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Technology for Learning: Software for Selected Courses

Autodesk Software for Students and Educators

TAFE NSW students have access to a 1-year educational license. It can only be used for educational purposes.

To register you will need:

  • Your TAFE NSW email address e.g.
  • Your TAFE NSW username e.g. john.smith32 and password 
  • Proof of enrolment (e.g. confirmation of enrolment) that includes your full name, the name of the educational institution (TAFE NSW) and a date that covers the current TAFE NSW term.

Please note that verification emails will be sent to your TAFE NSW email address. You can access your email account via the Student Portal.

Things to know
  • To create an account, click on the link to a software in the list above, then select the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Do not select the trial version as it will only give you 30 days of access.


  • When asked for the Institution Type, select University/Post-Secondary. Type TAFE NSW in the Name of educational institution field and select it when it appears in the drop down menu.

        Just one more step | Tell us about your educational institution and how you plan to use your free software. Name of educational institution: tafe nsw

Downloading the software

When the registration is completed, you can download and install any of the Autodesk software. Make sure you check with your teacher which versions are required for your course. Please note that there are separate versions for Macs.

For help with registration, downloading and installing of the software, please contact Autodesk directly:

Resources for Autodesk Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

TAFE NSW students have access to the suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications on selected TAFE NSW computers, and access to install them on personal devices. 

Products include:  Acrobat, After Effects, Animate, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere Pro


On selected TAFE NSW computers (including some TAFE NSW libraries and computer rooms) launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application and login with your TAFE NSW email address (e.g. and your TAFE NSW password.

Once signed in you can access the Adobe Creative Cloud applications already installed on the computer. If you require additional Adobe Creative Cloud applications on a TAFE NSW computer to complete your studies, please contact your TAFE NSW teacher or TAFE NSW Library staff.

At home

Students currently studying at TAFE NSW can download and install the suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications onto their personal devices.

You must log in with your TAFE NSW username and password.

Different Adobe Creative Cloud applications may have certain hardware requirements to install and operate successfully. Please refer to Adobe's Creative Cloud System Requirements for further information.

General resources


Students can upload evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or assessments from a computer, mobile phone or tablet with SkillsLocker for their teacher to review. Your work supervisor can sign off your evidence directly on your device before you send it to your teacher.
Ask your teachers if SkillsLocker is used for your course. SkillsLocker is available via your Student Portal. Sign in to SkillsLocker using your TAFE NSW username and password. You do not need to download an app but we recommend you review the System requirements before you use it.