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Information for enrolled students

Helpful information for students:

Access your portal and TAFE email

You can access the student portal using the following link This will give you access to your TAFE Email account, as well as other useful items.

Please Note: Many of your "Official" communications will go to your TAFE Mail account. You need to check this email account on a regular and frequent basis.

Logging in to TAFE

To log on to the lab machines enter your username in the format: where firstname.lastname1 is your allocated username.

Learning Management System

Your teachers will ask you to join the class LMS either Moodle or Canvas.


Moodle for Hornsby TAFE IT


Canvas instructure

Microsoft Office

As an enrolled student you have access to Microsoft office for free. Go to (Links to an external site.)

Sign in with your TAFE NSW email and password. You can only have access once you have enrolled.

Microsoft Software

Enrolled students can access Microsoft software go to: and log in using your TAFE email address and password.


Due to social distancing restrictions some classes maybe delivered using MS Teams. Have a read through the Student guide for Microsoft Teams

Backing up your Work

One of the most common problems students face is losing their work. There is no guarantee that data you store on the PC will be there for the next lesson. The machines can (and in some rooms almost certainly will) be rebuilt on a regular basis.

You must get into the habit of backing up your work. I recommend that at least once a week you copy all your files from your USB drive to your Home PC.

Lost property

If it is within a short time, go back to the room you last had the item. If there is a teacher there, ask if you can check you the missing item. It may already be on their desk.

Most items should have your name on them - external HDD drives, glasses cases, notebooks, etc.

USB Flash drives, if there is no room for your name on the outside, you should create a text file in the root directory of the device called RETURN-TO.TXT and in that file, have your name, email and any other details you might want to try and ensure your property is returned.

Most items eventually end up in the IT Section Office (Ground Floor G-Block), so after a day or so, come to the door, press the doorbell and ask if your item has been handed in.