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Copyright: Copyright Fee Free Resources


      The advantages of using free for education material include:

  1. It is free - TAFE NSW does not pay for the use of this material by teachers or content developers.
  2. Access to this material does not generally need to be restricted to students and teachers. Therefore, free for education material can be used on content repositories which are open to the public.

Note that you still need to comply with any applicable licence terms in relation to free for education material. 

Regardless of the licence or statements that no attribution is required, you should always label any content used. Follow the guielines:

More free image resources listed at Smartcopying

Information from Smartcopying on using music, including a list of free music sites

Open Education Resources are teaching and learning resources available under legally recognised open licences. They are free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute (depending on the licence type). Many utilise Creative Commons licences.

Information from Smartcopying about OER resources

More free video resources listed at SmartCopying

Fee Free Resources by Topic Area

Understanding Creative Commons 2011

Finding Creative Commons Images on Google

  1. Enter your search term into the Google Images search bar.
  2. Once the results are displayed, click on Tools. (top right, under the search bar)
  3. Click on the drop-down menu under Usage Rights.
  4. Choose the licence you want- for instance, Labeled for reuse – will locate images that can be reproduced, communicated, redistributed or published for educational and commercial purposes. Don't filter using non commercial licences
  5. Click on an image to see more detail and then click on Visit to confirm the images licence details.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. When developing courses, don't use any non commercial use CC licences.

Creative Commons, Australia (2012), What are the Creative Commons licences? factsheet, accessed from:


ImageCodr: HTML code for Flickr images


Smartcopy page explaining about Creative Commons