
Important: please read: Welcome to your TAFE NSW Office 365 account
To sign up you will need to use your TAFE NSW email account:
You can check what your email is by logging into your Student Portal.
When you have your TAFE email address, please go to:
Free access to Office 365 is available to you for the duration of your course.
read&write is a software program that provides reading, comprehension, writing and study skills support across multiple operating systems, web browsers, and document formats (including Microsoft Office 365, Google files, PDFs). read&write is installed on all TAFE NSW computers and is available for download on personal computers for use at home.
If you wish to install the software on your own device, use the appropriate instructions:
The following online tutorials are available for students:
Do you need HELP with your assessments?
Make an appointment with Library staff today! We can help you:
Find the information you need
Create a bibliography or reference list
Organise & present your information
Learn how to access your Student Portal, TAFE email, Moodle course, TAFE WIFI and LinkedIn Learning
Learner Support teachers are available at Study Centres at the following times:
Find out about other TAFE Study Support Services
Learn how to locate and evaluate information for your assignments
Library tours and classes are available as part of an Information Skills program at your campus library to teach you how to locate and evaluate information for your assignments. Your teachers and librarians work together to prepare relevant sessions targeted to your needs.
These sessions usually take place in class groups, but you can also book an individual session. If you are interested in a session, please contact your library.
Sessions are offered subject to the availability of resources, facilities and staff time.
This tour introduces you to the range of library services and facilities, including a brief introduction to the Library Catalogue. If you're a new student, it is a great idea to take part in this basic session. Visit your Campus Library guide for more information.
This program prepares students for learning at TAFE NSW. Teachers can choose from a range of sessions (supported by a student Moodle) which introduce students to accessing and using TAFE systems, managing time and stress, developing study techniques for successful learning, and acquiring skills to complete assessments.
In this session you will learn about referencing and bibliographies, plagiarism and copyright, the Harvard referencing style and how to locate the details needed to cite a book; journal or newspaper article; non-book item; internet pages.
Try our Research Help guide for more information
You will be introduced to a range of eResources which give you access to eBooks, eJournals and eVideos, full-text journal and newspaper articles, and specialist information such as Australian Standards, and the National Construction Code. This session can cover one eResource in-depth or briefly introduce a number of eResources.
This session will introduce you to search engines and directories as well as covering search strategies and how to evaluate the quality of information retrieved from the Internet.
You will be shown how to locate relevant statistics for your assignments, using books, journals, websites and eResources. See some of this content on our online guide to Statistics.
This session will show you how to access and what you will find in your Student Portal. These include an email account and access to your Learner Portal where you can view your enrolment record and results.
If you can't come to a session, watch our Student Portal tutorial.
Students can book a 1:1 or small group session with library staff for assessment or technology help. These can be conducted on the spot or booked at a time suitable to the student(s).
All TAFE NSW students have access to any Adobe Creative Cloud application installed on TAFE student computers.
To access, select the required Adobe Creative Cloud Software and log into Adobe Creative Cloud applications, using your TAFE email firstname.lastname@example.org and password.
Please note: Students enrolled in selected Creative Design & Innovation, Infrastructure, Energy and Construction, Technology and Business Services Industry qualifications can download and install the Adobe Creative Cloud applications to their personal devices. Your teacher will need to nominate you for this access. More information.
Learn online at your own pace with the LinkedIn Learning library of 10,000+ creative, business, and technology courses. TAFE NSW provides free access to current staff and students to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. This library has high quality, engaging video tutorials taught by recognised industry experts which can be viewed on desktops and mobile devices.
For login instructions via the TAFE NSW Portal go to the Support and FAQ page.
Smarthinking is an addition to the wide variety of study support services that TAFE NSW already offer to help students with their learning needs, so you have the flexibility to choose the study support option that best suits you.
Free after hours study help, including expert assistance with subjects like writing, maths, science, economics and more. A friendly support team is waiting online to help you, 3:00 pm till late, Monday to Thursday and 24/7 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.