Trial this now: new video collections from Films On Demand

We are trialing 2 new additional online video collections from Films on Demand until the end of term 2.

The Physical Therapy Collection includes short instructional clips covering a range of physical therapy interventions including stretching techniques and wrapping splints:

Films on Demand Physical Therapy Promo

The Veterinary Collection provides veterinary nursing students with clips on animal anatomy, physiology and behaviour, along with basic veterinary and workplace procedures:

Films on Demand Veterinary Promo

How to access Films on Demand:

  • Go to the Hunter TAFE eResources A-Z list:
  • Select Films on Demand
  • Login with the Facts on File password, available in libraries or online or from the Database Password List with your TAFE username and password.


Please try out these collections and let us know what you think! Comments are welcome on the Ask A Librarian option on the library website. This is also the right place to ask for help with Films on Demand!

Hunter TAFE Historical Collection : Nursing

Nursing Students c1970s Newcastle Campus

Nursing Students c1970s Newcastle Campus

Technical Education in the Hunter began in the 1890s resulting in the formation of Technical Colleges which evolved into Hunter TAFE. Over that time hundreds of different vocational and recreational courses have been taught here.  One example from 1972 was when Newcastle Technical College offered a new exciting and innovative Nursing Course that provided hands on training alongside practical experience in hospitals. Hunter TAFE is still providing quality training for Nursing students today.

If you are looking to begin a career or update your skills, why not come along to one of our Discovery Days on November 18th and 19th and explore your options. Be involved in tertiary education steeped in history which has offered quality education and job opportunities to people from all walks of life.

To discover more about Hunter TAFE history please browse our Hunter TAFE Historical LibGuide.

Keep an eye on this blog for regular photos from the Hunter TAFE Historical Collection. Who knows you may spot someone you know, a blast from the past!


New LibGuide : Allied Health










A new LibGuide has recently been published on Allied Health.

Allied health professionals can include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Podiatrists
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Audiologists

Allied health professionals work alongside doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care for all Australians.  The aim is to support diagnosis, recovery and quality of life. Access to allied health care can increase a person’s mobility, independence and ability to care for themselves. It can also help reduce the risk of complications in chronic conditions or following illness or injury.

A lot of students studying a variety of health fields will find the Allied Health guide of interest.  They may also find these Libguides below useful for their studies.