- Computer speed: 1 GB of RAM
- 2GHz processor
- A minimum screen size of 1024 x 600, the average size of a netbook.
- Windows XP SP3 and newer or
- Apple Mac® OSX 10.6 and newer
Online learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you won't be going to college every day, you'll be able to connect with your trainer and other students in a virtual classroom. Remember though, to be successful at online learning, you need to be prepared and have the right equipment and technology.
You'll need basic computer skills to study online. This includes the ability to:
If you want to view Canvas (the learning management system) on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend downloading the Canvas mobile app on to your device. The app is supported on:
Go to the Canvas guides for details:
If your operating system is Windows, you will need Adobe® PDF Reader to open and use downloadable learning resources. The latest version can be downloaded for free from Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft® Word or a similar word processing program to create, open and view resources. The latest version of the program would be ideal. If you are using Microsoft® Word, the minimum requirement is version 2007
Screen readers for visually impaired learners
Latest versions are recommended.
If you are also interested in seeing how ready you are yourself for online study and want some information to get ahead with your planning, check out the Preparing for TAFE Online study mini-course.