Information and Resources to Support Your Learning

Online Learning Support - Studiosity

Studiosity is an on-line study support service provided FREE to all enrolled TAFESA students. Studiosity is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with the following support available:

  • Studiosity Connect Live is the ‘on-line’ classroom, where students can chat with a Subject Specialist, ask questions, draw graphs, write equations using a white board and upload a file.
  • Studiosity 24/7 Writing Feedback is where students can upload a file and get written feedback on their written work within 24 hours.

The Subject Specialists employed by Studiosity are specially selected and qualified to help students with language, literacy, numeracy, study, and assignment support.

How do you access Studiosity?

Log into TAFE SA Learn using your normal TAFE SA network login details. A direct link will be visible to you from the Learn homepage. Watch our video 'Studiosity In A Nutshell' on this page to see how it's done.

  • How can Studiosity help?

    Studiosity has hundreds of subject specialists across the following areas to help develop skills in:

    English

    • core skills (punctuation, grammar, structure)
    • essay and report writing
    • creative writing
    • speeches and generic text analysis 

    Mathematics

    • general mathematics
    • intermediate mathematics
    • specialist / extension mathematics

    Science

    • biology
    • chemistry
    • physics

    Commerce

    • business studies
    • economics

    Study coaches are on-hand to provide specialist support in a range of essential skills including:

    • study planning
    • revision timetables
    • study hints and tips
    • general assignment and project research
    • note-taking

    TAFE students have additional access to a number of specialist subjects including:

    Statistics

    • parametric and nonparametric tests
    • distribution and variance
    • descriptive statistics
    • t-tests
    • basic ANOVA
    • regression

    Economics

    • GDP
    • resource scarcity/ elasticity
    • utility
    • cost utilisation
    • monopoly
    • growth
    • supply and demand graphs

    Accounting

    • finance principles
    • financial reporting
    • management accounting
    • financial decision making
    • auditing and accounting practice
    • business and company law

     

     

Bridging Units & Foundation Skills Support

Bridging units are classes to help you develop extra skills in reading, writing or numeracy, which can assist you to be successful with your qualification.

When you commence with TAFE SA you will participate in the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) which will help your lecturers identify if bridging units or a Foundation Skills course may assist you.

If you are not enrolled in bridging units, but feel that it would be useful for you to get some extra help, speak to your lecturer who can organise a bridging unit referral for you.

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Computer Skills Support

As a student at TAFE SA, you will need to use computers throughout your studies.  You have access to a range of tools and services that can help you in your coursework, and lots of support is available to help you use this technology.

Basic requirements
You will need access to a computer during your studies.  You can access the TAFE SA online environment by either:

  • using your personal computer or device
  • using computer facilities at your closest TAFE SA Campus
  • accessing community resources such as your public library or community centre.

A basic level of computer skills is helpful, but don't worry if you need support.  You can find out more about getting help on our Computer Support page. 

Library Resources

TAFE SA Libraries are welcoming spaces designed to enhance your learning experience and provide access to digital and print resources.   Professional staff can assist you with research and study support, whether you are on site at TAFE SA or online.

TAFE SA libraries can offer support with 

Study support and research skills: My Information Skills 

  • manage time effectively while studying
  • present essays, reports and presentations
  • analyse and interpret assignment topics
  • effectively search the library and internet
  • evaluate the quality and credibility of resources
  • reference appropriately using the Harvard referencing style

 

 

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Study Skills and Student Wellbeing: TheDesk

TheDesk is an online study skills and wellbeing support website for TAFE SA students.

thedesk supports mental and physical health and wellbeing with a range of modules and tools to help you be able to study more effectively.

  • Getting things done, staying calm, feeling good, dealing with procrastination
  • Information and skills to help you be relaxed, energised and connected.

Use your TAFE SA email address to access thedesk for free. 

Student Counselling and Disability Support

Student counselling is available by appointment to students undertaking training at TAFE SA.  Support can be provided to assist with a range of personal issues impacting on training at TAFE SA. 

The Student Counselling webpage provides information about the range of services and support available, and you can book an initial telephone or online (MS Teams) appointment using our web-based booking system.

Student Services provides support to assist students living with disability, mental health or medical conditions to achieve their learning goals. Our staff are available to confidentially discuss support at any stage during your studies. The Disability Support webpage has more information and resources, and links to connect to our Student Counselling team for more support. 

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Language Support - English as a Second Language

TAFE SA offers courses to help non-English-speaking students communicate socially and in their studies. Our courses give students the skills needed for employment or admission to further study.

The nationally accredited and approved courses are run through the Foundation Skills program, and offer courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. They focus on students’ individual language needs, and cover speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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