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As a student of South Regional TAFE, the following electronic services are available. For password assistance, refer to Password Help section below.

YOUR TAFE ACCOUNT

Your TAFE account details are:

  • Username: Your Student ID                             
  • Password:  The password you created (for brand new students, use TafeDDMMYYYY where  DDMMYYYY is your date of birth - eg Tafe25121999)
  • Email Address:  StudentID@tafe.wa.edu.au      

Your account:

  • is automatically provisioned the day after you enrol
  • provides access to on-campus computers, Wi-Fi, Office 365, One Drive, Blackboard and Library Research Resources listed below
  • is provided on the basis of the Conditions of Use below

To setup your account and enable you to recover your password, complete the steps outlined in the Secure your Account section below.

SECURE YOUR ACCOUNT

Once your account is provisioned, logon to Office 365 and complete the setup of your account as follows (you can also check or update your choices):

  • Click Next on this "Additional info required" page

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  • Click the "Set it up now" links as required.
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  • Click Finish
PASSWORD HELP

Default Password

If you have never logged on before your default password is TafeDDMMYYYY (where DDMMYYYY is your date of birth, e.g. Tafe25121999)

Forgotton Your Password?

Reset your password online at https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com Otherwise, call into the Library to reset your password.

Password Expired?

Your password will expire every 90 days. To change your password once it has expired, either:

Once you’ve changed your password, ensure you change all of your devices and applications.

Change Your Password

To change your password at any time, either:

Once you’ve changed your password, ensure you change all of your devices and applications that use your TAFE Account.

Password Lockout

To protect your account from security breaches, your account will be locked out if 5 failed login attempts occur within 15 minutes. Once locked, you will need to wait for 15 minutes before your account is unlocked so you can enter a correct password. If you need to reset your password, go to https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com .

If your account is being locked out, ensure that the password is correct on all of your devices for all relevant applications including Wi-Fi.

Password Policy

Your password must:

  • be changed at least every 90 days
  • be at least 8 characters long
  • not have been used previously​
  • not use any part of your name or username​​​
  • include characters from 3 of the following 4 character sets:
    • uppercase
    • lowercase
    • number
    • special character (eg. . !@#$%^&*())

Password Recommendations

To ensure security of your account, it is recommended that the password you choose has:

  • No names of anybody or anything associated with you (e.g. relatives, workmates, friends, pets), spelt either forward or backwards
  • No numbers associated with you (e.g. vehicle license plate number, telephone number, mobile phone number, street number), spelt either forward or backwards
  • No word found in an English or foreign language dictionary, spelt either forward or backwards
  • No place names, spelled either forward or backwards
  • No proper nouns, spelled either forward or backwards
WI-FI

Free wireless internet is available at all SRTAFE campuses in accordance with the Wi-Fi Connect User Guide.

Office 365 is provided whilst you are enrolled and includes:

  • Outlook Email
  • One Drive File Storage
  • Online productivity applications, including Word Online and Excel Online
  • Microsoft Office for download and installation to your personal computer

To sign in, click Office 365 and logon using your TAFE Account
Upon completion of your studies, consider migrating to a Personal Office 365 account as your TAFE Office 365 account will close 3 months after your enrolment ceases. For questions and assistance, refer to Microsoft's FAQs at https://products.office.com/en-au/student/office-in-education.

OUTLOOK EMAIL

An email address is automatically created for you upon enrolment.

To sign in, click Office 365

ONE DRIVE FILE STORAGE

OneDrive (part of Office 365) is used to store your files and can be accessed with your TAFE Account using either:

  • a web browser by signing into Office 365 and selecting OneDrive
  • the OneDrive desktop icon from an on-campus computer
  • the OneDrive mobile app
  • the H: drive of an SRTAFE on-campus computer (the H: drive will only appear on an on-campus computer after completing the steps in the Secure your Account section above)
BLACKBOARD

Blackboard is the Department of Training and Workplace Development/TAFEWA online learning platform.  As well as online learning, some lecturers are also using Blackboard to support in class delivery. If you are unsure please ask your lecturers if they are utilising Blackboard to support your training.

To sign-in, click Blackboard and use your TAFE Account login and password. For the best result, Blackboard should be opened in the Chrome browser.

If you use Blackboard and do not attend at any campus, please complete the steps in the Secure your Account section above to ensure you secure ongoing access to your TAFE Account.

 

Study Guide

View the Online Study Guide – Introduction to Blackboard document.

 

Important Information

Always LOG OUT of Blackboard – closing the internet or letting it time out can cause issues the next time you try to log in, and may cause Password Lockout

 

Password Lockout

To protect your account from security breaches, your account will be locked out if 5 failed login attempts occur within 15 minutes. Once locked, you will need to wait for 15 minutes before your account is unlocked so you can enter a correct password.

Remember: If your account is locked, all your devices, using your TAFE Account, including applications and Wi-Fi will be affected.  Once you’ve changed your password, ensure you change your password on all your devices and applications that use your TAFE Account.

 

If you are still experiencing problems and need assistance logging into Blackboard, please contact Blackboard Enquiries at  blackboard@srtafe.wa.edu.au

For more information, see YOUR TAFE ACCOUNTSET UP YOUR ACCOUNT, and PASSWORD HELP in the above dropdowns.

OTHER LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Other learning management tools including Dental Assistant, Profile 21, LLN Robot, CDX Heavy Vehicle, and Rural Skills Australia are managed by your lecturer. If you need access to these applications, please contact them.

MICROSOFT AZURE

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching provides access to Microsoft software, tools and services and is available to SRTAFE students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths units.

To download software, logon to the Education Hub using your TAFE account.

Other related Microsoft services are also available as follows:

For more information, please refer to:

LIBRARY RESOURCES

The library maintains various databases and online resources. Please go to Library Resources to access.  Should any of these services request a username and password please use your TAFE Account unless otherwise noted.

Contact your library

Bunbury campus - phone 6371 3174 or email library@srtafe.wa.edu.au

Albany campus - phone 6371 3860 or email library.albany@srtafe.wa.edu.au

CONDITIONS OF USE

South Regional TAFE provides computing resources to assist students complete their studies and the use is a privilege.

Students are to use the resources in a responsible manner and respect the integrity of computer systems, networks and data, and the rules and regulations governing their use as detailed below.

  • All use of computer resources must be directly related to your course/qualification
  • You must not reveal your password to others nor use another person’s account
  • Installation of any software or hardware, or changing the configuration of any equipment is prohibited
  • You may not act in any way that may disrupt the use of the network or computing resources
  • Seeking to gain un-authorised access to college computer systems is prohibited
  • It is prohibited to use college services for malicious purpose
  • The use of college services for commercial activity is prohibited
  • You may not use college services to create, host or transmit material, or engage in activities that could cause offence to others
  • All information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property
  • You must not use college services for any activities which contravene the laws of Australia or its states and territories, or of the destination country in the case of data being transmitted abroad

Monitoring of computer usage, including email and Internet use, is carried out regularly. South Regional TAFE reserves the right to retrieve any item/file on the computer system at any time, including email, and information accessed via the Internet.

Consequences for misuse/abuse of computing resources:

  • Warning
  • Loss of privilege to use computing resources
  • Referral to administration for discipline
  • Referral to authorities for legal processing

Depending on severity, the disciplinary process may include combinations of consequences.

Some South Regional TAFE computing resources are provided using self-signed SSL Certificates which encrypt login and other personal account credentials.

In order to access these computing resources you will be required to accept these Certificates. In doing so, you accept that your use of computing resources provided my South Regional TAFE is at your own risk. Neither South Regional TAFE nor its providers will be liable for any loss, damage, cost, expense or liability arising from any claims due to your use, misuse or attempted use of any facility or service covered by this Agreement.

Students are prohibited from using the TAFE college ICT network for the purpose of copyright infringement. If you are found to be repeatedly engaging in activities contrary to this policy, your ICT network access privileges may be suspended.

Page last updated June 03, 2020