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
lynda.com - online video tutorials
Moodle - online learning site
Students must abide by the Code of Expected User Behaviour (TAFE NSW)
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 lynda.com video tutorials and more! Log on to the Student Portal now
or watch the guided tour:
Find out more about the Student Portal
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.
Read&Write Gold can help - available on all TAFE Illawarra computers and you can use it at home.
Read&Write Gold is a software package that lets you scan words or pages and hear the text read back to you in a natural voice. It's great for anyone who just wants some help getting started and useful for people with dyslexia, low literacy or limited English language skills.
Students and staff are able to install Read&Write Gold on their home computer. Software and instructions are available from your local Campus Library.
Do you need HELP with your assignments?
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 lynda.com (online training videos)
Find out about other TAFE Illawarra Learner Support Services.
Learner Support teachers are available at Study Centres at the following times:
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
TAFE Illawarra students - access lynda.com via the Student Portal - My Learning
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 Illawarra. It consists of 4 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. For more information, visit the TAFE Illawarra website, ask your teacher or librarian, or complete the Skills for Learning Enquiry Form.
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
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 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.
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.
This session introduces students to lynda.com, an online video tutorial and training website that teaches users software, business and design skills.