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Current Students

Information for students on how to access GOTAFE online learning tools, enrolment information and email.

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First Steps & Digital Help

During your time with GOTAFE, you will need to navigate through accessing a few different programs. To help you with setting yourself up we have put together a quick guide on how to:

  • Set up your access to Office 365 & GOTAFE computers
  • Login to your GOTAFE email
  • Use Office 365
  • Access goLearn (Moodle)
  • Access eStudent
  • Use our campus wifi

Access to your Study Tools & Resources

Office365 Login

Access email via your GOTAFE student account on Office 365

EStudent

Update your personal details, check your results, make a payment and more.

Library

High quality professional assistance, resources and facilities to support our staff and students.

goLearn - GOTAFE Online Campus

Learning made easy with GOTAFE's online learning portal on Moodle. Login to your online GOTAFE campus

Other Online Learning Tools

Access various other online learning tools as directed by your trainer - Catapult, WebTrain, Didasko, Futura

Student Guides, Forms & Policies

Find the resources you need to get organised for your studies including the Student Handbook, study guide, assessment cover sheet and more

Contact IT Support

IT support are available for queries via email from Monday to Friday with responses provided within 2 business days.

Your student email on Office365

When you first enrol with GOTAFE, you will be provided with a GOTAFE Student number and email address.

Student email address

Your email address will be: your_student_number@student.gotafe.vic.edu.au

Your initial password is made up of:

  • Your full surname (no hyphens, spaces or apostrophes)
  • The month of your birthdate (3 characters – eg Jan, Feb, Mar…etc)
  • The year of your birthdate (4 digits – eg 2003)

Example: If your Surname is Dunn-O’Riley, and your Birthday is 06/10/2001, then your Initial Password will be DunnorileyOct2001

The first time you log in to Office365, you will be asked to change this password.

Please note: these credentials do not apply to goLearn – Moodle or SirsiDynix (Library catalogue search) systems. These systems require separate IDs and passwords which will be provided to you by GOTAFE staff when required.

How to reset your password

In order to reset your password, you need to setup your account with either a security question or a recovery email. download our password reset registration guide.

If you’ve forgotten your password and have previously setup your security question or recovery email, reset your password. If you have any difficulty the reset password instructions can be downloaded.

How to change your password

  • Go to http://portal.office.com and sign in with your school account username and existing password.
  • Go to Settings (cog in the top right of the browser) , then click on "Password".
  • Make your changes and click "Save".

Accessing GOTAFE's Wifi Network

GOTAFE’s Wifi is secured and monitored for the safety of all students & staff. In order to connect to our Wifi, you will need to follow these steps to authenticate yourself on our network.

GOTAFE’s Wi-Fi is secured and monitored for the safety of all students & staff. In order to connect to our Wi-Fi, you will need to follow these steps to authenticate yourself on our network.

Frequently asked questions

Office 365 is cloud-based and provides online access to Office 365 ‘Click to Run’ which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Office 365 boasts a number of features including:

  • Real-time co-authoring in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Inserting links to stored files instead of sending entire files to co-workers
  • Editing and converting to PDF made easy
  • Working anywhere from any device
  • Ability to install the latest version of Office 2016 on home device using your GOTAFE email address at no cost

As a security requirement, students now have to periodically change their passwords.

Students will be notified via their student email address within 14 days of the required change.

Instructions on how to do so will be within the email.

Student Support Available

We know that study is just one part of your life, and sometimes you need some support in areas outside your studies.

Whether you need disability support, are having a hard time with your finances, or need advice about navigating study as a new parent, our Student Support Staff are here to help.