Computers for student use are available at all campus libraries.
All computers have a standard set of software including:
|Windows XP||Microsoft Office 2010||Internet Explorer 8.0|
For more information on specific software availability or to make a booking, simply contact your local ibrary.
If you experience any issues with the computers, library staff will usually be able to assist with common software problems.
You will need your TAFEcard to access and pay for printing and photocopying in campus libraries.
Standard charges apply at all libraries:
Black and white (A4 - 10 cents or A3 - 20 cents) or Colour (A4 - $1.00 or A3 - $2.00) per page.
In order to access the internet from campus computers, you must use your DEC TAFE username and password. These are usually provided when you enrol. Customer Service Centre staff or campus library staff will assist you if you do not have this information. Students must abide by the library computers and internet conditions of use.
Your DEC TAFE user name and password provides access to:
- The internet on campus - from a student computer or your own wireless laptop
- Your TAFE student record
- Your TAFE email account
Access to the Illawarra Institute wireless network (II-TAFE) is available to all current TAFE NSW students and staff. Access is available in all libraries and across the Wollongong Campus. Please note that II-TAFE access is not available to the general public. You must use your current DEC TAFE username and password and manually configure your device using one of the guides below.
Requirements: To access Il-TAFE, you will need a properly configured 802.11a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi) compatible laptop computer or mobile device that must be able to perform captive portal authentication and use a proxy username and password. You will need to manually configure your mobile device to be able to join the II-TAFE wireless network. Setup instructions are available below.
Most new laptops and handheld wireless devices come with in-built 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support. You can also purchase a wireless network interface card and install it into an existing laptop. Android devices require version 4.0 or above - you cannot connect with older versions.
These are general requirements only and ICTS at Illawarra Institute provides no guarantee that a particular model or type of device will necessarily work with the II-TAFE wireless network.
Wireless access setup guides:
Disclaimer: TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure that its network environment is safe and secure, but takes no responsibility for the configuration or security of privately owned devices. Staff and students of TAFE who use privately owned devices to access the TAFE network do so at their own risk.
Visit the SI Group NSW DEC shop for "Work at Home (WAH) Software" for teachers and employees. The DEC Agreement allows current staff (full and part time) to purchase or download Microsoft and Adobe software. Only those Microsoft & Adobe products that are installed on a user's workplace computer can be installed on one home computer for work purposes. More information for staff