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This page contains instructions for students who are part of the Office 365 Pilot Program only.  Access to Office 365 for all TAFE Queensland students is coming at a later date. 
 

Office 365

 

 To help enable students to study, all TAFE Queensland students will have access to the Office 365 suite. This includes access to:

 

  • Mail, Calendar, Tasks - A @tqstudent.edu.au mailbox that can store up to 50GB of messages, access to a personal calendar, and a task list app.
  • Cloud Storage - Up to 1TB of personal cloud storage via OneDrive.
  • Office for Desktop - Access to the Office 365 suite of desktop apps for Windows or Mac (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, & Excel)
  • Office on the web - Access to Office 365 apps on the web (Word on the web, PowerPoint on the web, Excel on the web)
  • Office mobile apps - Access to use the mobile apps for Office (available for iOS, iPadOS and Android).
  • Other Office 365 tools – Whiteboard for ideas and collaboration, Sway for creating interactive reports, OneNote for capturing and organizing your thoughts, and lots more.

 

Office 365 apps at a glance

  • Outlook is your TAFE Queensland student inbox and is where you can send and receive email. Learn more.
  • Calendar can help you stay organised by telling you when and where you need to be. Learn more.
  • To Do is a task management app and can help you create order and complete important tasks and reminders. Learn more.
  • OneDrive is your private online cloud storage. You can use this space to store files while you study, and because they're saved in the cloud you can access them from anywhere! You can also share files with your fellow students or teacher from here too. Learn more.
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint are powerful apps for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. You can use these in the web browser or install the desktop apps on your device. Learn more - WordExcelPowerPoint
  • OneNote is a digital note-taking app that allows you to type, draw, organise and search notes. Learn more.
  • Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app to create interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Learn more.
  • Forms is a tool that allows you to create surveys or quizzes and gather the results in one place. Learn more.


You can use these apps to plan, schedule your time, take study notes, create materials, complete assessments, store files, and much more. 

 

Office 365 Set Up and FAQ

The first step to getting started is signing into your new account. To begin you'll need:

  1. Access to an internet connection
  2. Access to a modern web browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari)
  3. Your TAFE Queensland student number and password -- this is provided to you at enrolment.

Before you begin, make sure that you've activated your student account and created a password.

 

Sign in steps

  1. Open a new window or tab in your web browser of choice.
  2. Go to tafeqld.edu.au/office.
  3. Sign in with your TAFE Queensland student number. For example, if your student number is 412345678, then you will sign in with 412345678 and the password you set up. Then click on Log in to continue.
  4. You're in!

Tip: To make it easier to get back next time, consider setting tafeqld.edu.au/office as a bookmark in your browser.

You will receive a unique email address (ending in @tqstudent.edu.au) for the duration of your study at TAFE Queensland. You can find your address by logging in to Office 365 and clicking on your profile dropdown in the top right corner.




You can also use this @tqstudent.edu.au email address to log in to any Office-related product or service (e.g., using the Outlook app on your phone, or installing Office 365 on your computer).

You can choose to share this email address with other students or your teacher in order to communicate. You can also use it to redeem student offers or discounts with a wide variety of retailers.

TAFE Queensland will continue to use the email address that you provided at time of enrolment to communicate important information to you. If you wish to use your new student email address for this purpose, you can update your contact details via the Student Portal.

After signing in, you'll see a list of apps that are available to you as a student on the sidebar.

Note: you'll have access to all the apps in Office 365, but you may not need to use all of them as part of your study!

Your apps at a glance

  • Outlook is your TAFE Queensland student inbox and is where you can send and receive email. Learn more.
  • Calendar can help you stay organised by telling you when and where you need to be. Learn more.
  • To Do is a task management app and can help you create order and complete important tasks and reminders. Learn more.
  • OneDrive is your private online cloud storage. You can use this space to store files while you study, and because they're saved in the cloud you can access them from anywhere! You can also share files with your fellow students or teacher from here too. Learn more.
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint are powerful apps for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. You can use these in the web browser or install the desktop apps on your device. Learn more - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • OneNote is a digital note-taking app that allows you to type, draw, organise and search notes. Learn more.
  • Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app to create interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Learn more.
  • Forms is a tool that allows you to create surveys or quizzes and gather the results in one place. Learn more.

You can also freely install the Office desktop apps on your own desktop computer. To begin the process, click the Install Office button in the corner.

Note: For support for with Office apps on your own personal devices, please contact Microsoft Support. TAFE Queensland cannot offer installation advice or support for Office on personal devices.

Office 365 apps work great on your smartphone or tablet too! Check out the following mobile apps for getting to email, calendar, tasks, files and more.

 
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