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Microsoft 365 training

Microsoft Office Basics

Image 1: Microsoft 365 basic (as shown in Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways 2022)

TAFE Queensland students will be given access to the Microsoft 365 productivity apps such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, plus OneDrive, OneNote, Sway, To Do, Forms, Whiteboard, and more.

Student access includes:

  • Mail, Calendar, Tasks - A student mailbox that can store up to 50GB of messages, access to a personal calendar, and a task list app.  Each student's email address will be (student number for the duration of their study at TAFE Queensland.
  • Cloud Storage -Up to 1TB of personal cloud storage via OneDrive.  
  • Office for Desktop -Access to the Microsoft 365 suite of desktop apps for Windows or Mac (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, & Excel) on personal device/s.  
  • Office on the web- Access to the Microsoft 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 Microsoft 365 tools -Whiteboard for ideas and ideas and collaboration, Sway for creating interactive presentations & web pages, OneNote for capturing and organizing their thoughts, and more. 

Image 2 : Other Office 365 tools (Croft as shown TQ SharePoint : TQ Office 365 for Students)


Students are given a full Microsoft 365 license for the duration of their study plus 6 months, then basic access to Microsoft 365 (including mailbox) for a further 12 months.

Students studying non-accredited or micro-credential courses will still have access to the same tools except for the Office for Desktop products. 

How to Access Microsoft 365 for students 

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Image 3 : video supplied by James Croft

Students can access Microsoft 365 here:

To begin, you will need:

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

Before you begin, you will need to make sure that currently enrolled and have created a password.

Sign in steps

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

We are also encouraging students to set as a bookmark in your browser.

Image 4 : How can students access Microsoft 365 (Croft as shown TQ Sharepoint : TQ Microsoft 365 for Students)

Usage of the tools in Microsoft 365 is subject to TAFE Queensland’s Student Rules and Policies and students will be required to conduct their usage accordingly. 


"Addressing Misuse of Information Technology and Electronic Resources

TAFE Queensland reserves the right to:

  • Moderate access to internet and intranet services, including filtering of websites, and blocking selected non-educational and training websites, in order to improve the speed and quality of education and training delivery;

  • Monitor and record all usage of its computer networks; and

  • Access a student email account where it is considered that there may have been misuse of the email system.

The misuse of information technology and electronic resources is a form of student misconduct, and will be managed under the Student Misconduct process.

Instances of misuse of information technology and electronic resources may also be unlawful behaviour under Queensland or Australian law, and may result in further action being taken." (TAFE QLD 2022)

Image 5 : Ask and get help (as shown in Microsoft 365 Leaning Pathways 2022)

How to get support for Microsoft 365?

There are several other options for students seeking support.

  • More information on how to use Microsoft 365 apps & services can be found at Microsoft 365 at TAFE Queensland.
  • To reset your password for Microsoft 365, you can use the TAFE Password Manager site and your Connect password will also be reset.
  • For student support with Microsoft apps on student devices, students will need to contact Microsoft Support. TAFE Queensland cannot offer installation advice or support for Office apps on personal devices. 

References used

Croft J (2022) TQ Sharepoint : TQ Office 365 for Students, accessed 17 June 2022,

Microsoft (2021) Microsoft support, accessed 30 August 2021,,

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