Use essential technologies

While you are studying at TAFE Illawarra you will need to access a range of technologies to help you complete your course.

These technologies can include computer hardware and software, mobile devices, online resources and services, and audio-visual equipment.

Learning how to use the various technologies available will help you with your study. You will also develop real world skills that employers find valuable.

A laptop, smartphone, tablet and cup of coffee arranged on a wooden desk - all essential for study!

Things to do

Develop your digital literacy skills

Some of the basic technology skills you will need to have, or develop, when studying at TAFE Illawarra include being able to:

  • access the internet
  • access your Student Portal to view your timetable, use your TAFE email account and access a range of online resources
  • access and use the TAFE Illawarra Moodle website for your course
  • connect to the TAFE Illawarra WiFi and other public WiFi networks.

The staff at your local TAFE Illawarra Library can help you learn how to use all of these technologies. The best way to get started is to book in for the Skills for Learning : digital and information literacy program at your local campus!

Experiment with different technologies

There are many different tools that can help you with your study, including mobile phones, computers and tablets. These technologies can be used in many different ways, such as:

To keep in touch – stay connected with your teacher or classmates by using SkillsLocker, Moodle or by creating a Facebook group.

To keep track of your work – take photos, record videos or make sound recordings to keep records of the work you are doing that relates to your course.

To store information – you can use a USB drive to store your information or you could try using an online storage system such as One Drive or Dropbox.

If you have a disability there are a wide range of assistive technologies that can help you during your course. Contact the Disability Support staff at your local campus for recommendations of technologies that will meet your individual needs.

Learn with lynda.com

If you find that you don’t have the skills or knowledge (or the confidence!) to use a particular piece of software, your new smart phone or even your camera, lynda.com can help!

lynda.com is a constantly growing library of training videos covering a wide range of technologies, as well as general business and creative skills. There are even videos on job hunting and interview techniques.

As a TAFE Illawarra student, you automatically have FREE access to all of the lynda.com courses. You can watch as many as you want, on any topic you like!

You can access lynda.com from your TAFE Student Portal once you have enrolled in your course.

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