Libraries at a glance

Have you ever wondered what library staff do in between helping you?

This is a snapshot of the services, resources and facilities we provided in a year to Hunter & Central Coast students and staff, not including all of the events we host! Did you know that we often trial and select new online resources (not just what’s on the shelf), maintain the website, and our subject librarians create your LibGuides?

You can find current details about these library services and more at any time here:

I didn’t know that …

… TAFE students can get Microsoft Office 365 for free!

You will need your:

  • TAFE NSW username and password (you can obtain this from Library Staff or Student Services).
  • TAFE NSW email address to verify your enrolment (

Office 365 Free Student Access

Once you have these details:

  1. Visit and enter your TAFE NSW email address.  Enter other details as required by Microsoft.
  2. You will then be prompted to access your TAFE email account – do this by going to the Student TAFE Portal –  click on the link in the email Microsoft have sent you.
  3. Follow the prompts on how to install the software on your computer.  Tip: Make sure you have good network access when you install as the data is large and will take time to download.

Now use the Office 365 products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Free access to Office 365 finishes when you complete your course or are no longer enrolled.

Popular on online courses at TAFENSW

Here are some courses people have been finding useful on You can view one of these now with your TAFE username and password, or go to: at anytime to log in for free via TAFE NSW:

Excel 2016 Essential Training

Learn how to best enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, work with multiple worksheets, format the appearance of your data and cells, and build charts and PivotTables.

Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

Simon Allardice uses JavaScript to explore the core syntax of a programming language, and shows how to write and execute your first application and understand what’s going on under the hood.

Project Management Foundations

Project management is a start-to-finish approach to getting things done and making projects more successful. It’s a profession, but it’s also a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and manage project work more effectively.

Online Marketing Foundations

Learn how to promote your business effectively online and develop a targeted online marketing strategy that engages potential customers throughout the digital landscape.

Time Management Fundamentals

Effective time management is an indispensable skill. Best-selling author and business coach Dave Crenshaw lays the theoretical and practical foundations for managing your time and becoming more productive.

Ask a librarian service


Do you need help?

Ask a Librarian at a TAFE NSW library or online.