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Subject of the month – Early Childhood

Flowers grow in a kindergarden so count yourself write with these fingerpaintingly fun resources at TAFE NSW Hunter and Central Coast Libraries.

Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Book : Birth to big school 

The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) using down-to-earth practical examples.





eBook: Using picture books to enhance children’s social and emotional literacy

This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses well-known children’s literature characters to introduce social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions. It aims to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children’s chances of future success.

TAFE Username and Password required.


Play school weekly themes
This  lists the different themes explored in the show. Click on each theme to find an explanation for the theory behind its use. An 8-10 page pdf document is available which covers each of the 5 days of the theme week.
Australasian journal of early childhood
Published quarterly, AJEC offers evidence-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students. AJEC and the AJEC Online Annex issues available at Glendale Library.
TAFE username and password required.




Early childhood is as easy as ABC when you look at our Children’s Services LibGuide. A faculty of resources including DVD’s, e-resources,websites, databases and books is well worth a look.
So don’t play dough’n your best chance for success by visiting your TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Library today!

Subject of the Month – Maritime

Oh buoy! Anchor down to a shore thing and pier into these reely good TAFE NSW Hunter and Central Coast Libraries resources.

Cargo Work : For Maritime Operations - David House

Book: Cargo work for Maritime operations by D.J. House

This book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types, coverage of roll-on/roll-off cargo handling, containerisation, equipment and offshore supply.

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eBook: Motor engineering knowledge for marine engineers

This key textbook takes into account the varying needs of students studying motor engineering, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses. Please see Database passwords sheet for eBook Collection- Hunter TAFE Collection login.

Website: The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships.
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Magazine: IMO news

​IMO News, the official magazine of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is an essential part of the maritime press, keeping readers up to date with the activities of the organization, including international conferences and important measures  being discussed or adopted.


Making waves is our oar-inspiring Maritime studies LibGuide.
The one stop shop available 24/7 for all your Maritime related textbooks, magazines, websites and e-resources.

Whether you come port or starboard be sure to visit your local TAFE NSW Library today!

Welcome Higher Education Students!

Welcome to all Higher Education students … we hope that you enjoy your course, and remember our friendly and experienced library staff are here to help you!

These LibGuides and links on the Hunter TAFE Library Portal will be useful for the duration of your course:


Associate Degree of Accounting LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other Business guides.



Early Childhood

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & Care (0 – 5) LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other guides including Child Studies, Community Services and Health.



Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other  Sustainability & Environment guides.


 How-Do-I- How Do I …find out about library hours? …access TAFENSW WiFi? …get my username and password? …check my TAFE email? …renew library loans online?Libraries can help you with all of these questions! 

 Ask Ask a question online and library staff will answer you within a day on Monday to Friday. Check our FAQ’s here as well, your question may already have been answered! Take a look at the suggestions that pop up as you type in the Ask Us! search box at the top of the screen:


 eresources View our full range of online resources here including journal and newspaper databases, eVideos, eBooks and self paced tutorials. User Guides are available for many of our eResources, or to find out how to use citation tools, advanced search options or to download eBooks to your iPad or tablet: 


  Support for your research assignments including tips on how to locate quality information, how to reference your work, academic writing help, copyright for students and where to get more help:


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