Learning Support

TAFE SA provides a range of learning support options to assist students to achieve their training goals.

Assessing your Learning Support Needs

Students who need additional support for vocational training undertake courses in Foundation Studies streams or they may access additional bridging or foundation skill development within their training package. 

A Core Skills Assessment (CSPA) will help plan the right learning support options.

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StudiosityStudiosity (formerly Your Tutor) is an after-hours academic tutoring service which provides individualised tutoring and guidance to students.

Studiosity is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, with the following support available:

  • Studiosity Connect Live:  In the ‘online classroom’ students can chat via instant messaging, draw graphs or write equations onto the interactive graph paper, or upload a file. 
  • Studiosity 24/7 Essay Help: students can get help with a written draft and receive an expert response within 24 hours.

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

How do you access Studiosity?

Just 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, simply scroll down to access it.

  • 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

     

     

TAFE SA Library website

Visit the TAFE SA library website to access a range of resources including:

My Information Skills online tutorials

My Information Skills is a suite of short, self-paced online tutorials on research, study and referencing skills for TAFE SA students. The self-paced guides compliment the library study guides, covering information literacy skills including how to:

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

Contact your librarian for more information.

Student Services

Student Services provides free and confidential face to face and telephone support. Student services staff can assist students in accessing a wide range of services to help students to achieve their learning goals.

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Language Support

TAFE SA offers courses to help non-English-speaking students communicate effectively, both socially and in their studies.

The nationally accredited and approved courses are run through the English Language Centre and offer students the skills needed to gain employment or admission to further English language or vocational courses.

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Online Workshops for Students

TAFE SA is moving to digitally-enabled learning in an online environment. To help students make the most out of this new way of learning, we are offering free online workshops.
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Studying online with TAFE SA

As many adjust to a new world of online learning, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for study success.
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Your toolbox for success and wellbeing while you study

Study can be exciting and brings mixed emotions and thoughts. Balancing assignments, practical learning and placements can be a challenge.
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